In Noblemen, you are members of the British aristocracy. You will try to achieve influence and prestige for your family. You will grow your family's estate, earn the queen's favour, bear witness to scandalous behaviour, gain influence with the church, bribe royalty, and leverage your political weight during masquerade balls; all in an effort to ensure your family's rightful place in history. After three decades, the player with the most victory points will be declared the winner.
This is a game of several races all going on at the same time. Players race the clock; you will never know exactly how many turns are remaining before the scoring round. Players will race each other – to build cheaper buildings, to be the first to build a folly, to have more prestige and therefore gain a higher noble title, and more. On your turn you can play one scandal card (if you choose) in addition to taking one action from the following possibilities:
You will mainly build your estate by playing land tiles or building structures. There are three commodities to concentrate on: lands, wealth, and prestige. Each commodity will help on your path to victory. It is for you to decide each turn which is the most needed for you to win the game.
Contents: 1 Game Board, 1 Large Bag, 1 Wooden Queen, 46 Wooden Buildings, 202 Land Tiles, 5 Player Screens, 35 Scandal Cards, 10 Overview cards, 12 Titles, 20 Bribe tokens, 5 Tax Tokens, 5 Acquire Land Tokens, 82 Money Tokens, 10 Men-at-Arms, 10 Player Markers, 2 Game Time Counters