young monarch has no knack for governing. Take advantage of this by
taking on all the most prestigious government duties! Share cards,
choose the most high-profile jobs…then experience an auction phase as
belligerent as it is clever!
In For the King (and Me), you wish to
become the most valuable minister by collecting the right cards while
lowering the value of your opponents’ objectives. The game plays the
same as the designer’s earlier game Biblios, while allowing for play with up to five people at once.
The game lasts multiple rounds with players first collecting cards,
then bidding for cards. During the collection phase, as the active
player you draw cards one at a time, keeping one for yourself, placing
one in an auction pile, and placing the others face up for the other
players to draft. Once you take a card, you can’t take another, so
sometimes it’s a tough call to decide when you want to take something.
Once you’ve had multiple collection phases, the cards in the auction
pile will be auctioned one by one.
Some cards are worth points depending on their color, some are worth
gold, and some allowing you to manipulate the value of the various
colors. Once all the cards have been auctioned, players reveal their
hands and tally their points to see who wins.