In the not too distant future, The government is run for profit by a new “royal class” Of multi national CEOs. Their greed and absolute control of the economy has reduced all but a privileged few to lives of poverty and Desperation.Out of the oppressed masses rose The resistance, an underground organization focused on overthrowing these powerful rulers. The Valiant efforts of the resistance have created Discord, intrigue and weakness in the political courts of the nouveau royal, bringing the government to brink of collapse. But for you, a powerful government official, this is your opportunity to manipulate, bribe and bluff your way into absolute power. To be successful, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and drive them into Exile. In these Turbulent times there is only room for one to survive.
- Ages 10 and up
- For 2 to 6 players
- Playable in 15 minutes
In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area.
Each player starts the game with two coins and two influence – i.e., two face-down character cards; the fifteen card deck consists of three copies of five different characters, each with a unique set of powers. Players take turns taking various actions with the goal to reduce all of his or her opponents to 0 influence. The last player to still have influence – that is, a face-down character – wins the game!