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The New Society adds 36 cards with purple dots to distinguish them and the parts to allow 5 players to play. In addition, the game adds several cards and provides other cards to replace those in the original game. The Banquet adds 12 cards with gold dots to distinguish them. The deck includes 3 "normal" cards and 9 cards that offer special abilities very different from those of workers, buildings, and aristocrats. Each expansion must be played with the basic game. Players may also play both expansions together with the basic game. Of course, creative players may choose to use some, but not all of each to make their own game and play
On May 16, 1703, Czar Peter the Great lays the foundation for the first building in St. Petersburg. Quickly, impressive buildings are erected that are ever more grand and beautiful. Such buildings bring glory to the aristocracy and victory points to the players. But you need traders to bring the rubles necessary for all this magnificence, otherwise, the buildings are empty and bare. The competition never sleeps and may grab needed cards right from under your nose. This game is for 2 to 4 players and takes about 45 minutes to play.