Belfort from Tasty Minstrel Games and designed by both Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim is a medium weight worker placement game with some area control thrown into the mix.
The goal of Belfort is to control various locations across the city. This happens over the course of seven rounds with scores being tallied three times throughout the game. To maximize this, players spend their turns gathering new resources and workers while also expanding into the city. The back and forth and decided what to play and how to play offers a lot of strategy to the game and it isn’t always easy to balance.
Not only is the game fun to play but it looks fantastic. The components and artwork are gorgeous, which you can see in my photos below.