Here’s a quick setup guide for Concordia, a hand-building game of Roman conquest.  If you want a rules refresher, watch my How to Play Concordia video.

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HI! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table. Here’s how you set up Concordia. Chuck out all these city tiles face-down, and then match the letters at random with the letters on the map. Then, flip them all over. Look at each province one by one, and identify the most valuable good that’s produced in that province. That’s the good that goes on the grid. The most valuable good in Germania is food, so Germania gets a food token. Give each player an identical starting deck of Personality Cards. Take the common deck of Personality Cards, and sort them by Roman numeral. Then, cut the deck down according to how many players you have. So for a 3-player game, you’d use the I, II, and III stacks. Shuffle each Roman numeral stack separately, and then pile them with the highest-numbered stack on the bottom. Deal the top 7 cards out on the board. Every player picks a colour, and fills their storehouse with their starting goods and surplus colonists. Everyone takes 15 houses in their colour. Randomly pick a starting player, who gets 5 sestertii to start. Every other player going clockwise around the table gets 1 additional sestertius to start. Put your score marker on the outside track, and your remaining 2 colonists in Roma. The last player gets the Præfectvs Magnvs card. And now you’re ready to play! If you’d like to know more about how to play, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the setup segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!

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Concordia

2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire ruled the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. With peace at the borders, harmony inside the provinces, uniform law and a common currency, the economy thrived and gave rise to mighty Roman dynasties as they expanded throughout the numerous cities. Guide one of these dynasties and send colonists to the remote realms of the Empire; develop your trade network; and appease the ancient gods for their favor – all to gain the chance to emerge victorious!  CONCORDIA is a peaceful strategy game of economic development in Roman times for 2 to 5 players age 13 and up. Instead of luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic abilities. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them!

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