The „Arte di Calimala“ the guild of cloth finishers and merchants in foreign cloth was one of the greater guilds of Florence, who arrogated to themselves the civic power of the Republic of Florence during the Late Middle Ages. Players of Calimala are cloth merchants in medieval Florence, with a number of trusted employees that they assign to various streets within the city to carry out actions. (Each street connects two places where particular actions can be taken.) While taking these actions, players produce and deliver cloth and contribute to the construction and decoration of various buildings across the city. Employees stay on their assigned places for a while, carrying out their actions whenever the street is activated, and eventually are promoted into the city council, triggering a scoring phase.
Designers:Fabio Lopiano
Artists:Harald Lieske
Development:Uli Blennemann (Spielworxx)
Publishers:Blackfire Games
About the game

Calimala is driven by the use of action cards, combined with an innovative action- and scoring mechanism. Each new game of Calimala, brings different setups and demands new strategies from each player.

  • 3-5 players
  • 10+ years
  • 45+ minutes
Game content
  • 1 game board
  • 2 rulebooks (DE/EN)
  • 8 action tiles
  • 15 scoring tiles
  • 55 cards (45 action cards, 10 scoring cards)
  • 5 player mats
  • 65 wooden discs (13 per player color)
  • 200 wooden cubes (40 per player color)
  • 15 wooden ships (3 per player color)
  • 15 wooden trade houses (3 per player color)
  • 10 workshop tiles
  • 1 active player token
  • 10 white wooden discs
  • 5 „50+ point“ scoring tiles