Playing Time: 90-120 Mins
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is dead. His last conscious action on his deathbed was composing the Lacrimosa movement of his Opus Requiem. You, as one of his sponsors, will meet with the widow to participate one last time in the funding of the works of the Austrian genius. Also, you will reminisce and retell all your memories alongside Mozart, to make sure that she portrays you in the best light when writing her memoirs and enter history as Mozart’s most important patron.
In Lacrimosa, players will take the roles of patrons of the late musician, contributing with their funding to the composer’s works one last time. During the game you will play in two different timelines: the present and the past. In the present, you commission the missing parts of the Requiem from other composers to complete it. When developing past events, the game will play in five epochs in which you will contribute by buying new compositions from the composer to sell or exhibit, accompany him on the different journeys through the main courts and theatres in Europe, and gather the resources you need to support the musician during his career.
During the game, you will be playing cards from a limited hand that you will improve as the game progresses. These cards can be played either as actions or as resource generators and players will need to optimize their resources and finances to support our best version of the story and our relationship with Mozart.
- The first strategic Eurogame with a historical-musical theme.
- Rich and immersive art and production, perfectly recreating the history surrounding the Lacrimosa story.
- Key product launch for the Essen Spiele game fair in 2022.
- The main mechanics are Set Collection, Hand Construction, and Hand Management.
Lacrimosa is a game in which the complexity level falls under family+. It is an accessible enough Eurogame for those who are interested to delve deeper into this type of game. The game has enough meat in it that even hardcore Eurogamers will find it worth adding to their collection.
The game only lasts 5 rounds, and it really matters to make your every turn efficient. Players will be making interesting and tension-filled decisions throughout the game, then feel accomplished once the game is over. It is the kind of game that gets better the more you play it. The interesting theme is also a big plus as most Eurogames have similar themes.