I trying to recall the title of a game. I remember its gameplay and mechanics rather well, however its name eludes me.

  • The premise has you as monks who travel around Italy during the medieval period, reconstructing holy books. There's a pretty detailed map drawn in the Medieval style which serves as the game board. Edit: Actually the premise is that you are monks trying to construct a common language from analyzing dialects from different part of Italy to come up with a common form of the language.

  • It uses Action Points system, when you spend 1 AP to move to one neighboring province, 3 AP to move two. You can also use AP to gather money. The AP tokens are big purple tokens. You can spend some AP to unlock more AP.

  • You are supposed to go to different part of the maps to reconstruct books from the different pieces.

  • Towards the end of the game, the Pope will die and one of the players could become Pope depending on certain conditions.

  • Name of the game is in Latin

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    As a videogamer, I am amazed by the game mechanic and disappointed that this question is not on Arqade.
    – svavil
    Jul 21 '16 at 12:02
  • Which is why I love board games, because there's such an amazing variety of interesting premises.
    – Extrakun
    Jul 21 '16 at 15:44

After hunting through various BoardGameGeek lists, I had the idea of looking for games set in Italy (there's actually a list for that!). The game in question is De Vulgari Eloquentia.


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