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 caused the collapse of the Villa 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!
The villa of Signore Paletti has to finally be built. The players are the building owners, and must get along with limited building material. Each player has five columns of different value to his disposition. To begin, the columns are placed on the base, and then the first plateau is put on top of them. Then, there are four asymmetric wooden plates available as building material.
Each player on his turn, places one of his columns on the upper plateau. If a player has no column left, he may put the next plateau on top of the columns. By removing the columns the whole villa will become more and more shaky. The winner is the one who placed the most and/or the most valuable columns on the upper plateau. Only very experienced architects with steady hands can bring to an end what no building supervisory board would ever accept.
Villa Paletti is an architectural euphoria for strong-nerved unshakable candidates "Game of the Year" 2002.
The game also comes in an even grander edition, Palazzo Paletti, with larger pieces!
1 Base Plate
5 Wooden floors
- in 5 different colors
- 3 types and 4 colors
1 Master-builder seal
Best Manual Dexterity Game 2003
||Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year 2002
4th Place 2002