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to the Rococo era. You are the owner of a distinguished tailoring
business. In just a few weeks, Louis XV is hosting a Grand Ball and
everyone is clamoring for you to provide them with an elegant frock coat
here, a sumptuous gown there, or even a small sum to fund the great
fireworks display. You quickly realize that it’s not just about your
tailoring business anymore – it’s about creating a presence at the most
prestigious ball of the era and the chance to gain everlasting fame and
turn, you will play an employee card that allows you to perform a task,
such as hiring a new employee for your staff, tailoring exquisite gowns
and frock coats to rent or sell, or funding some of the many
decorations. However, employees are not always able to perform all
tasks, so you must plan carefully how you direct them, especially as
each employee grants a unique Bonus — including some that generate
Grand Ball will end after 7 rounds with a huge fireworks display and
final scoring. You will gain prestige points for the gowns and frock
coats you have rented out to guests at the ball, certain employee
Bonuses, and the festive decorations you have funded. Whoever has
collected the most prestige at the end of the game wins.
In Rococo: Deluxe Edition,
each player starts with an identical deck of Employee cards, each turn
players simultaneously select 3 to use for the round. Choosing which
cards to use will determine which actions are available to take. Masters
can take any of the actions while Apprentices and Journeymen will be
limited in the actions they can take.
The 6 different actions in the game are:
Claiming the Queen’s Favor, which
can only be done with a Master or Journeyman, and grants the player 5
Livre. The player claiming the Queen's Favor also becomes the start
player for the next round.
can be done by any Employee, and allows players to stock up on the silk,
lace and thread that will be needed to create various gowns and coats.
Tailoring a Garment is
done by Masters and Journeymen. They will choose from one of the nine
Design patterns, paying the cost of that design pattern and using the
appropriate silk, lace and thread. After tailoring a garment the player
will choose whether to rent out the garment to a patron at the Ball or
sell the garment for income. If a player chooses to rent the garment
it's placed rental side face-up on any vacant guest space in one of the
five Halls on the board. The player who has the most patrons in a Hall
will be awarded victory points at the end of the game.
Deputing an Employee
allows a player to permanently remove one of their employee cards from
the game. Not only does this help thin a players deck, it also grants a
financial reward of 4/7/10 Livre depending on the level of employee as
indicated on the card.
Hire a New Employee.
Each round 4 new employees are available for acquisition, and can only
be acquired by using a Master. These employees will offer additional
bonus actions when used during the game. The cost varies from 0 - 5
Livre and is based on the number of Employee cards remaining. The card
goes directly into a player's hand, so it can be used during the same
Funding a Decoration
can be performed by any employee. There are numerous decorations in the
palace that can be funded. Doing so will earn the player prestige
points at the end of the game. Funding the fireworks decoration spaces
on the balcony can be especially advantageous, as players will be able
to move patrons to these locations at the end of the game and earn a
considerable amount of prestige points.
round ends with players collecting income, which has a base of five,
but can increase by funding certain Decorations. Having a steady flow of
income is necessary in order to accomplish the making of dresses,
funding of decorations, and acquisition of resources and new employees.
New Garment design patterns will be revealed along with new employee
cards for the round. Players will choose 3 new cards from their draw
deck to start the next round and play will continue in the same fashion.
the 7th round, the game ends and a final scoring is conducted. Points
are scored for remaining Livre, certain employee cards and last but not
least; having majorities in the halls with patrons wearing your suits
and dresses. The player with the most victory points is declared the
NOTE: Contents shown on this page are for visual representation only.
Objects portrayed may vary slightly in final form and appearance.
- 42 Garment tiles
- 28 Employee cards
- 25 Starting Employee cards
- 1 double-sided Game Board (1-3 players / 4-5 players)
- 1 metal Gold Thimble Start Player token
- 16 polyresin Lace tokens
- 16 polyresin Thread tokens
- 3 Cloth Bags (for Garments, Resources, Jewelry)
- 50 punchboard Coins (20 Value-1, 10 Value-5, 10 Value-10, 10 Value-20)
- 5 wooden Prestige Point counters
- 1 Queen’s Favor tile
- 2 Employee Card Reference sheets
- 48 Resource tiles
- 100 wooden Trademark tokens
- 5 Player Boards
- 5 Tile Racks for Material Tiles
- Jewelry Box expansion: 1 Jeweler Game Board, 24 Jewelry tiles, 28 Employee cards (10 specialized Apprentices, 9 new Journeymen, & 9 new Masters)
- Madame du Barry Solo expansion: 25 AI Employee cards for solo play
- Fancy Dresses expansion: 4 additional Garment tiles and 5 Resource tiles
- Festivity Dresses expansion: 4 additional Garment tiles