There is the turn order written on the player board. Easily memorized. Then there is some text on some of the cards. The special contraband apples, cheese, bread and chickens. All easily memorized. For example the Green Apples have "Counts as 2 apples at the end of the game", written on the card. So, if you can remember that Green apples are worth 2 and Golden Apples are worth 3. Then you should be all set.
There are some promo cards which would have some more text as well. the Royal Summons and the Brimstone Oil have a fairly large block of text on them. But again it's all pretty easily memorized.
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