App description: Become a member of the infamous Medici family and compete to see who can make the most money in a no-holds-barred bidding war.


"[...] works amazingly well as an [iOS] app. Medici is a wonderful game and a true antidote to button-mashing video games." - TUAW

"We have yet to come across a Reiner Knizia title that we did not fall in love with, and Medici is no different. [...] a great value, earning 4.5 [out of 5] Dimples." -

"Medici is in an excellent position to provide a boardgame experience for multiple human players [...] I dont see this app coming off my [device] any time soon." -

"[...] the gameplay rewards surpass other games many of which are deleted once beaten. [Medici] represents a great step forward in board game ports for more serious board game fans." -

You are merchants in the fiercely competitive, but wealthy age of the Medici family. Your ships sail throughout the known world selling the goods you buy. Every day you go to the market where you must compete with other merchants for the merchandise available that day.

As lots are purchased they are immediately loaded onto the waiting ships so that the ships may depart as soon as the market closes and the tide is high.

When the ships set sail to deliver their merchandise to foreign ports, the merchants gather to calculate their earnings for the day. A merchants earnings are based on the total value of the goods they bought and the number of each commodity compared to the other merchants.

With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and Medici gives you exactly what you want -- to play!

How to Play:

Combining deep strategy with an intuitive and beautiful interface, Medici is easy to learn but hard to master. Choose your favorite of nine different historically-based Medici characters, and then discover their true personalities as you compete against them in solo play.
On a players turn, they open crates on the dock, then auction them off to the highest bidder. At the end of each day, Florins are paid out to the merchants with the most valuable shipments and who have shipped the most of each commodity. The player with the most money at the end of the three days is the winner!

No set up required
Fast, easy, and fun game play for 3 to 6 players
Stunning HD graphics
Support for 3 modes of play: solo, "pass and play", and "hotseat" (around the table) play
9 different historically-based Medici characters to choose from
9 different AI opponents to compete against
Complete rules and game guide
Play your own iPod music

Dr. Reiner Knizia is one of the world's most prolific and best-known board game designers, and this version of one of his top titles has been fully approved and endorsed by him.

Sage Board Games is an independent software developer, focusing on bringing award-winning and classic board games to mobile devices. With a veritable "who's who" of Euro games already licensed, Sage Board Games is poised to become the premiere source of board games for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

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VeganTnT's comments:

iPhone Version :
11-03-2010, 09:51 AM
$5.99 -> $3.99
11-06-2010, 06:45 AM
Medici on sale

Yes, Medici HD is now selling for a reduced price, and Medici for iPhone is on super sale for the next week to celebrate the release of Ra!

Happy gaming!

12-19-2010, 10:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posts: 825
Price is now down to $2.99.
12-21-2010, 10:05 AM
Happy holidays!

Originally Posted by cprloe View Post
Price is now down to $2.99.
Yes, we've dropped the price on Medici and Ra to celebrate the holidays and this big announcement we made yesterday:
12-21-2010, 01:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,150
Originally Posted by codito View Post
Yes, we've dropped the price on Medici and Ra to celebrate the holidays and this big announcement we made yesterday:

We need a graphic of some Medieval Italian Trader and Anubis standing there smiling with Santa hats on (and perhaps the looming silhouette of Reiner Knizia off in a some sort of subtle Alfred Hitchcock cameo)!

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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03-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Hi folks,

We just wanted to let you know that our "March Madness" sale is on now which will run until April 4th.

By then, we hope to have our next game "Tikal" out, and while we may run a launch promotion in conjunction with that next release, you definitely won't see prices any lower than this!

Happy gaming!

Codito Development
03-14-2011, 12:43 PM
I've got the iPhone version, but will pick up this version for my first iPad (iPad 2) due to ship in 3 to 4 weeks. Boo on that shipping estimate, but yeah for the sale!
07-27-2013, 08:14 AM
99 cent sale.

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