Rating: 6.8 Good
Players: 2-8 players
Playing time: 20-60 minutes

Created by: Bruno Faidutti, Cyrille Daujean, Julien Delval, Jesper Ejsing, Bruno Faidutti, Didier Graffet, Bjarne Hansen, Darrell Hardy, Florence Magnin, Jean-Louis Mourier, Scott Nicely

Published by: 999 Games, Arclight, Asmodee

Alternate Names: Citadelă, Citadela, Citadele, Citadeles, Citadella


Citadels is a German-style card game of nobles, intrigue and medieval cities. Each player leads a city and seeks to increase its prosperity by building new city districts. Beware, it's not an easy task as you need to influence nobles, warlords, merchants and other powerful characters of your realm.

The hiring of different characters from architects, magicians, bishops to thieves, adds a decent level of strategy to the gameplay as each character has its own special ability. The usefulness of them depends on your situation and on your opponents. On your road to victory, you must also wisely spend your gold, bluff, intimidate and outmaneuver your rivals.

On a turn, a player earns gold and optionally purchase and constructs one building. Each building is worth a certain number of points. The game ends after one player has built his 8th district, after which a winner is determined by how many points his completed city is worth.

Retail Price:$17
Citadels: The Dark City
Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee 2007
Nederlandse Spellenprijs Winner 2001
Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee 2001
International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee 2001
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