Waltz of the Masks is a competitive card game of placement and effects, with a combinatorial twist. Each player has the same 18 cards. Each card has an original power.There are therefore 18 possible card effects that can be combined in play. Waltz of the Masks introduces a new posede carte mechanic by pushing the card up a level and applying the card's effect to the pose row or column depending on the effect.There are therefore 18 possible card effects that can be combined in play. The Waltz of the Masks introduces a new mechanic of card placement by pushing the card one level and applying the effect of the card on the row or column of placement depending on the effect. The higher you raise your revealed cards, the more influence points you gain for the final countdown. A new experience for 2 to 4 players, with an immediate set up, a simple rule to play quickly, no dead time and a formidable power of the various card effects for an optimal replayability.
"The Doge, the top leader of the Republic of Venice, is no longer with us. As the Republic of Venice is one of the most powerful states in Europe, it needs a new leader quickly. You are the head of one of the 4 most respected noble families in Venice. You must use your power to maintain your family's influence and power within the Great Council. The future Doge must be favorable to you! Anticipate your moves, use every trick in the book, and reach the highest levels to rule the Republic of Venice!
Waltz of the Masks is a richly illustrated competitive card game. A new way of playing cards in a competitive way that will delight modern board game players with its new mechanics. A new game mechanic combining placement, effects on laid cards and combinatorial effects. Moreover, the final countdown is made easier: the more cards you have revealed in the upper levels close to the power, the more influence points you will get at the end of the game.
Over the course of the rounds, each player strategically lays down their cards and organizes their forces. You take new cards that will offer you new opportunities and sometimes cause reversals of fortune. But you can hide your strategy by remaining hidden, to reveal them later, if you wish... And some cards will allow you to reactivate the effects of cards already played.
The Waltz of the Masks comes with 72 richly illustrated "Effects/Masks" cards in Tarot format (18 cards of the same color per player), 1 First Player card, 5 Rules of the game cards and detailed explanations of the effects of the cards.
Dominate the highest spheres of power in the Republic of Venice in The Waltz of the Masks. The rules are available on the online game site so feel free to test the game on Tabletopia.