How to Win at Siena

104 3
    • 1). Bid on the opening auctions to gain the initiative. Going first will let you sell the starting corn with a single corn card, for an 8-florin profit.

    • 2). Sell everything you can; never leave goods for your opponents. Save your cards until you can sell your own goods, acquire the mule card, or take advantage of other players' half-finished goods.

    • 3). Jump to merchant if the other players will all be stuck as peasants for a few turns. This will allow you access to the spice and cloth they produce while trading lower goods.

    • 4). Consider remaining a peasant for a few turns if all other players are going to be merchants for a while. This will allow you to sell all the corn, wine and oil they produce.

    • 5). Sell your goods charitably as a merchant to draw senesi cards. Unless you need the florins, it's generally a good idea to sell for a 15-florin reduction in price and take your choice of 2 senesi cards.

    • 6). Claim enough journey cards to finish a full journey before starting out on any journeys. You don't want to leave yourself in the middle of journeys that you'll need to abandon to harvest goods.

    • 7). Grab the Calendrino cards as soon as you're close to becoming a banker. It will prevent other players from using them to attack you, as well as giving you ammunition against them.

    • 8). Take advantage of the Inn by auctioning off an artist whenever you can. It will be cheaper for you than for other players, which gives you a slight edge.

    • 9). Donate to the church before the game ends. Although you can only do it once, you don't want to miss your chance to do it that one time.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.