Compete among other noble families in 18th century Europe to earn glory and the Empress, Catherine the Greats favor.
Acquire new lands, perform tasks for the Empress and contribute to the construction of the Empresses Palace.
Catherine the Great was the Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the countries longest ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d’etat that she organised, resulting in Peter III, her husband, being overthrown. Under her reign Russia was revitalized, growing larger and stronger than ever, recognized as one of the great powers of Europe.
Clandestinely bid on new lands as you manage your fiefdom’s economy behind its great walls. After the big reveal see if you’ve built the best engine, won glorious battles, fulfilled the Empresses graceful command and provided the greatest contributions to the Catherine Palace!
Most actions are taken simultaneously, as such the game moves quickly.
Each round consists of 5 phases; Hidden Bidding and Resource Generation, Income, Auction, Empresses Bidding, Resupply. The majority of decisions are made during the first phase, pre-determining the following phases with a dose of subterfuge and press your luck in the bidding component.
The game ends immediately after the Empresses Bidding phase of the round in which either any player has filled all land deed spaces on their tableau OR the Land Deeds deck has been depleted.
The player with the most Victory Points wins.
Victory points are earned through various Land Deeds placed within your Tableau, Empresses Bidding’s fulfilled, Castle contributions and any remaining resources.
Victory points are lost for each negative VP space that has not been covered on your Tableau at the end of the game. Victory points may also be stolen by players during the game through Special Use cards.
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James J Campbell
James J Campbell