|Number of Players
||Phil Eklund, Matt Eklund
||Smirk & Laughter Games
As a Renaissance banker, you will finance kings or republics, sponsor voyages of discovery, join secret cabals, or even unleash jihads and inquisitions. Your choices will determine whether Europe is elevated into the bright modern era or remains festering in dark feudalism.
In Pax Renaissance, you will have two actions each turn. As in other Pax games, you can obtain cards in a market, sell them out of the game, or play them into your tableau. You can also stimulate the economy by holding trade fairs and trading voyages for Oriental goods. A map of Europe with trade routes from Portugal to Crimea is included, and discovering new trade routes can radically alter the importance and wealth of empires, ten of which are included in the game.
Four victories will determine the future course of Western Society: Will it be victories in imperialism, trade globalization, religious totalitarianism, or enlightened art and science