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Sanssouci - An exciting tile-placement game that is easy to learn and fun to play - even for just 2 players!

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Sanssouci - An exciting tile-placement game that is easy to learn and fun to play - even for just 2 players!

Who will create the most beautiful garden?

Potsdam, Germany, 1745: Frederick the Great commissions you to construct the most impressive garden for his new Sanssouci Palace. Your design includes majestic pavilions, magnificent statues, aromatic herb gardens, and amazing labyrinths. Soon, nobles stroll down the richly cultivated paths. The more impressed they are with your creativity, the more handsomely you will be paid!

Game Play

Competing against up to three other landscape architects, you have your own garden game board on which to build rose gardens, vineyard terraces, labyrinths, and fountains – but not just anywhere, mind you. You must meet certain building requirements and unfortunately you won't always have everything you need on hand.

More specifically, your garden board is divided into rows and columns. Each row has a color, while each column shows one of nine garden elements, such as a well or a pavilion. Players start the game with one noble at the top of each column.

The shared tile-supply board has five rows – with colored spaces matching the colors on the player boards – and two columns, which are unlabeled. At the start of the game, ten tiles are placed on this supply board; each tile depicts one of the nine garden elements.

On your turn, you can play one of the two cards in your hand, which determines the tile you can take from the supply. There's only one card that lets you take any tile – but if you play a card showing a garden element that isn't present, you can instead take any tile!

Next, place the tile you just acquired on your player board in the column matching the image on the tile and the row matching the color from which the tile was taken. If this space is already filled, flip the tile to show the gardener on the other side, and place him on any free space in the same row or same column.

After placing your tile, you may move one of your nobles along a path of placed tiles, as long as the noble ends his movement in the same column in which he started, but on a lower row. Score points equal to the row the noble reached.

Finally, refill the supply and draw a new card.

The game ends after 18 rounds. Each player receives bonus points for each completed row and column. Players also score for the  two order cards they received at the beginning of the game. The player with the most points wins.

Contents: 1 game board, 4 gardens, 81 garden tiles, 90 cards, 36 noblemen, 4 counting stones, 4 expansion-gardens, instructions.


Number of Players 2 to 4
Playing Time 30 to 45 minutes
Suggested Ages 8 and up
Mechanics hand management, pattern building, tile placement, Sanssouci
Designer Kiesling, Michael
Illustrator Harald Lieske
Publisher Ravensburger
Year Published 2014
Binding Box
Condition New

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