Italian companies Ares Games and Spaceballoon Games announce a partnership to distribute the Euro-style board game Brides & Bribes in the United States and non-European countries. Brides & Bribes is a worker placement and resource management board game, set in Genoa during the Renaissance period. It was funded on Kickstarter in late 2016 and shipped to Kickstarter backers in late 2017, but it was not distributed to retail in the USA.

Brides & Bribes: worker placement and resource management board game, set in Genoa during the Renaissance period.

In Brides & Bribes, each player assumes the role of one of five families struggling to increase their power and become the new Doge, Lord of the city. An innovative and unique use of a hidden worker placement mechanic gives players the feeling of being part of a Renaissance Genoa full of intrigue and deception. By hiring new employees at every turn, using a deck building system, players experience the feeling of "ever growing power" during the game.

In each round, players secretly plan to send a family member with the right skills into Genoese boroughs to perform one of the five possible actions: hire new employees, collect money, get new workers, increase your influence points or convince the local Lord that your family is worth a marriage with his beautiful daughter.

Brides & Bribes is a game for 2 to 5 players, created by Andrea Gallazzi, Elisa Lenardi, Pietro Navarotto, and published by Spaceballoon Games.

A view of Brides & Bribes' components.

Brides and Bribes is thematic engaging, and highly interactive – it’s a great fit to our catalog.” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. “We hope this is just the start of a long and fruitful cooperation with the Spaceballoon team.”

"We are delighted to join forces with Roberto and his incredible team. We are sure that Brides & Bribes will be the first of many collaborations to come,” commented Pietro Navarotto, CEO of Spaceballoon Games.

The distribution of Brides & Bribes by Ares will start in April 2019. For more information about the game, visit the game’s page in our Euro & Thematic Games section and at Spaceballoon website.

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