With Unusual Suspects arriving at your FLGS this Friday, November 11th, CMON Limited is happy to announce our continued publishing partnership with Cranio Creations for English language versions of Lorenzo il Magnifico and Council of 4. Adding these titles to CMON’s already varied family of games gives players more choice when it comes to their game nights while expanding our offering of euro-style games.
Cranio Creations’ CEO and Founder, Lorenzo Tucci Sorrentino, says, “CMON is the right partner to bring Cranio Creations’ games and brand to an international audience.” He continues, “Unusual Suspects was incredibly well received by our American audience, and we believe Lorenzo il Magnifico and this new version of Council of 4 will both be success stories.” David Preti, Creative Director of CMON, commented, “As an avid fan of euro games, I’ve always followed Cranio Creations’ titles. Lorenzo il Magnifico and the brand new version of Council of 4 fit perfectly into our growing games catalog, and CMON is pleased to welcome such a talented team to our family.”
Lorenzo il Magnifico
In Lorenzo il Magnifico, players control prominent families during the Italian renaissance, aiming to become the most influential among the other players. To do so, they must earn victory points by sending the members of their families out to gather resources, gain development cards (representing a multitude of different things, such as new territory, influential people and more), and put those development cards to use. Of course, the families must also pay their respect to the Church or face hard penalties when the time comes.
At Essen 2016, Lorenzo il Magnifico was highly praised. Designed by Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli (Egizia), and Simone Luciani (Council of 4 and Voyages of Marco Polo), with art by Klemenz Franz (Agricola, Le Havre and Isle of Skye), CMON will present the game with its original game mechanics and visuals.
Council of 4
In the Council of 4, players take on the rolls of rich merchants in a prosperous Empire that’s divided into three Kingdoms. The Kingdoms are each ruled by a council of four nobles. Players will do whatever it takes to obtain building permits for their Emporiums within the Kingdoms’ cities. Bribery and political power struggles abound; even the Queen is not above being swayed, overlooking the need for permits from time to time. The player that gains the most points through connecting Emporiums, having the most in a Kingdom’s cities, obtaining permits, or increasing their rank on the nobility track will win the game. With a modular board, a variety of options are available upon set up, ensuring new strategies must always be considered.
Council of 4 was designed by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini (Voyages of Marco Polo and Tzolk’in). While the gameplay remains untouched, CMON is updating the game, including new graphics and high-quality plastic miniatures.
CMON and Cranio Creations are excited to bring both Lorenzo il Magnifico and the new version of Council of 4 to gamers in Q2 of 2017.