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Opera


Opera

In 1607, Monteverdi’s opera La Favola d’Orfeo had its worldwide premiere. Now, more than 400 years later, Opera the Boardgame will be presented to the world during SPIEL’09.

Characteristics:
Category of game:
- Strategic boardgame
- Players: 2-4
- Duration: 90-150 minutes
- Age: 12 and up
- Languages: Dutch, English and German
- Strategic * * * * *
- Tactics * * * *
- Luck

Three centuries of opera
The Game Master proudly presents an intriguing boardgame, that takes the players on a journey through three centuries of opera. Opera leads you trough the periods of Baroque, Classicism and Romance, revolving around the famous music of Händel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner and Verdi.

Unique game experience
The players are leading members of aristocratic families, who dedicate themselves to encourage a finer taste in opera in six leading European cities. The Opera game is unique on several points. The sequence of play is decided by the players, through a delicate system of bidding, budgeting and decision making. The initiative of the players, the fame of the composers and the timing of the different characters have a subtle but decisive role in Opera.

Opera Gameview

Gameplay
In Opera the boardgame, the players influence the playing sequence. At the start of each round, the players choose how much they are willing to spend to hire the employees and characters. The player with the highest bid chooses the first role. The Impresario scouts for music pieces of the most famous composers. By inviting the Maestro to the city, you will add more grandeur to the performances in your opera house. The Critico gives a relentless judgment on the operas he visits. He has a major influence on the fame of the composers. These roles are the core of the game, together with the Architetto, the Signora and the Esperto.

Relive the grandeur of the opera in the strategic board game Opera.

You can see here how to play the board game Opera.

Rules of the Game
Download here the english rules and the french rules of the boardgame Opera. The German edition is available at Huch & Friends. If you have any question about the game, check the FAQ list for the answers.

Reviews
Visit the website of boardgamegeek for more pictures! And you have to watch this Review and game play overview of the Board game Opera, reviewed by Castelli!

Shops
You can find a complete overview of dealers here.Opera


Credits

Game Designer: Hans van Tol
Illustrations: Volkan Baga
Graphics: Arenea Kunkeler