It is the eve of Carnivale on the magical Victorian isle of Ludobel, and you are all invited to the fantastical festivities!
In the card game Belle of the Ball, players take on the roles of party hosts, seeking the best mix of guests to make their gala the greatest by the end of the night. In order to ensure that they stay one step ahead of the other hosts, players will have to carefully watch the growing line of guests at the door, inviting those in that seem to share passions with partygoers already inside, all the while handing out their precious stash of Regrets to those who should seek refuge elsewhere. Of course, other hosts may find it advantageous to invite a rejected guest inside just to collect their accumulated Regrets for later use.
Hosts may also choose to ignore the competition for guests and instead try to earn the favor of the Belle of the Ball herself, whose charms can make or break any party.
I have a copy of the print and play game and don't want to use a regular piece of paper and pencil to keep track of the score. With that in mind, I made these individual score cards (each player gets their own) and I use little wooden blocks (like from Love Letters or Tahiti) to move as the game progresses! Every line ends in a number divisible by 5 and every number divisible by 4 has a light blue star shape in the background to help younger players ;)