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As a medieval monk, you have been charged with increasing the prestige of the abbey's collection of historical and sacred texts. By gaining the resources for manuscript illustration and reproduction, your abbey produces and sells its valuable works, thereby bringing in finances necessary for maintaining a fine abbey. Will you make your abbey the most prestigious?
Biblios Dice is a revision of Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game, that is itself a dice version of Biblios (originally called Scripts and Scribes).
The goal is to acquire gold and to collect resources – scrolls, manuscripts, pigments, quills, ink – to exchange for gold. It follows the same basic theme as Biblios, but with fun changes due to the use of dice. As in Scripts and Scribes, players compete in five different categories and the values of the categories alternate during the game. In addition, depending upon the dice roll, there might be many or few auctions during the game where players auction their resources for gold or auction gold for resources.
Biblios Dice differs from its earlier version Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game in a couple important ways. Regarding the production and components, Biblios Dice features nicer artwork, the game board has been divided into separate boards, and the resource dice are etched. Regarding the rules, Biblios Dice features some few important changes. The objective of the game is now to collect the most VPs, rather than gold. There is only one type of auction in this game and the first and second place winners receive dice (not winner take all). The auctions are also not as randomly, but can be predicted based upon the progress of the mule on the market board.