We commented that the Nobles seemed over overpowered. We had some 3 way ties resulting in everybody getting the same victory points. Is this correct seems like a lot of points to dole out for a tie.
Nobles ARE slightly OP I found. This isn't based on just the number of points they give, but on the fact that they give meeples.
If you go all out and pay 5 meeples to buy the Noble card in the last position, you get meeples back. If you already own Nobles, the cards start paying for themselves (Ex, if you own two nobles and you buy one in the 4th position, it costs you nothing)
So anyone that buys cards in last position needs to commit and lose resources for it, except players stacking nobles. And that's on top of having the highest multiplier and highest end game value for the location) Any other character card just leaves you with your pants down. And you're forced to get whatever is in first position next turn.
Also, In-keepers often give other players points, while Nobles give nothing to anyone but their owners.
I'm considering playing only with the B side of the castle.
we also played 2 times with 3 players. i think it is quite balance. but i also heard from other forum that they sat attack card (knight?) was overpowered.
I found them balanced since they can be mitigated in four ways.
1. Buy guards
2. Buy witches
3. Buy millers
4. Buy soldiers yourself.
Despite my buying 4 soldiers in my last game, there was only a single char. in the infirmary at end game.