Hello gamers, If you have played this game you might share the same opinion as me(or not), but if you have not played Coup stay tuned for the learn to play coming on a later date.
This is a review about a great game called Coup. Coup is awesome because it is easy to learn and fast to play. Setup and cleanup is easy, however stepping away from the game is hard. Included with Coup is fifteen cards(three of each kind), 50 coins, six cheatsheets, and the rules and setup sheet. Coup is a game of deceiving others. The main point of the game is to be the last man standing. Each player starts the game with two coins and two influence, two face-down character cards.
- Income: Take one coin, cannot be blocked or challenged
- Foreign aid: Take two coins cannot be challenged, can be blocked by Duke.
- Coup: Pay seven coins chose player to lose Influence cannot be blocked or challenged
- Duke: Tax, take three coins from the treasury. Block someone from taking foreign aid.
- Assassin: Assassinate, pay three coins and try to assassinate another player’s character.
- Contessa: Block an assassination attempt against yourself.
- Captain: Steal, take two coins from another player, or block someone from stealing coins from you.
- Ambassador: Exchange, draw two character cards from the Court (the deck), choose which (if any) to exchange with your face-down characters, then return two. Block someone from stealing coins from you.
On your turn, you can take any of the actions listed above, regardless of which characters you actually have in front of you. When you take one of the character actions that character’s action automatically succeeds unless an opponent challenges you. In this case, if you can’t (or don’t) reveal the appropriate character, you lose an influence, turning one of your characters face-up. Face-up characters cannot be used, and if both of your characters are face-up, you’re out of the game. If you do have the character in question and choose to reveal it, the opponent loses an influence, then you shuffle that character into the deck and draw a new one, perhaps getting the same character again and perhaps not. The last player to still have influence that is, a facedown character wins the game!
Those are all the rules for Coup, so reading this will give you an idea on the simplicity of Coup. Overall I feel that Coup is a great, easy, and fast game. The box claims that Coup will take 15 minutes to play, I feel that you can play a game of Coup in 5 minutes or less. I would not recommend playing this game with your family unless they love games, however playing Coup with avid gamers is awesome. I rate Coup highly when played with the right people