From the rules:
In the land where the Lemons bloom, there once lived a wise old sage, whose friends called him "Paletti" He only had one goal in life, to finish the wonderful castle in the sky that his grandfather had begun to build many years before, but which had been left unfinished when the ducats ran out. Paletti too had little money, but instead he had a marvelous plan. Why buy new columns when he could re-use the old ones that his Grandfather had built? All he needed to do was remove some of those holding up the first floor, of which there were far too many in any case, and rebuild them further up, so that they could support new floors, reaching up towards the skies!
"Excellent, Paletti" shouted his friends, and they quickly started to work. Soon they had a marvelous building in front of them, the "Villa Paletti". Nowadays, no one knows what it was caused the collapse of the Vila Paletti, perhaps a puff of wind, or a slight earth tremor, but all the experts are united on one point, that Paletti, far ahead of his time, was the first to discover something whose full importance is only now starting to become clear to us, the Euro pallet!
Winner of the 2002 Spiel des Jahres.
• 1 base plate
• 5 wooden floors in 5 different colors
• 20 columns of 3 types and 4 colors
• 1 master-builder seal
• 1 hook
* Note: This is the French version the English rules can be found at the Board Game Geek link below
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Posted by: scrub (29 reviews)
Date: 2009/03/18 Time: 6:46am
At first I turned my nose up at this game. After all, it's dexterity-based and I'm more interested in using my super-brain right? Stupid me. Villa Paletti is one of those games that is JUST PLAIN FUN. It's great as a "serious" fun game with the extended family and as a "filler" game with the hardcore. No need to really read the rules. Just start stacking -- an make sure you're ready with a camera for those incredible stacks or horrendous mistakes!