Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of the great Portuguese capital city after a series of terrible catastrophes. On November 1, 1755, Lisboa suffered an earthquake of an estimated magnitude of 8.5–9.0, followed by a devastating tsunami and 3 days of raging fires. The city was almost totally destroyed.
Lisboa is thus played, in part, on a representational map of the city. During the planning of the downtown re-building project, the type of businesses permitted in each street was pre-determined. The clockmakers and goldsmiths had their street; as did the bookstores and libraries; the tailors and silk vendors; and the toolmakers as well. This all comes into play on the Lisboa gameboard.
Players represent the nobility of Lisboa who will use their influence in the reconstruction and business development of the new city.
The economic motor is driven by the wealth of the royal treasure, and this treasure is controlled by player actions during the game, making each match a totally different experience. The game ends after a fixed number of rounds, and whoever gathers the most wigs by the end of the game wins.
Lisboa is played in rounds. Each round, all players play one turn. They may place one card on their display or replace one card from this display. During the game, players schedule hearings to get character favors, such as commerce, construction, and openings. The iconic buildings score the stores, and stores provide income to the players. Players need to manage influence, construction licenses, store permits, church power, workers and money, with the workers' cost being dependent on the prestige of the players.
In rebuilding the city, players will make use of the Royal Builder, who works with the architects to build Lisboa anew, while the Marquis will provide aid in the development of commerce. The King will provide players with political help in re-opening the beautiful new city. But the true reason you are rebuilding the city is not for greatness, or even fame or fortune. As a nobleman or noblewoman of Lisboa, your primary motivation is the acquisition of Wigs--a most important trading commodity of the Era, and the means of scoring points in the game.
What's in the box?
(1) Game Board, Rulebook
(4) Player Aid Booklets
(4) Expanded Player Boards
(60) Goods Tokens - 15 Gold, 15 Cloth, 15 Books, 15 Tools
(55) Real Coins (unlimited) - 30 "1" Real, 20 "5" Reais, 5 "10" Reais
(16) Double-sided Public Buildings
(22) Large City Tiles
(5) Small City Tiles
(4) Scoring Tiles
(12) Royal Favor Tiles from 3 different nobles
(37) Clergy Tiles
(1) Cardinal Meeple
(82) Political Cards
(12) Ship Cards
(70) Decree Cards
(63) Rubble Cubes in 3 colors
(1) Treasury Marker
(4) Price Markers in 4 colors
(8) Discs in 4 player colors
(20) Rubble set markers in player colors
(4) Courtier Meeples in player colors
(32) Official Meeples in player colors
(32) Wooden Houses in player colors
(1) Start Player Tile
(1) Clergy Tile Bag
(1) Rubble Bag
(1) 2-Player Overlay
(12) Card Start-up Pack
(1) Decree Display Board
1 to 4 Players
60 to 120 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 07 November 2017