Sankoré: The Pride of Mansa Musa (Game)

Sankoré: The Pride of Mansa Musa By Fabio Lopiano, Mandela Fernandez-Grandon, Ian O'Toole (Illustrator) Cover Image

Sankoré: The Pride of Mansa Musa (Game)

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A dynamic, interactive, mid-weight eurogame for one to four players, following the rise in fortunes of the prestigious University of Sankoré in 14th-century Timbuktu.

Tasked by the emperor, Mansa Musa, with spreading knowledge throughout West Africa, players must each manage a prestigious school within the Sankoré Madrasa as this great university is raised around them.

By enrolling and graduating your pupils, teaching classes, adding to your curriculum, and filling the great library with books, you will advance knowledge in four main disciplines: theology, law, mathematics, and astronomy. Once construction of the university is complete, the value that the empire places on each discipline will dramatically affect how you score the knowledge you have passed on.

In a dedicated solo mode, you will be competing against a distinguished scholar, a passionate, and ambitious academic controlled by an elegant automated system. They may not be as nimble as you, but they are focused and driven and will strive to produce the best possible students.

Can you navigate the corridors of academic competition and bring renown to Mansa Musa's prized university?

Ages: 14+
Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 150-180 minutes
Contents: Main Board, 4 Player Boards, 260+ Wooden Pieces, 190+ Tokens, 25+ Cards

Fabio Lopiano has recently turned his attention toward game design, having enjoyed a distinguished programming career, working for Google, Facebook, and DeepMind. With many well received and critically acclaimed titles in the last few years, including Merv and Zapotec, Fabio is widely considered one of the most promising up and coming designers in the UK.

After growing up in Sicily and studying in Tuscany, Fabio now lives in London, UK.



Mandela is an up-and-coming designer based in the UK. He studies pheromones in an academic setting and designs games in his free time. His first game, Glasgow, was released in 2020 and recieved a very postiive reception from both reviewers and the general public.

Ian is an Irish graphic designer and illustrator working out of Perth in Western Australia, particularly acclaimed for his work on titles such as Lisboa and The Gallerist. Focused primarily on tabletop gaming, Ian's work combines his experience in concise visual communication with his flexible approach to illustration.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472857040
ISBN-10: 1472857046
Publisher: Osprey Games
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Language: English

I'm super stoked!” —Richard Ham, Rahdo Runs Through

You definitely want to be paying attention to this!” —Man vs Meeple

I immediately wanted to play it again and again and again.” —Alex Radcliffe, Board Game Co

Impressive...a refreshing change.” —Senet Magazine