Intrigue and conspiracy in the Court of Louis XIV
You are a courtier of the Court of the Sun King, in the background the prestigious palace of Versailles. You will successively play the part of several members of a noble family. You have left your distant province to seek fortune in Paris by acquiring honor and wealth. The only way to do so is by ingratiating yourself with the royal family. But be on your guard! Other courtiers will do all their power to embarrass you in front of King and Queen and possibly send you to a les pleasant palace like the Bastille! The winner will be the first player who collects a fortune of 50 000 pounds. Tactics, alliance, role playing and humour occur throughout the game, constantly renewing the player's interest.
Each of the Courtiers has mark of popularity with the King and the Queen. These mark constantly evolve during the course of the game according to the success or failure of the actions you undertake, and the jealousy of the other players. The higher you mark is raised the easier you gain the favour of the King, which increases your fortune. You will be brilliant in the war, show your bravery and your dexterity in the hunt, and respect the etiquette of the Court in the chambers of Versailles. Demonstrate your intellect, organize a concert and a theatre performance, offer beautiful necklaces to the Queen and gifts, be the Favourite of the King or the Lover of the Queen, survive the war, the hunting accident, poison, avoid duels, lose graciously at gambling, exile in the colonies and above all avoid the prison of the Bastille. Through astute play and a little luck, you will finally end up rich, a marquis, marshal of France, Governor to the King, and minister.
Game for to 3 to 6 players
Average playing time: 2h
From 8 years and up