Welcome to Burano, the island of lace located in the northern reaches of the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is known far and wide for its brightly colored, square houses that line the channels that run through the island. The island sustains itself through the efforts of the fisherman, as has been the custom since its foundation. However, the reason Burano has become the object of such desire is its beautiful, intricate lace. Made by the wives of fisherman while they were away, Burano’s lace became highly regarded and requested by royalty all over Europe. As the head of a Burano household, it is your job to see your family succeed!
Using a cube-pyramid mechanic, you will organize your family and set tasks that will see your household thrive. Send someone fishing, set others to making lace, or give someone the task of building new houses for the island. The choice is yours, and everything you do will bring your family more prestige. Can you make your living on this beautiful island, and will you bring international renown to Burano?
120 Wooden Cube Houses ( x20 of each action color)
4 Merchant Ship Tiles
33 Coins (x5 Value 5, x8 Value 3, x20 Value 1)
48 Fish Cards (8 kinds, x6 of each)
16 Building Cards
4 Player Boards
16 Schedule Ring Pieces (x4 of each player color)
52 Worker Tokens (x13 of each player color, double-sided)
1 Starting Player Marker
4 Time Wheels
4 Fishing Boats
Welcome to the Isle of Burano!
The beautiful island of Burano welcomes you to its colorful shores! The island is growing from its profitable lace production and fishing, and it’s the job of the players to guide that growth and build a fortune for their family. Build houses and roofs, go fishing, produce exquisite lace, and earn income that’ll let you do more in future turns. This is Burano.
A Unique Cube Pyramid Mechanic
Burano implements a unique mechanic called the Cube Pyramid that will test players abilities to plan ahead and strategize. Players build a pyramid out of their colored cubes, and will remove cubes from the pyramid as the game goes on in order to build houses and take actions. Different color houses will let players take different actions every season, so build carefully and plan your strategy accordingly.
Pick Your Actions With Care
There are many paths for players to take as they attempt to build the city of Burano and their fortune. Players take cubes from their pyramids and build houses which allow them to take one of three actions.
Go Fish The waters around Burano are teeming with diverse aquatic life. Players who perform fishing actions visit the small islands surrounding Burano and attempt to gain control of them and collect Fishing cards to gain Victory Points.
Lace-MakingBurano is known for its lace, and players can place workers in the lace workshops in order to produce lace of the finest quality. Like fishing, lace production is a source of Victory Points that will help the city, and your chances of winning, thrive.
Produce Income If players want to take more actions, they need to produce income to pay for them. Taking this action will allow players to cash in on the workers they’ve sent to fish and make lace. That money will help them take more actions in the future, and give them more opportunities to earn victory points.
Critical Praise for Burano
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‘A gorgeous looking game.’
‘As you play, it’s amazing to watch the city grow.’
‘It all fits together in a nice, cohesive whole.’
‘So many clever things fused together to make an absolutely delightful, heady Euro.’
‘A very sharp game from a couple of new designers, and I think they did an excellent job.’
-Rahdo Runs Through
Build a Beautiful City
The city of Burano is waiting for you! Build the city up into a multi-layered paradise and find your fortune! Get your copy of Burano today!