Ora & Labora

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Z-Man Games
Fandom No
Ages 10 and up
Awards Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012 Jury Recommended
Designer Uwe Rosenberg
No. of players 1 - 4
Playing time No
Year 2011
UPC 681706070926
Country of Origin CB-1

Ora & Labora

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Ora & Labora Product Description

Description: In Ora & Labora, each player is head of a medieval monastery that acquires land and constructs buildings – little enterprises that will gain resources and profit. The goal is to build a working infrastructure and manufacture prestigious items – such as books, ceramics, ornaments and relics – to gain the most victory points at the end of the game.

Ora & Labora, Uwe Rosenberg's fifth "big" game, has game play mechanisms similar to his Le Havre, such as two-sided resource tiles that can be upgraded from a basic item to something more useful. Instead of adding resources to the board turn by turn as in Agricola and Le Havre, Ora et Labora uses a numbered rondel to show how many of each resource is available at any time. At the beginning of each round, players turn the rondel by one segment, adjusting the counts of all resources at the same time.

Each player has a personal game board. New buildings enter the game from time to time, and players can construct them on their game boards with the building materials they gather, with some terrain restrictions on what can be built where. Some spaces start with trees or moors on them, as in Agricola: Farmers of the Moor, so they hinder development until a player clears the land, but they provide resources when they are removed. Clever building on your personal game board will impact your final score, amd players can buy additional terrain during the game, if needed.

Players also have three workers that can enter buildings to take the action associated with that location. Workers must stay in place until you've placed all three. You can enter your own buildings with these workers, but to enter and use another player's buildings, you must pay that player an entry fee so that he'll move one of his workers into that building to do the work for you.

Ora & Labora features two variants: France and Ireland.

  • 2 game boards
  • 2 production wheels
  • 110 cards
  • 450 goods tiles
  • 22 landscapes
  • 22 wood pieces
  • 4 game summaries
    1 scoring pad
    2 rulebooks

Customer Reviews

  1. Awesome game with one issue

    /Review by James (Posted on 8/10/16)

  2. Playing Agricola, are you ready to Graduate?

    /Review by Dan (Posted on 10/24/13)

  3. His best game since Agricola

    /Review by TR (Posted on 10/12/12)


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