Sheriff of Nottingham (Second Edition)

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The bustling market in Nottingham is filled with goods from all over the kingdom. Most of it is entirely legal, however, Prince John is looking to make sure no contraband gets sold. He’s tasked the Sheriff to inspect Merchant’s wares, looking for any illicit goods. The Sheriff’s shrewd, but not above taking a bribe to look the other way. Which Merchant will end up getting the best goods through and make the largest profits in the market stalls?


Sheriff of Nottingham (2nd Edition) is a card management, set collection, role-playing game for 3-5 players set in the bustling medieval city of Nottingham.

Players take turns playing the Sheriff, looking for contraband goods, and the Merchants trying to stock their Stall with the best goods.

The Sheriff can inspect any bag they want, but they must be careful, as they’ll have to pay a penalty if they find the Merchants were telling the truth.

This new edition includes updated rules, as well as expansions such as the 6th Merchant, Black Market, and Sheriff’s Deputies.

Designer: Sérgio Halaban, André Zatz
Publisher: CMON
Player numbers: 3-6 Players
Recommended Age: 14+
Game Time: 60 minutes

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Awards & Honours:

2016 Mensa Recommended
2015 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Nominee
2015 Origins Awards Best Board Game Nominee
2015 Guldbrikken Best Parlor Game Nominee
2015 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Winner
2014 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee
2014 Board Game Quest Awards Game of the Year Nominee
2014 Board Game Quest Awards Best Thematic Game Nominee

Product Contents:

  • 110 Gold Coins
  • 216 Goods cards
  • 6 Deputy cards
  • 6 Black Market cards
  • 2 Deputy standees
  • 6 Merchant stands
  • 6 Merchant bags
  • a Sheriff standee
  • a Booty tile, and
  • a rulebook

2 reviews for Sheriff of Nottingham (Second Edition)

  1. danielle.hjones (verified owner)

    In this game, players take turns being a merchant and Sheriff of Nottingham. As a merchant, the aim is convincing the sheriff, “I have five apples in my bag. Nothing else, definitely no cider, crossbows or gouda cheese”. As the Sheriff, you need to look that merchant in the eyeballs and decide whether they are simply trying to make sure there are enough apples for the yearly village apple pie festival, or a dirty contraband smuggler and peddler of lies! Perhaps a little gold would help to overlook a suspicious sack, maybe not. Players that thrive on lying and role-playing will have a ball with this game, “I’m a vegan baker! I’m not importing chickens?!” The game is simple to learn, easy to teach, and packed with a lot of laughs and table thumping. If you’re looking for something light and fun and you’re a sucker for bluffing games, get this one. It’s a goodie.

  2. francesapugmire

    A neat bluffing game for up to 5 people.
    The theme is unique, and the game play is fun, as well as re-playability is right up there – no two games are ever the same!
    The only thing that I will say is that the risk of bluffing seems less effective than telling the truth. If you always tell the Sheriff the truth you can get as far as someone who smuggles bunches of contraband. However, the expansion shakes up the game play (Sheriff of Nottingham Merry Men expansion) so that isn’t so much the case.
    All up, this is a good introduction into bluffing mechanics for newbie board gamers.
    Now off you go, become the chicken king!

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