Citadels

Plot against your friends, deceive your family, and build the most fantastical city the world of board games has ever seen.

Citadels

Plot against your friends, deceive your family, and build the most fantastical city the world of board games has ever seen.

2 - 8 Players
10+ Age
60 min Duration
Citadels

Plot against your friends, deceive your family, and build the most fantastical city the world of board games has ever seen.

2 - 8 Players
10+ Age
60 min Duration
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Earn the title of Master Builder by building the most profitable and grand city in the Kingdom, in the Citadel game.

In this incredibly popular card game, you will compete against opposing builders as you all strive to earn the title of Master Builder of the Kingdom. You’ll need to recruit the right characters to help you in this endeavor, and play your cards right. Created for 2-8 players age 8 years and older, the Citadels board game is imaginative and fun to play, with its illustrated cards and unique cast of characters.

Skills you'll use

  • Memory

    Retention, memory, recall... Games to test them all !

  • Strategy

    Succeed through critical thinking… Think. Plan. Win!

What's in the box

Citadels
  • 27 x Character Cards
  • 84 x District Cards
  • 6 x reference cards
  • 30 x gold plastic pieces
  • 32 x tokens
  • 1 x plastic crown
  • 1 x rulebook

Game's details

Earn the title of Master Builder by building the most profitable and grand city in the Kingdom, in the Citadel game.

In this incredibly popular card game, you will compete against opposing builders as you all strive to earn the title of Master Builder of the Kingdom. You’ll need to recruit the right characters to help you in this endeavor, and play your cards right. Created for 2-8 players age 8 years and older, the Citadels board game is imaginative and fun to play, with its illustrated cards and unique cast of characters.

So, how does one build the most successful city in the Kingdom? You and your opponents will first need to construct impressive edifices in order to gain the attention and appreciation of the Monarchy. Each round allows players to secretly choose a new character to help with the challenge. Will you choose the Architect? The Warlord? Or perhaps the Merchant? Pay attention because each character has a special ability that could serve you well! Strategically play your cards and gold tokens to reach your goal of erecting different buildings in your city…you’ll receive bonus points if you can construct all five types of buildings. Whilst building and strategising, keep any eye out for the Thief and the Assassin…two characters who obviously won’t serve you well if encountered! The Citadel game is intriguing and fun to play, with its exciting plot and elements of deception and stealth.

You and your fellow board gamers will find that the Citadels board game is simple to learn and easy to play. Its intrigue lies in the interaction of the characters, as you work your way through the game play. Who has the Assassin in their hand of cards and will it be used against you to “kill” your turn? Each building is assigned a points value and the winner is decided at the end of the game based on who has the most points. So, it’s up to you, hopeful builder, to decide whether to build a compact city full of beautiful, high-value buildings, or a sprawling cityscape sprinkled with many lower-value buildings. Certainly, your approach will be influenced by the characters you recruit and run into along the way.

The Citadel game plays in around 60 minutes, allowing plenty of time to ease into the creative theme and fun card strategy this game brings. As soon as you play, you’ll understand why Citadel is so well-known and appreciated in the world of board games.