MEDIEVAL MANOR






   


   




INTRODUCTION
Board game for 2-4+ players. 
Players are the inhabitants of a small European fiefdom in the middle ages. 
Players use their Peasants to gather goods and score Victory Tokens. 

VICTORY
The game ends the end of the turn in which any player 
accumulates 15 or more Victory Tokens (VT). 
The winner is the player with the most VT at the end of the game. 
Note: Some cards do not score until the game ends. 
If tied at the end, the player with the most Upgrades wins. 
If still tied, the player with the most Gold wins. 

THE DECKS
There are 2 common decks:  
The Land Deck and the Play deck. 

THE MAP
Use the Land cards to make a Map. 
As part of the Map, these cards are also referred to as Spaces. 
For a 2-3 player game use the 12 basic lands to make a 3x4 grid. 
For 4+ players also use the extra lands to make a 4x4 grid. 
The Basic Lands: 
River, Fertile Fields, Good Fields, Poor Fields, Woods,  Pasture, 
Hills, Road, Village, Market, Church, Castle
The Extra Lands: 
Irrigated Fields, Hunting Grounds, Mountains, Forest. 
For purposes of play card placement treat the Irrigated Fields like other Fields, 
Treat the Mountains as Hills, and the Forest and Hunting Grounds as Woods.  
The Road and River must be placed on a Map edge. 

SETTING UP THE MAP
The owner of the game decides how the map is set up. 

THE PLAY DECK
There are 3 types of cards: 
Bounty Cards, Upgrade Cards, and Hardship Cards. 

GOODS & PEASANT TOKENS
There are 6 Types of Tokens: 
Peasants = White = P
Victory = Purple = V (also VT or VP)
Crops = Green = C
Animals = Red = A
Gold = Yellow = G
Resources = Blue = R
Manor = 1 Pawn held by the current Lord
Crops and Animals are collectively called Food. 
Gold and Resources are collectively called Money. 
Food and Money are collectively called Goods. 

SETUP
Shuffle the deck. Each player starts with: 
2 Peasants, 4 Crops, and 3 randomly dealt Non-Hardship Cards. 
Pick one player to be the starting Lord of the Manor. 

TURN SEQUENCE
Each turn has 6 Phases: 
1. Draw Phase
2. Trade Phase
3. Work Phase
4. Upgrade Phase
5. Feeding Phase
6. End Phase

DRAW PHASE
- Each player is dealt X+1 cards from the top of the deck. X = Number of Peasants they have.  
-- Players may next pay 3 Goods to draw 3 cards AND immediately discard 2 (including Hardship cards) 
--- Lastly, players may discard 2 cards to draw 1 replacement card. 
If the deck ever runs out, shuffle the discard and draw from it. 

HARDSHIP CARDS
Hardship cards take effect immediately in Draw Phase as soon as they are dealt  
(except when discarded as a result of paying 3 goods) and are then REMOVED from the game. 

TRADE PHASE
Players always keep their hands face up visible to all. 
Players may inspect each others hands. 
Players may freely make deals and trade Tokens and Cards with each other. 

WORK PHASE
Each player gets a number of actions equal to the number of Peasants they control. 
Players take turns using 1 action at a time starting with the lord of the Manor and going clockwise. 
There are 2 things you can do with an action: 
1. Take 1 of your hand cards and place it on the map on a Land card allowed by the card text. 
You cannot place a play card in a space that is already occupied by a card. 
2. Discard 2 cards from your hand to gain 1 Good of any type. 

BOUNTY CARDS
As soon as you play a Bounty card in Work phase you reap its benefits: 
Gain the tokens described in its card text. 
Certain spaces will provide additional tokens if you are gaining tokens of the same type. 
For example: The Wheat card gives you 4 Crops. 
If the wheat card was placed on a Fertile Field (+1C), you would gain a total of 5 Crops. 
If placed on a Poor Field (-1) you would get 3 Crops.  
Played Bounty cards are discarded at the end of Work Phase. 
Some Bounty cards allow you to do a conversion where you may turn any 
Number of one kind of token into another type of token. 
This conversion can only be done exactly when the card is played. 
Any time a card is played on the Castle, that player becomes the New Lord of the Manor. 

UPGRADE CARDS
To play an Upgrade card you must pay 3+X Money Tokens. 
X = The number of Upgrade cards you already own. 
At the End of Work phase remove upgrade cards you just purchased from the board and place them 
Face-up next to you in their own separate section where they remain in play. 
Upgrade cards provide a bonus every turn they are in play in Upgrade Phase. 

UPGRADE PHASE
Each of you upgrade cards in play produces a Token (or card) and may be used to 
make a conversion according to its text. 
For Example: The Cathedral Upgrade would give you 1 Victory Token. 
The Mine Upgrade would give you a simple gain of 1 Gold Token and would allow you to 
(multiple times if you want to and can) discard 1 card from your hand to gain 1 Gold Token.  
When gaining a card as a result of a Conversion, draw the top card of the deck and add it to your hand.
Note: The simple gain of an upgrade is automatic and occurs only once per turn, whereas 
Conversions are optional and can be done multiple times.  

