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.

Designer: Paul Peterson
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Player numbers: 2-5 Players
Recommended Age: 12+
Game Time: 30 minutes

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Awards & Honours:

2003 Fairplay À la carte Runner-up
1998 Origins Awards Best Traditional Card Game Winner


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