Time: 30-60 min
To be selected for the coveted post of Master Builder, you must impress the monarchy by constructing a majestic medieval metropolis. In Citadels, players use the local citizens to acquire gold and build districts to complete their city. Players draft characters each round, looking for those who provide the desired special abilities to further develop their cities—or 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.
Designed by Bruno Faidutti and originally released in 2000, Citadels is considered one of the great card games of the modern era. The Citadels Deluxe edition expanded on Citadels Classic, changing the art and adding more characters and districts. This new revised edition contains all the great content included in Citadels Deluxe, but is scaled to fit a smaller, more portable box.