FEEDING PHASE
Discard one Food token for each Peasant you control minus 1. 
If you cannot feed all your peasants fully, discard one of them and lose 2 VT. 
You cannot lose your last remaining Peasant. 
If all of your Peasants are fed, you may discard 5 Food Tokens to Gain 1 Peasant Token. 

END PHASE
Max hand size is 3 cards. 
Discard excess cards. 

MANURE & FODDER
Bounty Crop cards placed orthogonally adjacent to a 
Compost, Cultivar, Manure or Pollination card get +1C. 
Bounty Animal cards orthogonally adjacent to a Fodder card get +1A. 
These bonuses are not retroactive. 

LAND DECK CARD LIST NOTATION
B = Basic Land
E = Extra Land
G = Gold
C = Crops
A = Animals
R = Resources

LAND DECK CARD LIST
Card Name:		Type:	Notes:
River			B	G+1
Fertile Fields 		B	C+1
Good Fields 		B	-
Poor Fields 		B	C-1
Pasture        		B	A+1 
Woods 			B	-
Hills 			B	-
Road 			B	-
Village			B	-
Market 			B	-
Church 			B	-
Castle			B	-
Irrigated Fields       	E	C+2
Hunting Grounds		E	A+1
Mountains		E	R+1
Forest			E	R+1


PLAY DECK CARD LIST NOTATION
B = Bounty
U = Upgrade
Rv = River	
Fl = Fields 
Pa = Pasture 	
Wo = Woods 	
Hi = Hills 	
Ro = Road 		
Vi = Village	
Mk = Market 		
Ch = Church 		
Ca = Castle
P = Peasant
VP = Victory Point	
R = Resources
G = Gold
C = Crops
A = Animals
H = Hardship
HS = Hand Size
D2X = Draw 2 extra cards next turn	
C2L = This Upgrade costs 2 less to build
C2M = This Upgrade costs 2 more to build
FO = From Opponent
End = At the End of the Game this card is worth …
NPM = No Player may…
TT = The Rest of This Turn
TP = This Player
AP = All Players

