Schwartz Games
Maker of the following games:

Farba
Candy Catchers
Kingdom of Italy
Martin Luther, Life and Legacy
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
Operaopoly
Patriots and Providence
QUATTRO
Republic of Texas
Royal Execution
Rivaling Royals of Europe
QUATTRO
QUATTRO
Saturday, May 12, 2018
QUATTRO is a card game of competitive card placement and strategic resource management.  You'll place cards matching ranked categories against an ever-changing card layout.  Wild cards matching your selected color provide unique scoring opportunities.  QUATTRO requires keen resource management as you mark cards with tokens to create offensive plays that earn you points and prevent your opponents from scoring.  Every turn provides endless opportunities that dynamically change as new cards are added to the layout.  [ Learn More ]

World Premiere of Operaopoly™
World Premiere of Operaopoly™
Saturday, January 27, 2018
We are thrilled to announce the release of Operaopoly™.  Operaopoly introduces players to the art of Opera in fun and memorable ways.  The game requires keen resource management, anticipating your opponent's intent, and creatively weaves in facts about the composers of 1800 - 1914, their operas, and the majestic places where operas from the golden age premiered.  Players become familiar with a repertoire that is sure to peak curiosity and lead to new opera experience.  We trust that playing Operaopoly becomes a much-anticipated event for introducing Opera to a new generation - or perhaps, a whimsical warm-up before an enjoyable visit at your local Opera house.

More about the game....

Operaopoly™ is a card game that brings the world's most beloved operas to life.  You'll take on the role of an opera producer and Opera company director - contracting new operas from composers like Verdi, Wagner, and Bizet - bringing their operas to stage.  

It takes keen leadership, talented singers, booking the best venues, and thoughtful resource planning.  Once your sponsored opera is ready, assemble your cast and tour Europe and Russia in houses like La Scala, Milan and Opéra Garnier, Paris.  You'll scoring points for each performance, your knowledge of opera, and the contracts you have with the composer.

But choose wisely!

Will your German opera be well received in Paris?
Do other directors better understand the opera's storyline?
Have you cast the right talent for the opera's lead characters?
Did you underestimate an opera's appeal as it takes the world by storm?
Has another Opera company negotiated more lucrative contracts with your composer?

Operaopoly is easy to learn and appeals to a wide age range yet has plenty of strategy for outsmarting your opponents.  Earn the title of "Operaopoly Luminary" and win the game. Regardless of who wins, everyone will share fond memories from the golden age of opera - its composers, their operas, and the Opera houses where they first premiered.   Witty and whimsical - you'll be cheering "Bravo!" to your very last turn.

Contents:
Operaopoly Deck (48 cards)
Opera House Deck (8 Cards)
Opera Playbill Poster Deck (8 Cards)
Opera Poster Card Stands (4)
Composer Cards (8 Composers) 
64 Trivia Questions 
Resource Tokens (24)
Two Page Rules (Included with Free Download)
Game Box 
Operaopoly Scoring Sheet (Free Download)
Operaopoly Party Invite and Envelope (Free Download)



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Martin Luther Game Play Examples
Martin Luther Game Play Examples
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Download the free Martin Luther Game Play examples document that follows two facetious players Bill and Angie on their journey to rule 16th Century Europe and their encounters with Charles V, Martin Luther, and the quaint city of Nuremberg!  [Download Now]


Release of Republic of Texas circa 1820's.
Release of Republic of Texas circa 1820's.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Republic of Texas Has Been Released: A real homage to Texas’ past when cultures clashed to control an untamed land.

Its 1821 as Anglo-Texans, Mexicans, and Native American Indians clash to control the untamed lands of Texas. As a frontiersman and land baron you'll seek wealth and power - claiming land, growing your population and commerce, and providing your people protection.  Appoint strong leaders to check a growing movement for self-rule and independence - or face a rebellion.

But hold on to your hat!

Neighboring Empresarios, Alcade, and Indian Chiefs can turn hostile - launching political, economic, and military attacks aimed at removing you from power.  It gets darn right personal. You'll likely need to employ spies just to keep your enemies at bay.  A tumultuous chapter in Texas History has begun.
 
Whose side will you take within a Texan storm of ethnic conflict? 
Will you seek peace... or take what could be yours?
Can you keep a clear head when wronged... or will you be consumed by revenge?

Grab your rifle and find out by playing Republic of Texas.

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Thank You World View's of THEO
Thank You World View's of THEO
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Big "Thank You" to the World Views class of THEO in Plano, Texas for hosting the "Patriots and Providence" game event.  Everyone had a great time and games were given away to the winners.  Special thanks to Mrs. Bryant and her exceptional class of students.

Learning Guide Added to Martin Luther Life and Legacy
Thursday, April 20, 2017
We have added an informative Learning or Educator's guide to Martin Luther life and legacy.  [Click Here] to download.  This learning guide provides a detailed background on the events, politicial and economic causes of the game.  Use this to add more meaning to game play and enhance your learning experience.

