Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for 2-4 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire! A very good deduction game, one of our favourites, and a nice one to put in your pocket to play at the pub. This is the original version in the velour-style bag.
See it played on Tabletop here, along with Coup:
If you have an extra player, rather than have them sit out the whole game, use the rotating “keeper of the burn card” option. Play as normal, but as the dealer role passes round the table, the dealer does not participate but instead just keeps the discarded card each round, does not look at it, and observes the round. If the other players have not determined a round winner amongst themselves before the final play (i.e. after the card stack is emptied), the dealer introduces this card to the final compare, to see who wins the round. If he/she has been lucky enough to have been sitting on a high value card all the way through, which beats all other remaining cards, then this wins them a “lucky” token of affection from the Princess! For the others this adds some urgency to try and force other players out before the final reveal.