Box of cards is a game that pits several political roles into a battle for prestige and coin. In Box of Cards each player has a role with a distinct power, that gives the player advantage when certain colored cards are given. Each card play allows to win or take coins or prestige from other player, in an attempt to avoid letting them get ahead on the race.
In a game round, the player can choose between playing a card, by paying coins, or getting coins (the same cards but used by their reverse side). Each card played has a special ability and an effect on one of the roles in play. The first player to get to 12 prestige points is the winner.
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