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Year Published
2012
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
75 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Noblemen
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In the mid-sixteenth century England Queen Elizabeth I rules without an heir. This leaves room for some maneuvering. Powers throughout, including you, believe that a family with great presence, wealth, and nobility might find itself in the right place at the right time.

In Noblemen, you are members of the British aristocracy. You will try to achieve influence and prestige for your family. You will grow your family's estate, earn the queen's favor, bear witness to scandalous behavior, gain influence with the church, bribe royalty, and leverage your political weight during masquerade balls; all in an effort to ensure your family's rightful place in history. After three decades, the player with the most victory points will be declared the winner.

This is a game of several races all going on at the same time. Players race the clock; you will never know exactly how many turns are remaining before the scoring round. Players will race each other – to build cheaper buildings, to be the first to build a folly, to have more prestige and therefore gain a higher noble title, and more. On your turn you can play one scandal card (if you choose) in addition to taking one action from the following possibilities:

  • Grow Estate – Play lands from behind your screen
  • Build Structure – Buy and play a building on a meadow
  • Bribe Royalty – Buy bribe tickets you can redeem later
  • Collect Taxes – Get money
  • Acquire Lands – Get more land from the bag of random lands
  • Donate to the Church – Redeem lands for victory points
  • Leisure Time – Get one victory point

On most of your turns, you will build your estate by playing land tiles or building structures. There are three commodities to concentrate on: lands, wealth, and prestige. Each commodity will help on your path to victory. It is for you to decide each turn which is the most needed for you to win the game.

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Awards


2009 Hippodice game design competition – 1st place


Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Large Bag
  • 1 Wooden Queen
  • 46 Wooden Buildings (15 Castles, 15 Chapels, 12 Palaces, 4 Follies)
  • 202 Land Tiles (62 Fields, 44 Fountains, 48 Woods, 48 Meadows)
  • 5 Player Screens
  • 35 Scandal Cards
  • 10 Overview cards
  • 12 Titles
  • 20 Bribe tokens
  • 5 Tax Tokens
  • 5 Acquire Land Tokens
  • 82 Money Tokens
  • 10 Men-at-Arms
  • 10 Player Markers
  • 2 Game Time Counters

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45 - European 59x92mm (2 5/16" x 3 9/16")


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Noblemen
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German first edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Oliver Schlemmer, Claus Stephan
Year: 2012
Product Code: 51380G
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 3.35 inches
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Release Date: Oct 5, 2012
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Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Oliver Schlemmer, Claus Stephan
Year: 2012
Product Code: TTT2002
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 3.35 inches
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Release Date: Dec 2012
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2 [DUTCH] Player aid: acties + hoe kom je aan
Samenvatting van alle verschillende acties aan de voorkant + opsomming van alle manieren op respectievelijk aan geld, tegels, punten, prestige en de koningin te komen op de achterkant. Recto verso printen en uitknippen zo krijg je 4 A5-blaadjes.
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2015-04-19
1 Noblemen: Regolamento in italiano
Traduzione in italiano del regolamento + variante a 2 giocatori + aiuto di gioco.
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2015-03-01
16 Noblemen Game Summary
Summary of Game play and Actions.
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2013-01-08
13 Family Rules
Rules variant that is more forgiving.
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2012-12-05
22 Noblemen 2-player rules
Rules my son and I play with.
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2012-12-02
48 Rules (English) - Pegasus Spiele
English rules for Noblemen from the publisher Pegasus Spiele.
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Num Ratings: 762
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The Spiel #175 - In Praise of Folly
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Ludology Episode 51 - 50 for 50, Part 2
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Garrett's Games 342 - Noblemen, Cirplexed, Guildhall, and a bit on Tzolkin
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