Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire!
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to take your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?
Will your love letter be enough to woo the Princess and capture her heart? Carefully use a cast of characters in the castle to carry your message of love to the Princess. Successfully carry your letter to her before your opponents catch you in order to obtain her affection and ultimately win her heart.
The person closest to the Princess will successfully carry your love letter to her. The Countess is the Princess’s friend and is her closest confidant. The King isn’t quite as close to his daughter, but she will still take a letter from him. The Prince is happy to play matchmaker for his sister. The Guard is loyal to the royal family and works to protect their best interest. Be careful as your letter makes its way to the Princess, the other players could catch you in the act, knocking you out of the round.
- Ages 10+
- 2-4 players
- 20 minutes playing time