Italy, late Middle Ages. The merchants need to write down their contracts in a language that everyone can understand and the literates are looking for an alternative to the elite of the traditional Latin language. So, the Volgare, the language spoken by the common people, starts to gain relevance.
During this period, Francesco D'Assisi writes his famous Canticle of the Sun and Dante writes the Divine Comedy? both written in Volgare.
The players will have to do their part in the creation of this new language! But who will provide them the proper knowledge to understand the manuscripts in the different dialects? Who will succeed to uncover the secrets of the books inside the Papal Library? Who will embrace the religious life and who will remain a merchant?
Some of the players can become a famous banker, someone else can climb the church's hierarchy to be the next Pope! But in the end, who will be the most appreciated and respected for his status and his culture?
The aim of De Vulgari Eloquentia is to obtain more victory points. The players will gain points from reading manuscripts, looking for important documents like the Canticle of the Sun or the "The Riddle from Verona". Players can also gain points by improving their social status, for example, if the merchant become a banker or the Friar becomes a Benedictine Monk or the Cardinal becomes Camerlengo or Pope. Moreover, points can be gotten with money and with the support of Politicians, Noblemen, Abbesses, and of the Amanuensis.
De Vulgari Eloquentia (Deluxe Kickstarter Edition) has been enriched by new great components and thanks to the advice received from the gamer community has been improved on mechanics and rulebook. It includes a new board, new game screens, 5 useful player aid, metal coins, and shaped wooden components.
De Vulgari Eloquentia (Deluxe Kickstarter Edition) includes also:
- 4 expansions of the game - Ritmo Bellunese, Placiti di Capua, Poets of the Sicilian School and Glossary of Monza for a total of 57 cards
- the new Cardinal Sonzogni tile
- the new Fra Alessandro tile
- the new Papal Book tile
- the Cagliari tile in first game version format