You have come to Nottingham with your Goods on market day, and the only thing standing between you and your hard-earned profits is the Sheriff. All you need to do is bluff or bribe your way past him. ..or maybe, tell the truth!
In Sheriff of Nottingham, you are a merchant trying to deliver your Goods to market. Players take turns assuming the role of Sheriff, who must decide which merchants’ bags to inspect and which to let by.
As a merchant, your goal is to convince the Sheriff to let you in - by any means necessary! At the end of the game, the merchant with the most wealth wins!
Players take turns assuming the role of Sheriff throughout the game. When you are the Sheriff, you can inspect any number of merchant bags, or even decide not to inspect any bags!
Will you be a sly cheese merchant? Perhaps the luxurious silk dealer? The choice is yours!
Apples, Bread, Cheese, and Chickens all sell fairly well in Nottingham, but being taxed as much as we are, it's impossible for a merchant to make a living anymore on these goods alone!
Silk, Pepper, Mead, and Crossbows the best goods for honest merchants to sell in Nottingham. Yet, Prince John has proclaimed such goods are "contraband" and has the Sheriff of Nottingham confiscating any of these goods he finds!
After deciding upon the goods that you would like to take to market, place them into your bag, and snap it closed. Next, you will declare what is in your bag to the Sheriff!
Will you be honest and straightforward in your dealings with the Sheriff, or will you use your wits to bluff your way to victory?