One of the most popular card games of the last decade, Citadels is a unique role-based building game. Each player begins with 2 gold and 4 cards for building. 8 "role" cards are available each game, each with a special ability. Each player selects a role. The lowest-ranked player goes first, revealing a card and using the special ability. Then the player gathers resources (gold or district cards) and "builds" a card if he has enough money. Some roles directly affect other players, causing them to lose turns or money, while others provide monetary benefits. Since every character ranked higher than you is hidden, you can never be quite sure who picked what roles! This adds a very intense psychological aspect to the game as players attempt to predict what others will do as they slowly build their cities. The game ends when 8 buildings have been built, and final scoring takes place. Unique buildings and 24 characters allow for almost endless replayability! This definitive version includes the expansion, 9 new characters, and 12 new district buildings. For 2-8 players; 30-60 minutes. Note that witches and various magical / fantasy elements are involved.
To be selected for the coveted post ofMaster Builder, you must impress the monarchy by constructing a majestic medieval metropolis. InCitadels, players use the local citizens to acquire gold and build districts to complete their city. Players draft characters each round, looking for those whoprovide the desired special abilities to further develop their citiesor hinder their opponents' efforts. Hire the elusive Thief and pick one of your rival's pockets, or commission the Artist to beautify your districts and increase their value. Plot, scheme, and deceive your way to the top as you attempt to predict your opponents' actions and foil their plans. Only the best city will earn its steward the title of Master Builder.