Keep your allies close, and your enemies closer.
You are a member of a noble family vying for supremacy of Europe. Place those who are most trusted to you into positions of influence while eliminating your opponents. It is time to show your power, after all, you and your family are Royals!
Country cards are spent to spread influence to cities.
Occupy influential positions and obtain bonuses in the form of victory points by playing Country cards to place a wooden noble on a vacant Noble portrait in any city. The higher the rank of the noble associated with the position, the more country cards required. There can never be more than one wooden noble on each Noble portrait, but Nobles can be vanquished through the play of Intrigue cards!
Because of their great power, Kings are more resistant to intrigue. You must play two Intrigue cards with the matching coat of arms of that country to take over a King.
When you take over an opponent’s Noble with Intrigue, the original wooden noble on the board is vanquished (that Noble has been assassinated or removed from power), and is placed on the Cathedral on the right side of that city. There is no limit to the number of vanquished wooden nobles that can occupy the Cathedral. You must now occupy the vacant Noble, by placing a wooden noble of your color on the portrait, indicating your influence in the city.
The game proceeds over three periods, with a scoring taking place after each of them. During scoring, the players with the greatest influence in each of the four countries score victory points. After the third period scoring, the game ends with the scoring of the individual titles. The player with the most victory points wins.
With how easy it is to learn, as well as its strategic play, Royals is bound to be a hit for all types of players! the sheer fun and enjoyment Royals brings on game night truly makes this an Essential game for any collection!
- 1 Game board
- 102 Country cards
- 31x France
- 26x German States
- 25x Britain
- 20x Spain
- 24 Intrigue cards
- 51 Bonus Markers
- 7 Title scoring markers
- 200 Wooden cubes