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Paris, XVIIth century. Cardinal Richelieu is centralizing power in the
name of King Louis XIII and defends France against those he considers
its enemies: the English, the protestants, the Habsburgs and French
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 foreign nations? Be warned that the cardinal will hinder
too ambitious intrigants. Become an influent noble in the court by
accumulating prestige and favors. The player most helpful to each
faction is also rewarded at the end of the game.
Richelieu is a tactical game with a lot of bluff and interaction, with
intrigue everywhere. Every instance of intrigue will pit Cardinal
Richelieu against his enemies. The players are nobles taking sides in
these intrigues by placing agents with secret values and thus
influencing the intrigues. Will you choose to side with Richelieu or the
conspirators – or perhaps even help both? You can keep your support
secret or make it directly known to others when placing your agents at
the intrigues. It costs money to place agents, but the winning faction
gives higher rewards for the players that helped them the most.
The Cardinal's mood is influenced by his success or failures, and he
will become intolerant against too influential nobles (i.e. the
players), who will have one fewer action to spend during a turn as a
There are many possibilities and opportunities to score points for the
player who foresees and thwarts the plans of other players. During the
game, you will constantly have to 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?
Richelieu is a game for 2-4 players and takes approximately an hour to
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