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Is there anything stopping the crownholder taking the King card every turn?

Getting the crown is usually a small reward in comparison to, say, the architect or the thief abilities. The only way this can be a good strategy is focusing on golden districts. At that point, is it ...
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Citadels - Can a warlord destroy a district for free?

Yes. This is explicitly stated in the rules. 8) Warlord You receive one gold for each military (red) district in your city. At the end of your turn, you may destroy one district of your ...
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in Citadels, the Fort card ability does it affect whole city or just the card?

Assuming you are referring to the Keep card as it is called in the English edition the text is quite clear that only that specific building is protected.
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Does the School of Magic count as all colours, or do you choose one colour when it's played and it is that colour permanently?

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 ...
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The building of two districts should be considered as two separate action or as one comprehensive action?

Tax Collector collects immediately after each one, as per the text you quote. (Note: there may be at least one version of the rules whose section for the Tax Collector reads "one or more" and "at the ...
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In 2-3 player Citadels, can the unique district abilities be triggered twice?

Yes you can use the unique ability twice. The rules here state the following regarding 2-3 player games. each player has two turns each round (one turn for each character). So if a card says ...
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What is the most balanced/competitive character set in Citadels?

We play a lot of Citadels (3 games always, counting the points from previous games - makes 2nd and 3rd game from the start more competitive) and we have played with almost every combination so here is ...
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Is there anything stopping the crownholder taking the King card every turn?

If the king holder always takes the king then they will become an easy target for other players when they take the assassin or the thief. If they only pick the king then they will end up hurting ...
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Citadels first game setup for 3 players

I've read the Dutch rulebooks of the base game and the expansion. The expansion introduces the ninth character, and it states that in a 3-player game, you only have 8 characters. It's highly ...
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Citadels Bell Tower and end game conditions

If you can pay for the district card (and don't already have it in your city), yes, you can build it. You can do this whether or not you have seven districts and whether or not another player has 7 ...
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Citadels first game setup for 3 players

Use the Tax Collector. Artist has fundamental problems - while almost every other character can potentially generate more than action's worth of value a turn (e.g. Architect can draw 2 cards, King can ...
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Citadels first game setup for 3 players

I recently read the rules for the most recent edition, which contains a lot of changes. One of them is to use nine characters in three-person games, as suggested in my original answer (below), which ...
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Citadels: Circus (German edition, 2012): how to interpret "Cash point" ability?

You've got the gist of it - I would translate the card as follows: Each player may place one piece of gold per turn on this card while he/she is the active player. He/she may then draw 2 cards and ...
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What is the most balanced/competitive character set in Citadels?

In the 3-player games I play: Assassin - Witch is too strong. If you go first and take Witch there's nothing another player can do to stop you getting the second character you want. If you have for ...
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