Game description of the 2011 revised edition from the publisher:
Are you ambitious and cunning enough to rule the city of Cadwallon?
In the revised edition of Arcana 2-4 guild leaders send their loyal Agents into the districts of Cadwallon to entice, bribe, or win over powerful citizens, buy precious treasures, and utilize locations. Whichever player earns the most victory points wins!
This vibrant game creates a fantastical atmosphere for players to enjoy while they attempt to best their opponents through strategic card play. Make your guild the most influential by winning Stake cards and strengthening your deck with impressive Personalities, advantageous Locations, or tempting Relics to use in bribery.
The revised edition of Arcana introduces two new guilds, and six new rule options for players to choose from, or play with them all for a more challenging experience. Players can customize their guild, fulfill objectives, recruit Militia, invoke the ability of their Guild Masters, affect game play through random events, or optimize tactical strategy through card discards. Which variant will you use in your game?
BGID: 45134Time: 60 minutesDesigner: Damien DesnousYear: 2009Artist: Paul Bonner, Gary Chalk, Miguel Coimbra, Nicolas Fructus, Édouard Guiton, Florent Maudoux, Paolo Parente, Goulven QuentelMechanics: Area Control / Area Influence, Deck / Pool Building, Hand Management, Secret Unit Deployment, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers,Ages: 13 and up