Down With The King is a political game set in a fantasy world.
Players are nobles who plot to overthrow the king. Players must cooperate to defeat the king, but only one of them can take the crown thus backstabbing is always a concern. The game is played through various decks of cards. Players strive to gain prestige and influence points so that they can recruit characters to their side. They also use natural disasters, plagues, interrogations, and other political problems against their opponents. Of 19 possible actions each turn, a player can only perform 2, thus creating a tension and need for strategy. Player interaction is very high because players can perform actions during opponent turns and because nobody is eliminated early from the game. A player who is killed just misses a turn and then returns as the former player's heir, usually with revenge in mind.
My set of Nobles and Royals. It makes the information easier to read. Also, Royals are larger than Nobles to make them more prominent.
The royals also have their succession number (R1-R9). Jane is RX (no succession) and Thomas is RU (Unlimited).
Ok, you know there's always something missed when you do these things. Version 2 adds the Court the Favor of a FARC activity. I've also added more information as far as die rolls for various activities, modifiers, table names, etc. I also added notes to the player turn sequence to pick up on some often missed items - manhunts, prison survival, hand limits, etc.
Hopefully this is the FINAL version - I can't find any more missed rules or typos (famous last words).
This file contains a summary of available activities, including free activities. It also summarizes the costs and what cards/counters may influence the results. It goes with the re-written version 1.1 rules. The PDF file is a single page that contains two summary cards. it should be printed and the pages cut in half.