For 1-4 Players (best with 3 Players)
Board Game Rank 55
Strategy Game Rank 38
Playing Time: 60 180 minutes
User Suggested Ages: 12+
Subdomain: Strategy Games
Category: City Building, Economic, Industry / Manufacturing, Medieval, Religious, Territory Building
Mechanism: Modular Board, Pattern Building, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement
In Ora et Labora, each player is head of a monastery in the Medieval era who acquires land and constructs buildings little enterprises that will gain resources and profit. The goal is to build a working infrastructure and manufacture prestigious items such as books, ceramics, ornaments, and relics to gain the most victory points at the end of the game.
Each player has a personal game board. New buildings enter the game from time to time, and players can construct them on their game boards with the building materials they gather, with some terrain restrictions on what can be built where. Some spaces start with trees or moors on them, so they hinder development until a player clears the land, but they provide resources when they are removed. Clever building on your personal game board will impact your final score, and players can buy additional terrain during the game, if needed.
Players also have three workers who can enter buildings to take the action associated with that location. Workers must stay in place until you've placed all three. You can enter your own buildings with these workers, but to enter and use another player's buildings, you must pay that player an entry fee so that he'll move one of his workers into that building to do the work for you.
Ora et Labora features two variants: France and Ireland.
Number of cards: 110 @ 45x68mm