COUP Review & Rules - Bluffs, Thefts and Coup d'etat!
Coup is a wonderful game with plenty of bluffs and strategies!
Actions in a turn
Income- Take a coin from the Treasury (This action cannot be blocked).
External Aid- Get three coins from the Treasury (This can be blocked by the Duke).
Coup D'etat- Pay seven coins to the Treasury to eliminate one of another player's Influences (This action is unblockable and is mandatory if the player in action has 10 or more coins). Character Actions: Each character has special actions and/or action blocking abilities, and the characters' actions can be contested by other players on the spot. When being contested, the player of the action or block must show his card. If he has the character of the action or block, he discards his card and draws another one, otherwise the one who contested must eliminate one of his Influences.
Assassin: Pay three coins to the Treasury and try to eliminate another player's Influence (this action can be blocked by the Contessa).
Captain: Take two coins from another player. You can block another player who tries to use the Captain action to get coins from you.
Duke: Take three coins from the Treasury. It can block the request for external help from other players.
Contessa: Can block Assassin's action of attempted murder against you.
Ambassador: You can take two cards from the Court Deck, swap from zero to two of these cards with your cards face down, and return two cards to the Court Deck. It can block the Captain's action from taking coins from you.
Inquisitor: Choose whether to take a card from the Court Deck and exchange or not that card with one of your Influences, or to take an Influence card from another player and exchange it for one of the cards from the Court Deck. It can block the Captain's action from taking coins from you.
Reformation: Expansion 1
Jester and Bureaucrat
Jester(can replace Ambassador) - You can take a card from the Court Deck and a card from another player and can exchange it with one of your cards, after that return a card to the Court Deck and another to the player who had his card taken. Can Block the action of another Jester and the Captain.
Bureaucrat(can replace Duke) - Can take 3 coins from the Treasury but must give one of these coins to another player.