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Store:  Strategy Games, Card Games
Series:  Essen 2013 Releases
Genre:  Role Choice
Format:  Card Games



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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 45-60 minutes 3-4

Designer(s): Marcel-Andre Casasola Merkle

Manufacturer(s): Adlung Spiele

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Product Description

This board game masquerading as a card game is about a conflict between two factions, the Rose and the Eagle. In each turn, players attempt to change the allegiance of one land district, contributing power cards to swing the conflict in their favor. Players also choose roles such as Diplomat, Traitor, and Builder that give them special abilities for that turn. The most potentially devastating role is that of the Verräter, or Traitor, which allows the player to change allegiances just as the conflict begins. Points are awarded for winning over districts, for taking certain roles, and for building counting-houses.

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Average Rating: 4.1 in 8 reviews

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Far too random
May 10, 2005

I saw the 5-star review of this game linked from the homepage and had to come see if I had missed something when we played.

It's been a little while since we've played, so I'm a little rusty on the details, but I do know that we stopped playing after just a couple games because it was just too random. The traitor role was a spoiler, and in our experience made it irrelevent which roles other players chose. Players couldn't very well use strategy when choosing roles - you just sort of pick one and let the turn play itself.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Portable Board Game
May 09, 2005
This game gets 5 stars because of the value you get for the price. The game is fantastic, but at a normal board game price, I may have only given it 4 stars (which is still high for the way I rate games). The art is spectacular, the mechanics are novel (although borrowed by Bruno for Citadels), and the political ingrigue very cleverly balanced.
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Great portable game
May 13, 2002

This is a great one if you are travelling and can't spare a lot of room. Gameplay is fast and competitive. Players have lots of options both to choose for themselves and to affect other players. Everyone seems to enjoy the short term alliances that you create. We have played this with casual gamers and it is always enjoyed.

During the game, each player chooses a different role each round. Each role has it's advantages, but none is overwhelmingly strong. There is some randomness (in that not all roles are available in each round), but this keeps things from getting to intense IMHO.

Bottom line: fun, social and fits in your pocket.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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