It states that it has the colour of your choice (for calculating income). Do you make that choice when the card is played and it becomes permanently yellow for example, or can you change it each round?


I believe you choose each round.

In my version of Citadels (Fantasy Flight, 2009) there isn't a card called 'Mage Tower'. There is however a very similar card called 'School of Magic' which text states.

For purposes of Income, the School is considered to be of the colour of your choice. If for you are the King this round, for example, the school is considered to be a nobel (yellow) district.

To me that sounds like the card you are describing with extra text clarifying which sound like it may be missing from your edition? Also if you had to decide when it was build there should be some way of marking that and the game does not come with tokens for doing so.

  • Sorry, I have no idea why I typed that! I've fixed the question. Thanks for your answer
    – NibblyPig
    Sep 23 '16 at 10:17
  • Essentially the School of Magic always adds to your colour-based income.
    – Samthere
    Sep 23 '16 at 12:02
  • Note that during endgame scoring "School of Magic" does NOT change color and is always purple, so it doesn't provide additional help to get bonus for all colors. Though there is another building "Ghost city" that does exactly that, if you have met its prerequisites.
    – Deo
    Sep 23 '16 at 13:00
  • @Deo There's also the Court of Miracles (? - "Hof der Wonderen" in dutch) that can also count for any desired color at the end of the game.
    – steenbergh
    Sep 23 '16 at 15:46
  • @steenbergh It is the card I'm talking about. Purple district for two. Apparently correct english name is "Haunted City" rather than "Ghost City". It is top left one here. boardgamegeek.com/image/147403/citadels?size=original
    – Deo
    Sep 23 '16 at 20:15

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