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Masques

As the head of an ambitious Venetian family you have sent your most influential representatives to mingle at the Doge's masquerade ball. By cleverly positioning these guests (and by manipulating the guests of your opponents), you'll vie for the attention of Venice's elite guild masters, ensuring the most political power for your family.

Gameplay revolves chiefly around the clever use of guest cards with varying levels of influence. Each player receives a hand of guest cards, and each guest card has an influence value and its own power, e.g., the peddler, the assasin and the gondolier. The higher the influence, the greater that guest's clout at court. Each player's hand consists of a mix of cards representing members of any of the families currently in play. Use a rival family's guest cards against them, and watch for chances to set up your own house for success.

Each of the rooms of the Doge's palace offer tokens representing a guild's favour or valuable ducats to be won by ambitious nobles. The spaces between each card that represents a room in the palace are the hallways of the Doge's estate – the areas in which guest cards are placed to compete for adjacent resources.

3rd edition.

Masques

Designed by: Charles Chevallier, Catherine Dumas, Pascal Pelemans

Published by: Cool Mini Or Not

Genres: Abstract, Card and Dice, Light Strategy

Ages: 13 and up

Players: 2 to 4

Playing Time: 45 minutes

Year: 2016

This game is available to play in our cafe!

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