Lisboa review

Lisboa Board Game Review


Name of the game: Lisboa

BGG Weight: 4.59 /  5

Year published: 2017

Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games

Designer: Vital Lacerda

Number of players: 1-4

Playing time: 120-180 minutes

Game category/theme: Economic, Political, Renaissance Portugal

Board game mechanics: Area Majority / Influence, Hand Management, Open Drafting, Solo / Solitaire Game, Tile Placement



Strategy: 9.0

Complexity: 8.5

Player Interaction: 7.5

Replayability: 8.5

Game Rating: 9.0

Cost: 7.0



Weight Rating = (8.5 + 9.0) = 17.5

Playability Rating = [(25.0) – (8.5)] = 16.5

Play Rating Score = (17.5 + 16.5) x 2 = 68.0

Value Rating = 68.0 / 7.0 = 9.71


Final Score Rating = 68.0 + 9.7 = 77.71



Lisboa is a complex and strategic board game set in the political and economic landscape of Renaissance Portugal. The game mechanics of deck building, hand management, set collection, tile placement, and variable player powers are well integrated and provide an immersive gameplay experience. The players take on the roles of influential members of society in Portugal, competing to rebuild the city after a devastating earthquake. The players must balance their actions between rebuilding the city, gaining favors with influential figures, and manipulating the political landscape to their advantage. The game requires careful planning and a strategic mindset to succeed. The game offers both competitive and cooperative play, as players can work together to rebuild the city or compete against each other for influence and power.

Overall, Lisboa is an excellent game that offers a unique and immersive gameplay experience. It is highly recommended for players who enjoy complex and strategic board games.


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