F-side Games

Lords & Ladies - a card game

Lords and Ladies is a new card game for 2 to 5 players where you control a turn-of-the-20th-century noble family and their servants. The game is inspired by the authors' love of period dramas like Upstairs Downstairs and of course Downton Abbey.

Instead of just watching the drama unfold, they created a game where player’s could experience and make the drama themselves. 

The goal of Lords and Ladies is to gain status points for your family. The first player to end a round with 18 status points wins the game.

Over the course of the game you build generations of a family by marrying off lords and ladies to available suitors, hiring servants to give you additional status and powers, attempting to have children with your married lords and ladies and using gossip cards and servant powers to destroy your rival families' reputations.

Additionally, you can earn status through three special awards cards in the game:Legacy, Gossip Queen and Full Service.  These entail having the most number of generations in your family, spreading the most amount of gossip and hiring and maintaining the largest number of servants. 

The game contains: 

  • 32 Suitor cards
  • 26 Gossip cards
  • 33 Servant cards
  • 36 Birth cards
  • 3 Awards cards
  • 10 Starter cards
  • 1 Birth die
  • 1 Round marker
  • 1 Status board
  • 40 Gold Tokens
  • 30 Gossip tokens
  • 20 Status markers
  • 1 Dry erase marker
  • 5 pawns
  • Rulebook, and
  • 5 Help cards
This version of the game includes the 

Playing time: 60+ minutes

Number of players: 2 - 5

Ages: 10+

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