A plague struck Orleans (designed by Reiner Stockhausen). Protect your followers as much as you can…
Mon Dieu, quelle horreur! Now the inhabitants of Orléans have been hit hard; the plague has come upon them, bringing suffering and misery to the population. There are many dead to mourn, and even the plague doctor can only bring limited relief and hope to the long-suffering inhabitants. The clergy also has little to offer in the way of relief. And so, in the end, everyone is on their own and must try to protect their followers as best they can….
The expansion for up to 5 players requires the basic game Orléans. Right at the beginning, the conditions are made tougher by the “rat cards”. Sometimes there are fewer monks in the game, sometimes no gears may be placed on place cards or the building of trading stations must be paid for with an additional coin.
New events are now also linked to the “corpse tokens”, of which the players must place a certain number in their bag at the end of each round. These will then be randomly drawn from the bag at the beginning of the round and occupy valuable space on the marketplace, because they cannot be used for any action. To get rid of them for good, a player can fullfil indulgence cards through pilgrimage, donations or other conditions, which also bring victory points at the end of the game. Fortunately, each player has a “plague doctor”, a new figure that is available in (almost) every round and can be used universally.