A card game where players seek to build the most impressive districts in their cities. At the beginning of each round, players pass the character deck and secretly choose a character that grants them certain special abilities.

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What are the differences between various versions of Citadels

I'm shocked by the amount of rule differences between the US English version of Citadels (by Fantasy Flight) and the various European (non-English) versions. I'm looking for a complete list of the ...
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Citadels: Price of the poorhouse from Dark City

What is the price of the poorhouse from The Dark City expansion? I'm asking, because in my (German) edition the poorhouse doesn't have any coins printed on it, so I suppose this is an error by the ...
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What is the most balanced/competitive character set in Citadels?

In Citadels, most versions that are currently available for sale also include the Dark City expansion. Since those extra characters are available, what arrangement of characters do you find the most ...
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Who does the Warlord pay to — the bank or the player who had their buildings destroyed?

In our family, we've always interpreted the rules as paying to the bank. We had friends over who had played by Warlord paying to the player whose buildings they got destroyed. To us, it seems like the ...
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Proper way to play character cards?

I have a few questions below. 1) Do we play the character card to the center of the table (stacking on previous character)? or we place in front of us? 2) I also understand from the rules that the ...
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In 2-3 player Citadels, can your second character build a 9th district?

In Citadels, if a player builds his 8th building we finish the round with the remaining roles and the game ends. In 2-3 players rules, I may build the 8th district with my first character. When comes ...
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Bell tower end game

If you build a card bell tower, the game can be completed after the 7th turn. Can somebody destroy the bell tower with armory, after he build the seventh card? And if it can be destroyed, is the game ...
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House rules to speed up Citadels play time?

I enjoy Citadels, but find the game can often quite a long time. Since players must draft their role card in sequence, there ends up being a lot of down time while other players make their selections. ...
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How does the graveyard work in citadels?

Does the graveyard/cemetery card allow a player to take any destroyed building/district (i.e. including other players destroyed districts) into their hand or can they only redeem their own detroyed ...
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Citadels: Does the crown switch hands if the king is killed?

In Citadels, Ann has the crown and Bill chooses the king. The assassin kills the king. Who keeps the crown at the end of the turn?
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Citadels: Wishing Well card 'every other purple district' clarfication

In the Citadels: Dark City expansion the Wishing Well purple district card reads as follows: At the end of the game, you score one point for every other purple district in your city The ...
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What happens to destroyed districts in Citadels?

In Citadels when you destroy someone's district with the warlord it isn't clear what you do with the card. Does it return to the bottom of the district deck? This is the only other place district ...
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If the Warlord destroys a player's eighth district, does the game still end?

In Citadels, if the Warlord destroys a player's eighth district, assuming no other players have eight districts, does the game still end at the end of the round? If so, does that player still get ...
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In Citadels, when do characters get the extra gold from their colour?

In the Citadels one of the benefits of your characters is receiving extra gold from buildings of the same colour. For example, each green building gives one extra gold to the merchant. I am ...
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Citadels Tax Collector timing

When does the Tax Collector's ability trigger for characters that have abilities that involve the end of their turn? My specific examples are as follows: The Alchemist builds a district with all of ...
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What happens when I draw cards if I've built the Library and the Observatory?

In Citadels it's possible to build both the Library and Observatory: Library If you choose to draw cards when you take an action, you keep both of the cards you have drawn. Observatory If ...
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Citadels: Can two Circus Tents be built in the same city?

In the latest German edition of Citadels, there is an action card Circus Tent. It is played from your hand without paying any gold (and in addition to your normal building action). It's text says: ...
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In two- and three-player Citadels, how does the Bishop's ability work?

In two- and three-player Citadels, if I have Bishop, am I always protected from the Warlord? Or, am I only protected if my second character is the Bishop (i.e. I was most recently the Bishop during ...
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In 2-3 player Citadels, can your second character buy a destroyed building using Graveyard?

In Citadels you have a card that permits you to buy buildings (Graveyard) destroyed by the Warlord. But the Warlord cannot buy the destroyed building. In the 2-3 players variant you select 2 ...
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Does assassination nullify the bishop's protection?

If you are the bishop and you were assassinated, are you still protected from the warlord in that turn? I'm guessing you are, and this question also hints that you are, but the rules are not clear so ...
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How to avoid the situation in which player 2 knows for sure that player 1 chose the King?

In Citadels/Machiavelli the rules state that the current king, in order to start a round, needs to look at the first character card and put it face down on the table. Then put a certain number of ...
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Playing with the characters from the base and the Dark City expansion for Citadels.

In 3 player Citadels, each player chooses 2 characters. I've found I liked picking 2 characters so much that I've modified the game to be able to do it with any number of players. All I had to do was ...
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In the English version of Citadels, what is the action text on the card named Armory/Weaponry?

I happen to have a Bulgarian version that does not specify if the player can destroy 1 enemy building, while sacrificing it, or the whole city. It's hard to explain, but I think it was translated by ...
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If the Witch steals the power of the warlord and tries to destroy a player's district, are they protected if they have the bishop?

Player A has the witch and bewitches the Warlord. Player A chooses to destroy player B's district. Player B has the Bishop. Can he reveal it to protect himself? If player B can do this and reveal the ...