Just think how much has changed since 2000. It's hard to think that we're even in the same world. Well, that was when Citadels first hit shelves. And Z-Man Games feels it's time to bring it around again with a new, updated, and revised version in a more compact form.
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Originally released in 2000, Citadels pitted players against one another as they competed for the coveted title of Master Builder by using the local citizens to acquire gold and build districts to complete their city. A deluxe edition with new art and brand new content put the game into a much larger box. Now, this Citadels Revised Edition repackages the deluxe edition of the beloved game into a more streamlined and portable package. The box is small, and previous tarot-sized cards resized to standard to make this edition far easier to carry from place to place. Additionally, the punch-out pieces have been replaced with mini-cards, ensuring an easier, more efficient storage and setup. It’s not all cards though—the plastic gold pieces continue to shine in this edition, along with the 3D plastic crown to pass between players. All of these changes are reflected in an affordable price tag.