Capitol (board game)
Capitol is a German-style building game set in the ancient Roman Empire, designed by Aaron Weissblum and Alan R. Moon. The game was published by Schmidt Spiele in 2001. It was redeveloped into a quicker-playing card game named Clocktowers and published by Jolly Roger Games.
Capitol is played in 4 rounds and each round is divided into 4 phases: Construction, Improvement, Scoring, and End phase. During the Construction phase the players are able to perform actions with their hand of building, roof, and permit cards.
- Building cards allow you to take 2 floors (small wooden blocks). You can add these to an incomplete building or create a totally new building.
- Roof cards allow you to complete a building by placing a round or triangular roof on your stack of floor blocks. Once your building is complete, you can place it onto the board with a Permit card.
- The permit card comes in three different flavors, pink, blue and purple each correlating to three sections of the board.
Then comes the Scoring phase, each of the 9 areas are scored by determining the first and second Players. The first Player in each area receives 2 points. If the area has a fountain, the first and second players receive an additional point. If the area has a temple, all of the points received are doubled.
The final phase is the End phase. Each player draws 6 cards, one at a time, from the face up stacks of building, roof, and permit cards. If an area has an amphitheater, the first player may draw 2 extra cards and the second player may draw one extra.
The player with the most points at the end of 4 rounds wins the game.
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