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Designed by Vladimír Suchý
45-150 minute playtime
City Building, Medieval, Puzzle, Area Majority / Influence, Enclosure, End Game Bonuses, Income, Tile Placement, Variable Set-up
Heart of the Empire
Charles IV has been crowned King of Bohemia and ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. From his castle in Prague, he oversees construction of new fortifications, a bridge across the Vltava River, a university, and a cathedral rising within the walls of the castle itself. Prague is already among the largest cities in Europe. King Charles will make it the capital of an empire!
Players take the role of wealthy citizens organizing various building projects in medieval Prague. By expanding their wealth and joining in the construction, they gain favor with the king. Players choose from six actions which are always available, but weighted with a constantly shifting array of costs and benefits. Clever players will discover synergies between carefully timed actions and the rewards from constructing the civic projects. At the end of the game, the winner is the player who most impressed King Charles.
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