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Guillotine


The French Revolution is famous in part for the use of the guillotine to put nobles to death, and this is the macabre subject of this light card game. As executioners pandering to the masses, the players are trying to behead the least popular nobles. Each day the nobles are lined up and players take turns killing the ones at the front of the line until all the nobles are gone. However, players are given cards which will manipulate the line order right before 'harvesting,' which is what makes the game interesting. After three days worth of chopping, the highest total carries the day.



Component list:



Cardboard Guillotine

Rule booklet



50 Noble Cards: (Card backs have a head in a basket, have モguillotineヤ printed twice, and have a tan background)



-Marie Antoinette

-Lady in Waiting

-Martyr x3

-Innocent Victim

-Sheriff x2

-Wealthy Priest x2

-Coiffeur

-Royal Cartographer

-Piss Boy

-Rival Executioner

-Land Lord

-Tax Collector

-Count

-Lord

-Unpopular Judge x2

-Lieutenant x2

-Lady

-Countess

-Bishop

-Heretic

-Fast Noble

-Captain of the Guard

-The Clown

-Hero of the People

-Mayor

-Councilman

-Colonel

-Bad Nun

-Baron

-Duke

-Robespierre

-Master Spy

-General

-Governor

-Archbishop

-Regent

-Cardinal

-King Louis XVI

-Palace Guard x5

-Tragic Figure



60 Action Cards: (Cards have a white background, モGuillotineヤ written the long way, and a woman and a man dressed in purple)



-Pushed x2

-Stumble x2

-Trip x2

-Let Them Eat Cake

-After You

-Bribed Guards

-Callous Guards

-Church Support

-Civic Pride

-Civic Support

-Clerical Error

-Clothing Swap

-Confusion in Line

-Escape!

-Fainting Spell

-Fled to England

-Forced Break

-Foreign Support

-Forward March

-Fountain of Blood

-Indifferent Public

-Infighting

-Information Exchange

-Lack of Faith

-Lack of Support

-Late Arrival

-The Long Walk

-Majesty

-Mass Confusion

-Military Might

-Military Support

-Missed!

-Missing Heads

-Opinionated Guards

-Public Demand

-Rain Delay

-Rat Break

-Rush Job

-メTis a Far Better Thing

-Tough Crowd

-Twist of Fate

-Scarlet Pimpernel

-Was That My Name?

-Double Feature x2

-Extra Cart x2

-Friend of the Queen x2

-LメIdiot x2

-Ignoble Noble x2

-Milling In Line x2

-Political Influence x2




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    The French Revolution is famous in part for the use of the guillotine to put nobles to death, and this is the macabre subject of this light card game. As executioners pandering to the masses, the players are trying to behead the least popular nobles. Each day the nobles are lined up and players take turns killing the ones at the front of the line until all the nobles are gone. However, players are given cards which will manipulate the line order right before 'harvesting,' which is what makes the game interesting. After three days worth of chopping, the highest total carries the day.

    Component list:

    Cardboard Guillotine
    Rule booklet

    50 Noble Cards: (Card backs have a head in a basket, have モguillotineヤ printed twice, and have a tan background)

    -Marie Antoinette
    -Lady in Waiting
    -Martyr x3
    -Innocent Victim
    -Sheriff x2
    -Wealthy Priest x2
    -Coiffeur
    -Royal Cartographer
    -Piss Boy
    -Rival Executioner
    -Land Lord
    -Tax Collector
    -Count
    -Lord
    -Unpopular Judge x2
    -Lieutenant x2
    -Lady
    -Countess
    -Bishop
    -Heretic
    -Fast Noble
    -Captain of the Guard
    -The Clown
    -Hero of the People
    -Mayor
    -Councilman
    -Colonel
    -Bad Nun
    -Baron
    -Duke
    -Robespierre
    -Master Spy
    -General
    -Governor
    -Archbishop
    -Regent
    -Cardinal
    -King Louis XVI
    -Palace Guard x5
    -Tragic Figure

    60 Action Cards: (Cards have a white background, モGuillotineヤ written the long way, and a woman and a man dressed in purple)

    -Pushed x2
    -Stumble x2
    -Trip x2
    -Let Them Eat Cake
    -After You
    -Bribed Guards
    -Callous Guards
    -Church Support
    -Civic Pride
    -Civic Support
    -Clerical Error
    -Clothing Swap
    -Confusion in Line
    -Escape!
    -Fainting Spell
    -Fled to England
    -Forced Break
    -Foreign Support
    -Forward March
    -Fountain of Blood
    -Indifferent Public
    -Infighting
    -Information Exchange
    -Lack of Faith
    -Lack of Support
    -Late Arrival
    -The Long Walk
    -Majesty
    -Mass Confusion
    -Military Might
    -Military Support
    -Missed!
    -Missing Heads
    -Opinionated Guards
    -Public Demand
    -Rain Delay
    -Rat Break
    -Rush Job
    -メTis a Far Better Thing
    -Tough Crowd
    -Twist of Fate
    -Scarlet Pimpernel
    -Was That My Name?
    -Double Feature x2
    -Extra Cart x2
    -Friend of the Queen x2
    -LメIdiot x2
    -Ignoble Noble x2
    -Milling In Line x2
    -Political Influence x2

    Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Designer Paul Peterson
    Mfg Suggested Ages 12 and up
    # of Players 2 − 5
    User Suggested # of Players Best with 4 players Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players (160 voters) [ ]
    Year Published 1998
    Artist Quinton Hoover Mike Raabe
    User Suggested Ages 10 and up (45 voters) [ ]
    Subdomain Family Games
    Website No
    Publisher AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH Darwin Project Halloween Concept Hasbro Play Factory PS-Games Wizards of the Coast
    Playing Time 30 minutes
    Family Country: France
    Honors 1998 Origins Awards Best Traditional Card Game Winner 2003 Fairplay À la carte Winner
    Primary Name Guillotine
    Expansion No
    Alternate Names 斷頭台
    Mechanic Hand Management
    Game category Card Game Humor Napoleonic
    Language Dependence Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups (72 voters) [ ]
    Play time filter N/A

    Reviews

    Good family funReview by Tony
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    Guillotine is a fun game for the whole family. It's quick to set up, has a lot of replayability, and fun art. Our family group of ages 9 to 70 all enjoyed it, and played multiple games on the first day. The quality of the product is quite good, and the included stand up cardboard guillotine is well done. I would recommend this game for either a group of adults or a mix of adults and kids. (Posted on 8/5/2015)

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