Game Profile: Fresco

Dive into the Renaissance World of the Fresco Painters & Help Restore the Ceiling of the Cathedral!

Mechanics Worker Placement, Simultaneous Action
Theme Renaissance
Publication Queen Games, 2010
Ages 10+
Time 60
Players 2 – 4

Fresco is a worker placement game with a unique
beginning. Players are artisans managing their 5 workers. The first step in
each round is to plan the start of the work day. Is it better to rise early and
use the opportunity to buy paints at the market? But then you have to be
prepared for your workers mood to darken. Or would you rather sleep longer and
progress quickly because you’re in a good industrious mood? Make workers too
unhappy and lose a worker; make them happy and you can gain a worker. With your
paints proceed to the cathedral and restore a section or sections of the fresco
as you have the appropriate paints for. And don’t forget to boost your income
by painting portraits in the studio or to obtain special paint colors in the paint
mixing operation. You should also plan for a theater visit one evening – as you
have to keep your workers in a good mood after all! If you’re clever in
planning you can become the most successful fresco painter and gain the most

Here is a game tutorial by Queen Games

We have an open copy of Fresco is available in our Store Demo Library for you come in and try out.

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