As a Renaissance banker, you will finance kings or republics, sponsor voyages of discovery, join secret cabals, or unleash jihads and inquisitions. Your choices determine if Europe is elevated into the bright modern era or remains festering in dark feudalism. Four victories determine the future course of Western Society: will it be towards imperialism, trade globalization, religious totalitarianism, or enlightened art and science? Ranked in the top 100 thematic games by BoardGameGeek. Pax Renaissance 2nd edition has updated and expanded rules, components and new Renaissance inspired art. Previous expansion pack (59 Market cards) and BGG promo cards (5 cards) included in the core game.