The theme is the "journée des dupes", in 1630, when Mary of Medici tried to have the young Louis the XIIIth dismiss the Cardinal of Richelieu. All the cards are placed face up on the game table, in 4 rows. Players, in turn, can take one or two cards at the end of the rows, the goal being to have the majority of cards in each color, as well as with some symbols.
Fits a Kosmos 2-player sized box.
Designed to print on legal sized paper. Regular weight paper is fine. I highly recommend laminating the box after completion. This is true even if the images are laser printed. Laser printed images won't hold up when the box is stacked or moved around with other boxes.
Cut chipboard as follows:
Top: 10 1/32" x 10 1/32"
Bottom: 9 25/32" x 9 27/32"
Score 1 1/8" from all sides and remove the square pieces from the corners. Then cut out artwork and apply with spray adhesive.
This is the same image that you would find on Michael Schacht's homepage, but I've taken the source image and resized it so that the markers are between 1-3/8 to 1-1/5 inches around. So if you have a circle punch that you used to make a Disc Dominion set (and some spare discs, too), these markers should be the perfect size to make some similar counters for Richelieu.