Gameplay revolves around two phases each round, character selection and then taking actions.
First characters are selected through a partially secret draft. Each character has a different in-game effect which allows the player choosing that character to activate during the next phase of the turn. Beginning with the player possessing the crown counter, players take it in turn to choose a character card secretly before passing the hand to the next player. Also depending on the number of players in the game, players may be able to choose a second character, allowing them two 'turns' in the next phase of the round.
After character selection is finished, characters are called out in order to take their actions. The actions involve: taking income, taking additional district cards, 'building' district cards, and using character-specific abilities.When a player 'builds' their eighth district card in their tableau, the game ends and points are tallied.
Age Range: 10 and above
Playing Time: 45 - 60 Mins per game