France in the 17th century. Cardinal Richelieu is an important political figure at the court of King Louis XIII. He defends France against its enemies: the English, the protestants, the Habsburgs and nobles scheming against him and the Crown. Will you side with the Cardinal or will you be seduced by the promise of wealth and power from the Queen and from foreign nations? The Thirty Years War is also ravaging Europe, offering opportunities of glory and wealth for those willing to earn a commission... or buying it directly from the Cardinal.. Be careful, though... the Cardinal’s position is threatened by intriguers everywhere!
• Tactical game with a lot of bluff and interaction
• Choose your side: Will you side with the Cardinal or will you be seduced by the promise of wealth and power from the Queen and from foreign nations?
• Keep your support secret or make it directly known to others when placing your agents at the intrigues
• Many possibilities and opportunities to score points for the player who foresees and thwarts the plans of other players
• 1 game board
• 26 intrigue sheets
• 40 agent tokens
• 4 screens
• 12 markers
• 4 “30+” prestige tiles
• 3 wooden pawns
• 10 jewelry tokens