PLAY DECK CARD LIST
Card Name:		Type:	Locations	Effect	
Pilgrimage		B	Church		1VP also Convert P --> 2VP
Levy Troops		B	Castle		1VP also Convert P --> 2VP
Crafts Fair		B	ViCaMk		1R also Convert R --> VP
Feast Day		B	ViMkCaCh       	1A also Convert A --> VP
Harvest			B	ViMkFl		1C also Convert C --> VP
Caravan			B	RoMk		1G also Convert G --> VP
Tournament		B	Castle		2VP
Feudal Dues		B	Castle		1VP & Steal 1 Card FO
Feudal Obligations	B	Castle		1 VP & Steal 1 Good FO
Minstrel Troupe		B	ViMkRo		1G & 1VP
Cloth Trade		B	RoMkRv		2G & 1R
Slaughter Livestock	B	FlPa		4A
Fallow Field		B	Fields		D2X
Clover & Rape		B	Fields		D2X & Compost, Fodder
Turnips			B	Fields		2C & Fodder
Pigs			B	WoFl		3A & Manure
Stone			B	Hills		3R
Honey & Wax		B	WoFl		1A & 1R & Pollination
Corn			B	Fields		4C & Compost, Fodder
Beans			B	Fields		3C
Herbs			B	FlViWo		1C & 1G
Small Game		B	Woods		1A & Draw 1 Card
Rye			B	Fields		3C
Resin, Tar, Pitch	B	Woods		2R
Apples			B	Fields		2C & Compost, Fodder
Millet			B	Fields		2C
Taxes			B	MkVi		2G
Stag Hunt		B	Woods		2A
Iron Ore		B	Hills		3R
Wheat			B	Fields		4C & Compost, Fodder
Flax			B	Fields		1C & 1R
Oysters & Crabs		B	River		2A
Plow Team		B	Fields		3C & Cultivar
Banditry       		B	RoRvHi		Steal 2 Goods from Opponent
Berries, Acorns, Nuts	B	Woods		1C & Draw 1 Card
Barley			B	Fields		3C & Fodder
Goats			B	FlHiPa		2A
Settlers       		B	RvRo		1P
Poultry			B	MkVi		2A
Marriage       		B	ChViCa		1P
Sheep			B	FlPa		2A & Manure
Spice Trade		B	RoMkRv		2G & 1C
Cob, Straw, Reeds	B	Fields		2R & Fodder
Indulgences		B	Church		2G
Collect Tolls		B	Road		2G
Midwife			B	Village		1P
Fur Trapper		B	Woods		1A & 1R
Wild Boar		B	Woods		2A
Cabbage			B	ViFl		2C & Compost
Money Lender		B	Market		4G & lose 1 VP
Tithe			B	ChVi		2G
Horticulture		B	ViMkFl		1C & 1G
Wool			B	FlPa		2R
Oats			B	Fields		2C & Fodder
Gold & Silver		B	Hills		3G
Timber			B	Woods		3R
Potatoes       		B	Fields		3C
Herring & Cod		B	River		3A & Compost
Salt Trade		B	RoMkRv		2G & 1A
Orchard			U	Fields		1C. C2L
Woodcutters		U	Woods		1R. C2L
Tavern			U	Village		1G. C2L
Stables			U	ViMkCa		1A. C2L
Watermill		U	River		1C also Convert 1 Card --> 1C
Quarry			U	Hills		1R also Convert 1 Card --> 1R
Royal Hunting Grounds	U	Woods		1A also Convert 1 Card --> 1A
Mine			U	Hills		1G also Convert 1 Card --> 1G
Warehouse		U	MkVi		HS +1 also Convert G --> R
Weaver			U	Village		1G also Convert C --> R
Tannery			U	MkVi		1R also Convert A --> R
Bazaar			U	Market		1G also Convert G --> C
Cattle Enclosures	U	Pasture		1A also Convert C --> A
Docks			U	River		1G also Convert G --> A
Fishing Boats		U	River		1A also Convert A --> G
Vineyard       		U	Fields		1C also Convert C --> G
Cheese Maker		U	ViMk		1G also Convert 2A --> 1 Card
Brewery			U	ViMk		1C also Convert 2G --> 1 Card
Carpenter Workshop	U	MkViCa		1R also Convert 2R --> 1 Card
Printing Press		U	ViMk		HS +1 also Convert 2C --> 1 Card
Brick Maker		U	FlHi		End 1VP. Upgrades cost 3 Less
Wind Mill		U	Fields		1C & End 2VP
University		U	Village		End 1VP per Upgrade you own
Bakery			U	ViMk		Convert 2C --> 1VP
Inn			U	MkViRo		Convert 2G --> 1VP
Smithy			U	ViCaMk		Convert 2R --> 1VP
Butcher			U	MkVi		Convert 2A --> 1VP
Guild Hall		U	Market		Convert 1R + 1G --> 1VP
Abbey			U	Hills		Convert 1A + 1C --> 1VP
Renaissance Master	U	ViMkCaCh       	Convert 2 Cards --> 1VP
Fortress       		U	Castle		1VP. C2M
Cathedral		U	Church		1VP. C2M
Blight			H	-		NPM gain Crops TT
Peasant Rebellion	H	-		NPM play cards TT
Fire			H	-		TP loses 1 Random Upgrade
Thieves			H	-		TP loses all Resource Tokens
Scandal			H	-		TP loses 2VP
Heresy			H	-		AP discard their Hands
Plague			H	-		AP lose 1 Peasant
Foraging Army		H	-		AP lose all Food Tokens
Kings Tax Collector	H	-		AP lose all Gold Tokens
Pestilence		H	-		AP lose all Animal Tokens



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FAQ

Q> Marriage/midwife - does the new peasant become available for placement once acquired?
A -- Peasants are not placed per say, rather they increase the number of cards you draw and the number of 
cards you can play per turn. The new peasant immediately improves your abilities in these areas. 

Q> Brickmaker - Is he an automatic 3 subsidy to all future upgrades, or do you have to play the brickmaker to get 
the 3 subsidy to another upgrade that phase? Same with Printing Press/Warehouse. Once bought, do you have to 
play them to get the benefit of the increased hand size for just that phase?
A -- Brickmaker is 3 off for all upgrades you play for the rest of the game. The hand size increase of the 
PP & WH is also for the rest of the game. Note that all your upgrades are permanent acquistions that provide 
you benefits every turn. 

Q> Feudal Dues - Steal 1 card from another player. We assume this means a card from the hand, not an already 
purchased upgrade?
A -- Yes, from the hand. 

Q> Peasant Rebellion - We assume this means there is a feeding phase but otherwise just an empty round?
A -- Actually there is still a Work Phase. You cannot place cards, but you can still take the option where you 
discard 2 cards from your hand to gain 1 Good of any type. 

Q> Fortress - Though expensive, it seems unfair that one player could buy this upgrade, then place it on the castle 
every turn first thing and lock up the Lord of the Manor for the whole game (an an easy VP per turn).
A -- Upgrades are only placed once when they are first played, then they are kept next to their owner off board 
where they still have their effects but no longer interact directly with the map. 




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VARIANTS
1. Remove some or all of the Hardship cards from the deck. 
2. Increase/decrease the number of VP needed to win. 
3. Players get more/less goodies in setup. 
4. Increase/decrease max hand size. 
5. Play without the map (all cards are always playable). 
6. Players share a common hand (draw = number of peasants in play)
7. Keep out the Hardship cards as a seperate deck. 
At the beginning of each Draw phase roll 2D6: 
On a roll of 11 a random player draws 1 Hardship card. 








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