If You Like: Champagne, Croissants! So much DICE
Player Count: Competitive for 2-4 Players
Complexity Rating: 3 - Heavy
Average Playtime: 90 Minutes
In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil. Players can also offer cash to their opponents' populace in order to get a little moonlighting out of them—anything for more fame! TROYES is Eurogame which involves rolling many many dice. But the pure luck element is almost eliminated by the ingenious game mechanics. In this game, dice are rolled at the start of each person turn and may be bought away by others in an auction. These other players then can save that die to spend on their turn. There is, of course, a catch, certain mechanics allow good dies to become bad and bad dice to become good. In this way, the outcome of the game rarely is decided by the quality of the roll. These dice can then be used to perform certain actions and various things which may or may not help you win the game.