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Rating: 8.1 Very Good
Difficulty:Very easy
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 15 minutes

Created by: Rikki Tahta, Luis Francisco, Stephanie Gustafsson, Andrew Higgins, Alexandr Kiselev, Tomasz Larek, Jarek Nocoń, Guillermo H. Nuñez, Alejo Vigliani, Uros Vuckovic, Weberson Santiago

Published by: Indie Boards & Cards, La Mame Games, El Dragón Azul

Alternate Names: Coup. Переворот, Coup: City State, Coup: Ciudad Corrupta, Coup: Deluxe Edition – Mobile Art, Coup: Noční klub


Coup is a bluffing and deduction card game where you are the head of a family in a corrupt Italian city-state.

Your goal is to be the last player with influence. For this, you need to manipulate, backstab, bluff and bribe to destroy the power of the other families.

In Coup, you will need to read both the game state and the players at the table to determine what to do. You can play it safe, tell the truth most of the time, and use diplomacy to target the people, or lie and play unpredictably.

Each player start the game with two coins and two cards facedown. There is a deck of 15 cards containing 3 copies of one of five different characters. These characters have all their own unique actions and powers:

  • Duke: Get 3 coins and block someone from taking foreign aid.
  • Captain: Take 2 coins from someone, block someone from stealing coins from you.
  • Ambassador: Draw 2 cards from the deck and decide to exchange them with your face-down characters. Block stealing coins from you.
  • Assassin: Pay 3 coins to try assassinating another player's character.
  • Contessa: Block an assassination attempt.

The trick is that a player doesn't have to own the corresponding card. He can just bluf. The character's action succeeds unless an opponent challenges you.

In that case, the chanllenged player have to be able to reveal the appropriate character. If he can't or don't want, then he lose an influence and he must turn one of his character cards face-up and this influence can't be used anymore.

When both cards are face up, the player loses all his influence and he is out of the game.

Note that bad challenges are costly. If the challanged player can reveal the character card, then you will lose one influence. The same is true for blocking actions. If a player chooses to block an action, then another player can challenge that block. The player must show that he has the correct card.

Next to character actions, a player may choose also to take one the following 3 actions:

  • Income: Get one coin.
  • Foreign aid: Get two coins from the treasury.
  • Coup: Pay 7 coins and start a coup against another player.

To win the game is based on bluffing and deduction. The game rules are very easy to learn.

Coup can be played between 2 and 6 players (age 10+). The average games take between 10 and 15 minutes depending on the number of players.

The game was originally published by La Mame Games, but currently by Indie Boards & Cards.

Retail Price:$11
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In the not too distant future, the government is run for profit by a new "royal class" of multinational CEOs.

Their greed and absolute control of the economy has reduced all but a privileged few to lives of poverty and desperation.

Out of the oppressed masses rose The Resistance, an underground organization focused on overthrowing these powerful rulers. The valiant efforts of

The Resistance have created discord, intrigue, and weakness in the political courts of the noveau royal, bringing the government to brink of collapse. But for you, a powerful government official, this is your opportunity to manipulate, bribe and bluff your way into absolute power. …

Driven by their successes, the resistance has gained popular support and entire regions are in open rebellion. In a desperate attempt to stay in control, some government leaders are publically supporting the reforms demanded by the resistance.

But allegiances are constantly shifting, and can be bought for the right price.

The opportunity for intrigue and bluff has never been greater.

The cost of failure couldn't be higher. Even with talk of reformation, only one can survive.


  • 10 Allegiance Cards
  • 1 Treasury Reserve Card
  • 15 character cards (2 each of Duke, Assassin, Captain, Ambassador, Contessa and 5 of the Inquisitor)
  • 10 summary cards
  • Rules


Reformation is an expansion to Coup, a copy of Coup is required to play. Reformation adds Allegiances - players are either in support of the government (Loyalists) or the resistance (Reformists). Reformation also includes the Inquisitor variant, and additional role cards to expand play up to 10 players. …


  • 75 Influence Cards
  • 2 General Action Cards
  • 25 Role Action Cards
  • 8 Role Tokens
  • 50 Coins
  • Rulebook
  • 25 Role Dividers
  • 2 Dividers


  • Take the 2 General Action cards and place them in the center of the table.

  • Separate Role Action Cards into 4 piles by type. Choose 5 Role Action cards to play with by randomly taking 1 from each of the Finance, Communications and Force piles and 2 from the Special Interests pile.

    These are the only roles that will be in play for the game. Only include advanced roles if all players are experienced at the game. For your first game we suggest using: Banker, Politician, Guerrilla, Director and Peacekeeper. …

Coup: Rebellion G54 Anarchy adds seven new roles and actions to that game for more vicious fun: Anarchists, Paramilitary, Arms Dealers, Social Media, Financier, Plantation owners, and Socialists.


  • 18 Influence Cards (3 of each role)
  • 7 Role Action Cards (1 of each role, and 1 General Action)
  • 1 Role Token (Bomb)
  • 6 Role Dividers (1 of each role)

The extra roles in this Anarchy expansion are added to the base game. The rules for Anarchy are the same with the following exceptions:


Separate the new Role Action cards by type, and add to the Role Action cards in Coup Rebellion G54. This includes the Role Action card for Social Media. …

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