Citadels

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In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings.
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In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects his/her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Players start with a number of building cards in their hand; buildings come in five colors, with the purple buildings typically having a special ability and the other colored buildings providing a benefit when you play particular characters. At the start of each round, the player who was king the previous round discards one of the eight character cards at random, chooses one, then passes the cards to the next player, etc. until each player has secretly chosen a character. Each character has a special ability, and the usefulness of any character depends upon your situation, and that of your opponents. The characters then carry out their actions in numerical order: the assassin eliminating another character for the round, the thief stealing all gold from another character, the wizard swapping building cards with another player, the warlord optionally destroys a building in play, and so on.

On a turn, a player earns two or more gold (or draws two building cards then discards one), then optionally constructs one building (or up to three if playing the architect this round). Buildings cost gold equal to the number of symbols on them, and each building is worth a certain number of points. In addition to points from buildings, at the end of the game a player scores bonus points for having eight buildings or buildings of all five colors.

The expansion Citadels: The Dark City was initially released as a separate item, but the second edition of the game from Hans im Glück (packaged in a tin box) and the third edition from Fantasy Flight Games included this expansion and can be recognized by its rectangular box (not square). With Dark City, Citadels supports a maximum of eight players.

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Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
8
Age
10+
Playing time
30 - 60 minutes
Language
English
Language dependent
Limited text usage
Designer
Bruno Faidutti
How many players?
For 2
How many players?
Small groups (2-4)
How many players?
Very big groups 7+
Game mechanism
Drafting
Game mechanism
Bluff
Artist
Cyrille Daujean
Artist
Julien Delval
Artist
Brian Schomburg
Artist
Jesper Ejsing
Artist
Bruno Faidutti
Artist
Didier Graffet
Artist
Bjarne Hansen
Artist
Darrell Hardy
Artist
Florence Magnin
Artist
Jean-Louis Mourier
Artist
Scott Nicely
Artist
Christian T. Petersen
Artist
Richard Spicer
Type of game
Card Game
Recommended
Yes!