Hear ye, hear ye! Money’s a bit tight around the kingdom. Hey, royal PR person! Go impress the local rich patrons. You know, without making us look too… desperate.
Rich patrons love intrigue. Who is the least important delegate you can send that’ll still steal the show?
Kings are easy, but what if that gossipy Fool shows again? And where’d all these Butlers come from!?
Come to Call is a set collection competition for 2–6 players.
The first player to score enough total favor points after stealing the show wins the game. So how do you do that?
Each round, players take turns trying to make sets in their hand of 7 cards. A set is 1 Butler, plus 2 or more Kings, Queens, Heirs, Diplomats, or Fools.
The more powerful your set’s type, the fewer favor points it’ll score if it wins. (Shown in the hearts.) Pick your delegation strategically.
Make sets as big as you can to out-rank smaller sets of the same type. Sets of 5 or more will even score bonus points.
When counting how many cards are in a set, most cards are worth 1, but each type also has 1 double version that’s worth 2. There’s also 1 and-a-half card per type that lets you win ties over sets of the same size.
You might even find Wilds that you can add to any set!
The round ends once someone discards its second Hear Ye!. Players then come to call.
Players now secretly choose which set (or sets) they’ll send to try and steal the show. Once everyone’s ready, reveal all sets sent to the show.
First, discard all identical sets at the show. (How gauche! But remember, and-a-half cards win ties!) Then, discard all but the largest set of each type.
The most intriguing set remaining steals the show:
Psst! Every set card has a reference of who beats who.
Whoever played the winning set scores favor points based on its type:
Also, all sets of 5 or more (counting its Butler, Doubles, and Wilds) not discarded at the show scores bonus favor points too:
If the player who stole the show this round has enough total favor points (based on player-count) they win!
Otherwise, shuffle up and play another round. You must steal the show to win!
Come to Call comes in this rugged little mint tin. Toss it in your bag, pocket, or glove box without worry.
It takes little room to play, making it great for camping trips, filler-time, and family game nights alike!
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|Publish Date||November 06, 2021|
|More Info||Come to Call web site|