Dave at our club says “Away with you Agricola. Leave now Le Havre. Push off Puerto Rico. There’s a new worker placement/resource management game in town (actually a few years older than some of the above), its name is Caylus, and it’s really rather good.” This game is attracting more enthusiasts each week but it was published in 2005, Boardgamegeek says
Once upon a time …
1289. To strengthen the borders of the Kingdom of France, King Philip the Fair decided to have a new castle built. For the time being, Caylus is but a humble village, but soon, workers and craftsmen will be flocking by the cartload, attracted by the great prospects. Around the building site, a city is slowly rising up.
The players embody master builders. By building the King’s castle and developing the city around it, they earn prestige points and gain the King’s favor. When the castle is finished, the player who has earned the most prestige wins the game. The expansion Caylus Expansion: The Jewellerwas included in the 2nd Edition. It all looks very exciting: