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Citadels - Fantasy Flight Games
Citadels - Fantasy Flight Games
Citadels - Fantasy Flight Games
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Citadels is the award winning game by Bruno Faidutti in which players are attempting to complete their city first.

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  • 2-8 Players

  • 60 Min

  • Age 10+

    In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

    Players start with a number of building cards in their hand; buildings come in five colours, with the purple buildings typically having a special ability and the other coloured buildings providing a benefit when you play particular characters. At the start of each round, the player who was king the previous round discards one of the eight character cards at random, chooses one, then passes the cards to the next player, etc. until each player has secretly chosen a character. Each character has a special ability, and the usefulness of any character depends upon your situation, and that of your opponents. The characters then carry out their actions in numerical order: the assassin eliminating another character for the round, the thief stealing all gold from another character, the wizard swapping building cards with another player, the warlord optionally destroys a building in play, and so on.

    On a turn, a player earns two or more gold (or draws two building cards then discards one), then optionally constructs one building (or up to three if playing the architect this round). Buildings cost gold equal to the number of symbols on them, and each building is worth a certain number of points. In addition to points from buildings, at the end of the game a player scores bonus points for having eight buildings or buildings of all five colours.

    What's New in this edition

    The 2016 edition of Citadels includes twenty-seven characters — eight from the original Citadels, ten from the Dark City expansion, and nine new ones — along with thirty unique building districts, and the rulebook includes six preset lists of characters and districts beyond the starter list, each crafted to encourage a different style and intensity of gameplay.


    • 2000 Spiel des Jahres nominee.
    • 2000 Meeples Choice Award winner.
    • 2000 A la carte 1st Place, Fairplay Magazine prize for card games
    • 2000 Deutscher Spiele Preis 6th Place.
    • 2001 Nederlandse Spellenprijs winner.
    • 2001 International Gamers Award Best Strategy Game Nominee.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Alan G.
    Excellent� game that is well

    Excellent� game that is well balanced with lots of options while not being complicated or that rules are confusing

    Concepta M.
    Very good service. The game

    Very good service. The game arrived quickky. The price was good. The game 'Citadels' is very good. So glad I bought it from you.

    Brian O.
    Excellent service.

    Excellent service.

    Jessica E.
    Fun game! The new edition

    Fun game! The new edition has lots of new characters which can change the game up. Can be a bit complicated when you are learning to play, but you soon pick it up and then it's a lot of fun!
    Received in perfect condition from boardgamer with fast delivery.

    Anna R.
    It's a magic game! It's

    It's a magic game! It's smart, logic, funny, creative and more.. Loving fantasy.

    David B.
    Love the game, my friends

    Love the game, my friends and I can't stop playing it