I have to agree with Evan. There are many reasons to love Condottiere , not the least of which is that it supports 2 - 6 players and takes all of a few minutes to set up. The game moves at a fast clip, is simple to explain to new players, and really captures the feel of the winds of change on the field of battle. For me, the moment-to-moment shifts were really great, along with the groans and excited yelling that come with a particularly surprising card play. It was an energetic and fantastic lunch break that caused me to pick up my own copy the very next day. Hopefully you’ll have a chance to enjoy it for yourself.
Condottiere is a game of intrigue and battle set in the Renaissance age, where armies of mercenaries fight to conquer and unite the most famous city-states of Italy.