Paris, XVIIth century. Cardinal Richelieu is centralizing power in the name of King Louis XIII and defends France against those he considers its enemies: the English, the protestants, the Habsburgs and French nobles scheming against him and the crown. Will you side with the cardinal, or will you be seduced by the promise of wealth and power from the queen and foreign nations? Be warned that the cardinal will hinder too ambitious intrigants. Become an influent noble in the court by accumulating prestige and favors. The player most helpful to each faction is also rewarded at the end of the game.
A Game by Olivier Lamontagne and the artwork is from the hand of
For White Goblin Games I made a photo shoot of the upcoming release and the Winner of Winner of Plateau d'or in 2009.
Presenting The Game Box
The Components out of the Box
Setting up the Game
The Money - Louis d'argent has a value of one
Game money - Louis d'or has a value of three
The Backside of the Richelieu Intrigue Sheets
The Opposing Backside Factions Sheets
Overview - Game in Progress
The Agents in the City Waiting for their Return Home
Éminence Grise and the Queen
An intrigue between Richelieu and the English. Although the English sheet contains 5 agents (strength 6), Richelieu wins the intrigue with strength 11. The green player uses his agents very well.
Mid Game Overview
Richelieu - Presentation