Heads of State
Average rating 5.80 BGG average rating 6.12
Last played 24-Oct-2008 Players 2 - 5
Total plays 1 Designer Peter Hawes
Weight 1 Year 2008
Playing Time 120 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 1 0 4.00 24-Oct-2008
Boog 1 0 6.00 24-Oct-2008
Oggie 1 0 7.00 24-Oct-2008
Paul 1 1 6.00 24-Oct-2008
Simon Kennerley 1 0 6.00 24-Oct-2008

A board game with nobles rising to power in the Provinces and the Royal courts of 16th-18th century Europe. There is a hierarchy of nobles and players compete to get the best nobles in each area to gain control of countries.

Players collect sets of cards - like Gold, Troops, Dueling Skills, Titles, Castles, Bishop - to raise nobles in four European countries: England, France, Spain and the German States.

There are different paths to victory: getting the first noble in as many provinces as possible, dominating a country, having a noble in every province and capital of a country, getting the full set of 7 different nobles first and having the most of each rank of noble at the end of the game.

Treachery cards are played to remove opponent's nobles and replace them with your own line of nobles: methods include- the guillotine, Spanish Inquisition, the axeman, the gallows and assassinations.