Martin Luther Life and Legacy, 500 Year Reformation Anniversary Edition On Sale Now
Martin Luther Life and Legacy, 500 Year Reformation Anniversary Edition On Sale Now
Sunday, February 12, 2017
We are very excited and proud of the latest version of Martin Luther Life and Legacy.  It is our best game ever and the experience it provides players is fantastic ~ fast paced, fun, informative, with opportunities and challenges down to the last play.  It is truly a balanced game that has the perfect mix of skill, luck, and strategy.  We believe you’ll love it.

Background on the New Edition’s Design:  We took the basic mechanics of the Patriots and Providence game and addressed complains about the difficulties of matching affiliations to events.  Now the game is even more balanced.  Making the Persona cards part of the game from the very beginning with the ability to influence and change the outcome of the game is brilliant. What a difference between the initial version 1 and 2!  Version 2 (officially called the 500 Year Anniversary Edition - in honor of the Reformation 1517 - 2017)  is more than 1 could ever be, bringing more history to light both from its time line of events (16 key events with descriptions) and from being exposed to the accomplishments of key leaders of the day.

Play testers loved it.  What a great feeling to publish such a fun, informative, and entertaining game!

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Patriots and Providence
Patriots and Providence
Monday, September 19, 2016
Its January 1774 and the crown is about to deal harshly with Boston's political protests in defiance of the Tea Act. Soon, you’ll be embroiled in the causes and conflicts of the American Revolution. Each player creates an alliance of colonies; rediscovers 16 historical events: Battle of Bunker Hill, Declaration of Independence, Battle of Long Island, and more; and learns the accomplishments of 14 key leaders: George Washington, Sir William Howe, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Lee, Benjamin Franklin and others. Players must choose wisely.

Will you support the King or fan the flames of Independence?
Will you form allies or take what could be yours?

Play mechanics are easy and face-paced. Players match American’s citizens and their resources to colonies for governing them. You must choose your cause and take a stand - ignite the sparks of revolution or eradicate the lawless, traitorous rebels. History comes alive in new and fascinating ways with this fast-paced, family-friendly game that's fun for novices and history buffs alike.

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Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
Saturday, July 09, 2016
We just released a new historical card game that faithfully reenacts the heroic and tragic life of Mary Stuart. The game is played in two scoring rounds called Acts, each with its own cast of characters, scenes, and historical events. Game play is simple yet contains multiple layers of strategy as players take on the role of a Scottish Lord or Lady competing for territory, resources, and foreign alliances; vie to direct the relationships of those closest to Mary Stuart; and, recreate historical events for gaining points to win the game. 

Game play asks you to strike a balance between the role of a powerful landed noble managing historical estates such as Edinburgh and Sterling Castle while being a royal courtier drawing you into the political intrigue and personal relationships among the acts characters.  Mid-act, using the political influences of characters you direct and guide, advance an agenda of support or betrayal to further your cause. As the act comes to a close, you’ll compete to reenact historical scenes from Mary’s complex life and astounding story.   

If you are interested in this heroic and tragic historical figure then this game is a must.



Martin Luther, Life and Legacy
Monday, February 29, 2016
We just released Martin Luther, Life and Legacy!

Its October 31, 1517 and a monk in Wittenberg, Germany posts 95 Theses on a church door asking for religious reform. Soon, you'll be embroiled in religious and territorial conflicts set within Germany and the Imperial Courts of the Holy Roman Empire. 

Martin Luther, Life and Legacy is a strategic card matching game where you act as a German Prince managing your realm's estates and its citizens. As you add estates, you score points and gain political powers that can be used for influencing those responsible for shaping 16th century history. 

As your principality grows and flourishes so will your interaction with the Papacy, Martin Luther, and other historical figures whose authority on matters of Faith, Intellect, Leadership, and Prosperity become powerful weapons one may yield against your opponents or you. You'll have important,strategic choices to make as players score points for recreating historical events and taking up the causes of Reformation, Catholicism, Free Cities, or Territorial subjugation.

The game is played in two Acts, each with its own cast of characters, scenes, and game play dynamics. Options abound as there are multiple paths to victory. Player's choices have far reaching consequences on game play and history. 

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Kingdom of Italy Released!
Kingdom of Italy Released!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Dear Friends,

After 18 months of research, design, play testing, and development we are thrilled to release Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946).  This is truly a fantastic game focusing on the Social Revolution among Italy's dominate classes.  Players manage their own political faction struggling to dominate a newly unified Italy in a unique time when King, Pope, and Prime Minster each could have reshaped history.

Please take a look.  We invite you to own this unique, fun, and facinating game of power politics.  Its the perfect gift for lovers of Italian history, art, and culture!

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Farba! Game Released
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Dear Friends,

Farba! was released this weekend.  Farba! is a fast-paced design challenge game where players compete to create the winning 3 x 3 tic-tac-toe color grid.  What makes this game so much fun is how simple it is to learn, yet contains several layers of strategies to garner points.

Flip, Focus, Form, Finish.  Farba!  a wonderful family game indeed.

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Our Mission: At Schwartz Games we create games that are entertaining, intellectually stimulating, and extremely fun.  Our games are playable by a wide age range, yet full of strategy with multiple options for outwitting your opponent.  Our games are captivating because we conduct extensive research to bring the game's theme to life in fun and fascinating ways.  Our focus on simple mechanics that balance skill and fortune immerses players in the theme offering new insights and learning opportunities.
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