This week's solo spotlight is on The Gallerist. A board game about amassing a fortune and staking your reputation by operating a lucrative art gallery. This game proves there is something for everyone...and sits just outside the Board Game Geek top 50 - remarkable for a game made in 2015. If you missed it but have had it on your grail games list, now's your chance!
As this is a solo spotlight, there is a lot to consider for solo play; interesting decisions, good theme and play balance and spectacular production values. It also comes with one of the most solid player aids on the market. The AI is simple and is predictable, so it provides a great challenging puzzle without all the upkeep. Though a worker placement, it is the very best at that particular game mechanic, and solo play is not the usual mechanical boring fare. However, it is also not a light game, as lot of actions occur after taking the main action, and the game mechanics interconnect so cleverly that there is a lot to consider. It's not just a beat your own score game, but has solo victory tiers that make it way more interesting. It's a top notch brain burner!
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The Gallerist (Complete Bundle)
1 – 4 Players, 60 – 150 Minutes playing time, Ages 13 and up. The Gallerist is a gem designed by Vital Lacerda and scores in the 8’s on Board Game Geek and is within the top 40 Strategy games of over 12,000 rated games. Solo player friendly, players really enjoy the art and style which match the theme so well. The game is very meaty with seemingly endless choices and strategies to take. Amass a fortune, and stake your reputation by operating a lucrative art gallery. Manufacturer: Eagle-Gryphon Games. Category: Economic. Game Mechanics: Commodity Speculation, Investment, Set Collection, and Worker Placement.
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DescriptionThis age of art and capitalism has created a need for a new occupation – The Gallerist. Combining the elements of an Art dealer, museum curator, and Artists’ manager, you are about to take on that job! You will promote and nurture Artists; buy, display, and sell their Art; and build and exert your international reputation. As a result, you will achieve the respect needed to draw visitors to your Gallery from all over the world. There’s a lot of work to be done, but don’t worry, you can hire assistants to help you achieve your goals. Build your fortune by running the most lucrative Gallery and secure your reputation as a world-class Gallerist! Maximize your money and thus win the game by:
- having visitors in your gallery;
- exhibiting and selling works of art;
- investing in artists’ promotion to increase art value;
- achieving trends and reputation as well as curator and dealer goals.
- Scoring Expansion. This expansion brings variability to the Intermediate Scoring that is otherwise the same every game. When this phase begins, players may score none, some, or all of the 3 pre-determined tiles instead of the usual Intermediate Scoring. To score, players first need to fill the tiles’ goals.
- Upgrade Pack, with:
|Dimensions||12.5 × 15.5 × 4 in|
Q & A
I do not think so, but I don't know for sure. We've received three or four restocks from Eagle-Gryphon Games on this Gallerist title since it first appeared in KS. Unless they carried the stretch goals as regular items, I'd say not. We highlight our products with KS tags to avoid such confusion. --Eric