Kingdom of France, 1929. To strengthen his kingdom King Philip the Fair has decided build a new castle. Soon craftsmen and master builders, such as yourself, come to the kingdom in hopes of contributing to the growing city and gaining the King's favor. By building the King's castle and the city around it you, as the builder, earn prestige points, at the end of the game the player with the most prestige points wins.
The Rio Grande Game Caylus is extremely popular among serious board game players. It is a game deeply rooted in strategy and very little in chance. Each builder has a number of resources available to him. Pink resource cubes represent food, brown represents wood, purple represents cloth, gray represents stone, and finally gold represents, what else, gold. Each builder also has six workers at his disposal. The currency in the game is called a denier and is used to purchase and persuade your way to fame and fortune. The object of the game is to contribute the most to the building of the castle and surrounding city using numerous strategies. Contribution gains prestige points, and the player with the most prestige points at the end of the game wins.
Box Includes: 1 Gameboard. 1 Bailiff cylinder. 1 Provost disk. 40 cardboard coins. 30 worker cylinders. 100 houses. 35 marker disks. 140 resource cubes. 40 building tiles. Rulebook.
Suitable for ages 12+ and 2-5 players.
Playing time: 1-2 hours
For an in-depth look at Caylus visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caylus
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