Rise to Nobility
Rise to Nobility is a worker (dice) placement game set in The Five Realms, the same fantasy world as Cavern Tavern. At the beginning of each round, every player rolls 5 dice that represent their available actions in the game. The locations in the city have requirements for certain dice values.
The challenging thing is that the total value of dice each player can use during the round is determined by their reputation in the city. Players start with 9 reputation and can increase or decrease their reputation by taking certain actions in the city. With numerous options for spending their dice, players will need to carefully plan their strategy and prioritize their actions.
Each player takes on the role of a landowner with a unique ability. Your goal is to rise from anonymity to the rank of lord. At the end of 10 rounds, the player with the most victory points takes over the head seat at the Stone Council and wins the game.
There are many paths for achieving victory.
Housing and Employing Settlers
You can focus on increasing the population of the new city of Caveborn by housing the incoming Settlers. If you provide them with a house and spend the goods they require, they will pay you with victory points.
Once the Settlers are housed, you can boost the city’s economy by employing your Settlers in the Guilds and by purchasing Workshops for them. Ensuring that you have Apprentices and Guild Masters who are loyal to you will earn you money, resources, and victory points.
Negotiating with the Stone Council
Of course you can choose to play politics and try to deal with the members of the Stone Council to gain victory points. Each race has a representative on the Stone Council. You will be rewarded if you fulfill the demands of a Councilor. But the other races will resent your display of favoritism, and your reputation will suffer, hindering your options in the city.
If you’re low on money, you can sell your Goods at the port. And when you find yourself in tight spots, you can visit old reliable Berk the Town Clerk who can help you overcome some of your obstacles.
And don’t forget the High Queen in the White Castle. You can request an audience with her to improve your reputation in the city.
But your time to achieve your goals is limited, because representatives from all Five Realms are sailing to Caveborn to cast their vote for the new chairman of the Stone Council.
So, do you have what it takes to become a respectful lord, help Caveborn flourish and prosper, and take your seat at The Stone Council? Are you ready to Rise to Nobility?