In Gutenberg, everyone is playing as a printing pioneer and runs their own 15th-century printing house. Over the course of 6 rounds, players will bid by secretly placing cubes on their initiative board to determine the player order. Actions are performed in order from the player with the most markers to the player with the fewest markers. These actions allow you to create new orders, purchase ink, develop your specialties or improve your printing house. The final action allows players to take a Patronage card when they meet its depicted requirements, or when they don’t they can choose one of the available rewards such as an extra order, ink, money, or specialty.
Once players are ready performing actions, they earn money, points, and other rewards by fulfilling orders: players need to own the depicted letter tokens but keep them for future rounds, while ink tokens are used up and returned to the bag. In addition, you can earn additional rewards when some of your specialties are developed to a certain level.
After 6 rounds, players receive additional points for collected Patronage cards, specialties developed to level 4 or higher, and leftover money. The printing house with the most fame wins the game!
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