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Lords and Ladies is a card game where the goal is to build a powerful aristocratic family and while crushing rivals with gossip and betrayal.

In Lords and Ladies, you control a turn-of-the-20th-century noble family and their servants. The game was created by a brother and sister team, Jason and Jen Corace. Inspired by their love of period dramas like Upstairs Downstairs and of course Downton Abbey, the duo decided that instead of just watching the drama unfold, they wanted to create a game where player’s could experience and make the drama themselves.

The goal of the game is to raise your family’s status through careful marriages, hiring servants and having children all the while destroying rival families through gossip, backstabbing and using your superior wit. The first player to end a round with 18 status points wins the game.

The Foreign Affairs Expansion pack is included in the game. The expansion consists of 8 suitor cards with new powers to add variety and international intrigue to your game! The cards feature original pieces from many talented artists, including Carson Ellis, Eleanor Davis, Evah Fan, Marci Washington, Alec Thibodeau.

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The game had a successful Kickstarter, and you can also preorder a copy here. They're finalizing the player tokens and hope to start shipping in August:

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This video shows a sample playthrough of the game:

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