Build your own Roman province.
You build your own Roman province and try to make it as safe as possible. But you must also take care of enough crops and food. And don’t forget to chop enough wood to repair houses and boats.
You try to make your grain fields as large as possible. Have your woodsmen and fishermen deliver wood and fish to as many homes as possible. Meanwhile your watchmen keep an eye on the land.
However… you never know exactly which card will be drawn next. Will you wait another round for the perfect card? Or will you adjust your planning? Limes is the game where YOU decide. You place every card. You place every Roman. To win you need a plan. And change it again. And maybe again.
Each player has his own deck of cards. One player shuffles his deck, then places a card at random on the table; each other player takes this same card and places it on the table in his own area. Each player can optionally place one of his figures on this card; once a figure is placed on a card, it cannot be returned to the supply. The second card played (and all subsequent cards) much be placed adjacent to or touching the corner of an already-played card. After each card placement, a player can either place a new figure on this card or move an already-placed figure; a figure can move from one territory to an adjacent territory, e.g., from woods to lake or from grain fields to woods.
The game ends as soon as any player has placed 16 cards in a square (4×4 grid). Each player then receives points as follows:
- Farmers receive one point for each connected grain field.
- Fishermen receive one point for every house situated directly adjacent to their lake.
- Watchmen receive one point for every patch of woods they can see in a straight line (north, east, south, west) from their tower; other watchtowers block their view, so they can’t see woods behind those towers.
- Woodcutters receive one point for every territory to which they can deliver wood, e.g., every different adjacent territory.
The player with the most points wins, with ties being broken in favor of the player who has the highest score with a single figure.
Play with as many people as you like!
- 2014 Kinderspielexperten “8-to-13-year-olds” Nominee
- 2014 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Two-players Winner
- 2014 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Two-players Nominee