Game Details

Name Coimbra (2018)
Complexity 3.2797
BGG Rank 176
Player Count 2 - 4
Mechanism(s) Action Drafting, Auction/Bidding, Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, End Game Bonuses, Set Collection, Variable Set-up

In the 15th and 16th century, Portugal is thriving under its leading role during the Age of Discovery. Nestled in the heart of Portugal, the city of Coimbra serves as a cultural center of the country. As the head of one of Coimbra's oldest houses, you seek to earn prestige by deepening relationships with nearby monasteries or funding expeditions of the era. To reach this goal, you must vie for the favors of the city's most influential citizens, even if you must offer a bit of coin or some protective detail.

Coimbra introduces an innovative new dice mechanism in which the dice players draft each round are used in multiple different ways and have an impact on many aspects of their decision making. While there are many paths to victory, players should always seek to optimize their opportunities with every roll of the dice. Combined with ever-changing synergies of the citizens, expeditions, and monasteries, no two games of Coimbra will ever be the same!

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 1 Top 100 (2018)
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 29 Top 100 (2018)
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 1 Top 10 (2018)
Cardboard Republic 2019 0 Best Tactician Games Of 2018
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 67 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 61 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 1 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 42 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 56 Top 100 2019
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 78 Top 100 2019