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Free Play Day: Mille Fiori

Free Play Days are free for everyone to learn a new game, while we demo some of the hottest new games on the market and add them to our collection.

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Free Play Day: Mille Fiori
Free Play Day: Mille Fiori

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Voss Media, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA

About the event

Free Play Days are free for everyone to learn a new game, while we demo some of the hottest new games on the market and add them to our collection.

Mille Fiori: 7.4

In Reiner Knizia's Mille Fiori (millefiori is a glasswork technique for decorative patterns, the name means Thousand Flowers), you take the role of glass manufacturers and traders who want to profit as much as they can from their role in the production of fine glass art.

The game board features different aspects of the glass production cycle: workshops where the glass is created, houses where it's installed, people who support your work, trade shops where it's sold, and the harbor where ships take the glass to faraway locations. You want to be present in all of these areas, preferably at just the right time to maximize your earnings. The gameboard features 109 spaces, with one card in the deck for each of those spaces.

At the start of a round, each player receives a hand of five cards. Each player chooses a card from hand, then passes the remaining cards to the next player, then each player plays their card in turn, beginning with the round's start player and typically placing a diamond-shaped token of their color in the location depicted on that card:

In the Workshops, you score 1 point for each of your tokens in a connected group with the newly placed token, doubling that score if you played on a pigment field.

In the Residences, you score the listed number of points, and if your token is preceded in the line by one or more tokens of your color, you score those previously played tokens again.

In the Townspeople area, you score 1, 3, or 6 points based on the height of your token in the pyramids, but you can only place at higher levels if the lower spaces are filled. Double your points if the card symbol matches the space your filled in. Supporting tokens score again as higher tokens are placed.

In the Trade shops, four types of goods are present, and when you place a token, each token on that goods type scores for its owner points equal to the number of goods of that type now covered.

In the Harbor, you move your ship equal to the number on the played card, scoring points based on the space where you land, then place a token in one of the five rows. When that row is filled with three ships, each token in that row scores for its owner 1/3/6/10 points depending on the number of trade goods in that row.

Alternatively, you can play a card for ship movement points and not place a token on the game board.

On January 29th starting at 12:00 pm till 5:00 pm, we are playing and teaching this amazing game. Come check it out.

See ya soon!

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