Byzanz to be reprinted in North America by Renegade Games

October 27, 2017 - 3:00am

Byzanz is the latest game being printed by Renegade Games from their partnership with Lautapelit, and it's a well liked auction card game.  In Byzanz you are trying to be the most successful merchant in the land, and to do that you need to buy and sell goods to generate the most profit.  The game is simple to play, each turn there is a display of cards up for auction, and you bid using the cards you currently have in your hand.  Each goods card is worth between 1 and 4 and you will use that value to pay for your winning bid.  Once you have won the cards you have the option to sell a set of three cards of one good, scoring the highest value card in that set as profit, and discarding the other two out of the game.  There are also wild cards that by themselves are worth nothing, but if you manage to sell a set of three of them they are worth five.  Once all the cards have been won and sold the game ends, at that point everyone counts up their profits, and whoever has the most is the winner. This reprint from Renegade will have very few things changed, with the only overtly mentioned change being the different box art.  So if you are looking for a fun auction style card game, look for this on store shelves in Q1 of 2018, and you can read more on the Renegade Games website.