Reviewed by Pevans
PAPA PAOLO (Quined Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 20-30 minutes per player; $50)
Double pepperoni, hold the anchovies!
Pevans reviews Papà Paolo
When I saw the title Papà Paolo on Quined’s stand at Spiel ’16, my first thought was that it was about shenanigans in the Vatican. A closer look showed the game’s theme to be more Papa John’s than Il Papa. Yes, it’s a game of delivering pizzas – nominally in Naples, but I don’t think this has any effect on play. The game is played over five rounds, during which players expand their “neighbourhood”, make pizzas and bid for contracts to deliver them. Delivered pizzas are worth points at the end, with bonuses for players’ “experience” and penalty points for any leftover pizzas.