Coup: the card game wiki

In the not too distant future, the government is run for profit by a new "royal class" of multinational CEOs.

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Their greed và absolute control of the economy has reduced all but a privileged few khổng lồ lives of poverty & desperation.

Out of the oppressed masses rose The Resistance, an underground organization focused on overthrowing these powerful rulers. The valiant efforts of

The Resistance have sầu created discord, intrigue, và weakness in the political courts of the noveau royal, bringing the government to brink of collapse. But for you, a powerful government official, this is your opportunity lớn manipulate, bribe và bluff your way into absolute power.

To be successful, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and drive sầu them inlớn exile.

In these turbulent times there is only room for one khổng lồ survive sầu.


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Components

3 Duke Cards3 Assassin Cards3 Captain Cards3 Ambassador Cards3 Contessa Cards6 summary cards50 coinsInstructions

Setup

Shuffle all the character cards và giảm giá khuyến mãi 2 khổng lồ each player. Players can always look at their cards but must keep them face down in front of them. Place the remaining cards in the middle of the play area as the Court deck.

Give sầu each player 2 coins. Each player's money must be kept visible. Place the remaining coins in the middle of the play area as the Treasury.

Give sầu one summary thẻ lớn each player. This is for reference only. Players should familiarize themselves with all the actions và characters before starting the game.

The person who won the last game starts.

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Object of the Game

To eliminate the influence of all other players và be the last survivor.


Influence

Facedown cards in front of a player represent who they influence at court. The characters printed on their face down cards represents which characters that player influences và their abilities.

Every time a player loses an influence they have sầu lớn turn over & reveal one of their face down cards. Revealed cards remain face up in front of the player visible khổng lồ everyone and no longer provide influence for the player.

Each player always chooses which of their own cards they wish to lớn reveal when they thua kém an influence.

When a player has lost all their influence they are exiled và out of the game.


Game Play

The game is played in turns in clockwise order. Each turn a player chooses one action only. A player may not pass.

After the action is chosen other players have an opportunity lớn challenge or counteract that action.

If an action is not challenged or counteracted, the action automatically succeeds. Challenges are resolved first before any action or counteraction is resolved.

When a player has lost all their influence and both their cards are face up in front of them, they are immediately out of the game. They leave their cards face up và return all their coins khổng lồ the Treasury.

The game ends when there is only one player left.

Actions

A player may choose any action they want and can afford. Some actions (Character Actions) require influencing characters.

If they choose a Character Action a player must claim that the required character is one of their face down cards. They can be telling the truth or bluffing. They vày not need lớn reveal any of their face down cards unless they are challenged. If they are not challenged they automatically succeed.

If a player starts their turn with 10 (or more) coins they must launch a Coup that turn as their only action.

A. General Actions

(Always available)

Income

Take 1 coin from the Treasury.

Foreign Aid

Take 2 coins from the Treasury. (Can be blocked by the Duke)

Coup

Pay 7 coins to the Treasury and launch a Coup against another player. That player immediately loses an influence. A Coup is always successful. If you start your turn with 10 (or more) coins you are required lớn launch a Coup.

B. Character Actions

(If challenged a player must show they influence the relevant character)

Duke - Tax

Take 3 coins from the Treasury.

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Assassin - Assassinate

Pay 3 coins to the Treasury & launch an assassination against another player. If successful that player immediately loses an influence. (Can be blocked by the Contessa)

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Captain - Steal

Take 2 coins from another player. If they only have one coin, take only one. (Can be blocked by the Ambassador or the Captain)

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Ambassador - Exchange

Exchange cards with the Court. First take 2 random cards from the Court dechồng. Choose which, if any, lớn exchange with your face-down cards. Then return two cards khổng lồ the Court deông chồng.

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C. Counteractions

Counteractions can be taken by other players to lớn intervene or blochồng a player's action.

Counteractions operate like character actions. Players may clalặng khổng lồ influence any of the characters and use their abilities lớn counteract another player. They may be telling the truth or bluffing.

They do not need to lớn show any cards unless challenged. Counteractions may be challenged, but if not challenged they automatically succeed. If an action is successfully counteracted, the action fails but any coins paid as the cost of the action remain spent.

Duke - Blocks Foreign Aid

Any player claiming the Duke may counteract & blochồng a player attempting khổng lồ collect foreign aid.

The player trying to lớn gain foreign aid receives no coins that turn.

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Contessa - Blocks Assassination

The player who is being assassinated may clalặng the Contessa & counteract lớn bloông xã the assassination.

The assassination fails but the fee paid by the player for the assassin remains spent.

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Ambassador/captain - Blocks Stealing

The player who is being stolen from may claim either the Ambassador or the Captain và counteract lớn blochồng the steal.

The player trying to steal receives no coins that turn.

Challenges

Any action or counteraction using character influence can be challenged.

Any other player can issue a challenge to a player regardless of whether they are involved in the action.

Once an action or counteraction is declared other players must be given an opportunity lớn challenge. Once play continues challenges cannot be retroactively issued.

If a player is challenged they must prove sầu they had the required influence by showing the relevant character is one of their face-down cards. If they can't, or bởi not wish lớn, prove it, they thua kém the challenge. If they can, the challenger loses.

Whoever loses the challenge immediately loses an influence.

If a player wins a challenge by showing the relevant character thẻ, they first return that thẻ khổng lồ the Court deông chồng, re-shuffle the Court dechồng & take a random replacement thẻ.

(That way they have not lost influence and other players do not know the new influence card they have). Then the action or counteraction is resolved.

If an action is successfully challenged the entire action fails, and any coins paid as the cost of the action are returned khổng lồ the player.


Note: Double Dangers of Assassination

It is possible to lose 2 influence in one turn if you unsuccessfully defover against an assassination.

For example, if you challenge an assassin used against you & thua the challenge, you will thua thảm 1 influence for the lost challenge and then 1 influence for the successful assassination.

Or if you bluff about having the Contessa lớn block an assassination attempt and are challenged, you will chiến bại 1 influence for the lost challenge and then thảm bại 1 influence for the successful assassination.

Total (Lack of) Trust

Any negotiations are allowed, but none are ever binding. Players are not allowed to lớn reveal any of their cards khổng lồ other players.

No coins can be given or lent khổng lồ other players.

There is no second place.


Two Player Coup và Two Player Variant

When playing Coup with two players, the starting player receives only 1 coin at the beginning of the game.

As a variant, Coup can be played with two players with these changes to lớn the setup:

Divide the cards inlớn a 3 sets of 5 (each set has one of each character). Each player takes one mix, secretly chooses one card & discards the rest.

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Shuffle the third set & khuyến mãi one thẻ lớn each player và then put the remaining three cards face down as the court deông xã.