Citadels (2000)

Average Rating: 7.20/10
Board Game Rank: 207
Strategy Game Rank: 170
Family Game Rank: 32
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Year Published
2000
# of Players
2 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 players
(751 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
20 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(126 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(190 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Citadels
Alternate Names
Citadelă
Citadela
Citadele
Citadeles
Citadella
Citadelles
Ciudadelas
Cytadela
Machiavelli
Ohne Furcht und Adel
Ohne Furcht und Adel inkl. der Erweiterung Die dunklen Lande
Spletke
Spletke: Citadele & Temno Mesto
Tsitadell
Καστροπολιτείες
Πατρίκιοι και Πληβείοι
Цитадели
מצודות
あやつり人形
富饒之城
富饶之城
시타델
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In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects his/her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Players start with a number of building cards in their hand; buildings come in five colors, with the purple buildings typically having a special ability and the other colored buildings providing a benefit when you play particular characters. At the start of each round, the player who was king the previous round discards one of the eight character cards at random, chooses one, then passes the cards to the next player, etc. until each player has secretly chosen a character. Each character has a special ability, and the usefulness of any character depends upon your situation, and that of your opponents. The characters then carry out their actions in numerical order: the assassin eliminating another character for the round, the thief stealing all gold from another character, the wizard swapping building cards with another player, the warlord optionally destroys a building in play, and so on.

On a turn, a player earns two or more gold (or draws two building cards then discards one), then optionally constructs one building (or up to three if playing the architect this round). Buildings cost gold equal to the number of symbols on them, and each building is worth a certain number of points. In addition to points from buildings, at the end of the game a player scores bonus points for having eight buildings or buildings of all five colors.

The expansion Citadels: The Dark City was initially released as a separate item, but the second edition of the game from Hans im Glück (packaged in a tin box) and the third edition from Fantasy Flight Games included this expansion. With Dark City, Citadels supports a maximum of eight players.

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Awards

Online Play

  • BrettspielWelt (real-time) (titled ""Ohne Furcht und Adel"")
  • Ciudadelas.net (turn-based; Spanish, English and French)

For a clarification of the rules, here is the official FAQ.

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Components (3rd Edition w/Dark City):

  • 66 District Cards
  • 8 Character Cards
  • 8 Reference Cards
  • 30 Gold Counters
  • 1 Wooden Crown Counter
  • Rulebook
  • 10 Character Cards (Dark City: Called Bonus Cards with White Star)
  • 14 District Cards (Dark City: Called Bonus Cards with White Star)

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Цитадели
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Hobby World Russian first edition
Publisher: Hobby World
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Year: 2015
Size: 9.25 x 6.18 x 1.73 inches
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Galápagos Jogos Brazilian edition 2013 with The Dark City Expansion
Publisher: Galápagos Jogos
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Year: 2013
Size: 8.03 x 8.03 x 1.46 inches
Portuguese
Release Date: Aug 2013
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Giochi Uniti Italian first edition with The Dark City expansion
Publisher: Giochi Uniti
Artist: Julien Delval, Didier Graffet, Florence Magnin, Jean-Louis Mouriermore»
Year: 2013
Product Code: GU118
Size: 7.75 x 4.00 x 1.50 inches
0.63 pounds
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Cytadela
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Galakta second edition with The Dark City expansion
Publisher: Galakta
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Year: 2012
Product Code: 1025MAY11
Size: 4.09 x 7.72 x 1.50 inches
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Citadele
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Fantasy Flight Romanian Edition With Dark City Expansion
Publisher: cutia.ro, Fantasy Flight Games
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Year: 2012
Size: 10.24 x 7.87 x 1.57 inches
0.86 pounds
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7 Citadels 18 Character Sheet v2
A dolled-up reference sheet for the 18 characters in Citadels, including expansion. 7x3.5", fits in game box, prints 2 to a sheet.
English
2015-04-05
1 Connect-the-dots: A Citadels-card
For the 9th anniversary of our gaming club, we made a booklet with connect-the-dots, colouring pages, jokes, ... withing the game-theme. This is a connect-the-dots made from a Citadels character-card
English
2015-03-09
0 Citadel sticker Vietnamese
Citadel sticker Vietnamese https://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
Vietnamese
2015-02-15
10 Citadels Reference Tower
Fold it in three so it makes a tower, and then you can stand it up in the middle of the play area as a reference for all of the players. It fits perfectly in the small box. The outside helps new players with brief descriptions of the characters. The inside helps setup with a handy reference on how to deal the cards based on the number of players.
English
2015-02-08
2 Skrót zasad do gry Cytadela
Po dłuższej przerwie od grania w Cytadelę, taki skrót bardzo ułatwia przypomnienie zasad i umożliwia w miarę szybkie wprowadzenie nowych graczy.
Polish
2015-01-22
0 Cartas del Citadels en español
Las cartas del Citadels traducidas por mí al español, utilizando de base las versiones rusa y portuguesa Contiene: - las 80 cartas de Distritos - las 18 cartas de Personajes - 1 carta Corona - 3 cartas de explicación de las Habilidades de los Personajes - Todas con sus dorsos El pdf está hecho para imprimir en 5 hojas A3+ (46x32cm) doble faz
Spanish
2015-01-16
0 Citadels - Help
Citadels - Resumos dos Personagens
Portuguese
2015-01-08
0 Citadels FAQ Vietnamese
Citadels FAQ Vietnamese http://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
Vietnamese
2014-12-19
0 Character Reference Cards at Polish
Character Reference Sheets at Polish. Lista podstaowych postaci z krótkim opisem po polsku.
Polish
2014-12-18
0 Variante solitaire de Donald Walsh
Traduction mise à jour en fonction de la remarque sur le nombre de tour.
French
2014-12-18
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 207
Strategy Game Rank: 170
Family Game Rank: 32
Num Ratings: 29925
Average Rating: 7.20
Standard Deviation: 1.24
Num Views: 980866
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Users Owning: 37757
Users Wanting: 389
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