|Magnifico | Published 21 December 2010|
Imagine a world where Leonardo DaVinci’s various machines of war were actually built. Now, imagine what the face of war would look like if these inventions suddenly became mass-produced.
Welcome to Magnifico.
Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Magnifico: DaVinci’s Art of War! In this alternate vision of the 16th century Renaissance, Leonardo DaVinci is leading the arms race with his radical new designs. War is now waged with lumbering tanks and high-flying airplanes, and if you can’t keep up with the evolving technology...you will never become the next magnifico.
In this board game of conquest and invention for 3-5 players, the rules of war have changed drastically. No longer can infantry and cavalry fight it out on the open field. Now huge constructs are led into battle, laying waste to whatever stands in their way. Magnifico: DaVinci’s Art of War is an inventive game of economy, technology, and warfare. Players must take over new territories in order to raise more money, invest in new projects, and fund the construction of their war machines.
Magnifico comes with a colorful game board, 400 plastic soldiers, 20 plastic tanks, 20 plastic airplanes, 16 plastic castles (with 40 attachable plastic towers), plastic coins (Florins), 6 custom dice, and 60 Project cards.
With its blend of elegant mechanics and customizable inventions, Magnifico creates a strategic game that’s easy to learn and play. Do you have what it takes to become the next magnifico? Visit the Magnifico: DaVinci’s Art of War website for more information, then this winter, prepare to reinvent warfare!
Magnifico: DaVinci’s Art of War is an inventive board game of military conquest for 3-5 players. Set in an alternate history where DaVinci’s fantastic machines of war were mass-produced and fielded in battle, Magnifico offers a unique vision of 16th century warfare. Players are tasked with becoming the next “magnifico” by conquering the most lands, acquiring the most works of art, and constructing the most projects for their people.
I own this game, not sure who published it before FFG. It is a great game, with some interesting mechanics. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes "light wargames".
For my group the limit of 5 players is usually the deal breaker.
I have seen this at my game store for some years but have not purchased it because of the 3 player and up. I wished you could play with 2 players. I wonder if FFG is going to change anything about the game and/or up the price. Maybe it would be good to get it before FFG sells it??? If the price will go up...
No option for 2 players? Well, than I'm going to pass on this one...
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I eas very interested in this game when I first saw something about it a couple of years ago. I will definitely be picking it up from FFG when it becomes available. A great theme!
Airplanes? I could have sworn they were called 'Ornithopters'. Regardless, cool looking bits and quite an interesting theme for a game.
I wonder if this is the same game as the Asmodee Editions version of Magnifico. It looks just like it.
Looks awesome. Pretty interesting idea that I'm very intrigued to try out.