Coup is a strategic bluffing game set in an Italian city-state. Players, as heads of rival families, seek to outmaneuver and eliminate others to be the last one standing. Influence is key, represented by face-down character cards, each offering unique powers.

Gameplay Overview

  • Character Cards: Five types with distinct powers - Duke, Assassin, Contessa, Captain, and Ambassador.
  • Actions: Take character-specific actions or general actions (Income, Foreign Aid, Coup) on your turn.
  • Bluffing and Challenges: Bluff about your character's identity; challenges can lead to losing influence.
  • Currency: Use coins for actions like assassination or coups.
  • Losing Influence: If challenged successfully or targeted by a coup, lose influence. Lose both influences, and you're out.
  • Inquisitor Character: An optional character offering new strategic options.
  • Game End: The last player with influence wins.


Coup is an engaging game of deceit, strategy, and power dynamics. Perfect for those who enjoy bluffing and psychological mind games, it requires players to read opponents and make bold moves. With its mix of strategy and unpredictability, Coup promises a thrilling experience in every round.

Nominated for 2 awards.

  • 2 - 6 Players
  • 15 Minutes
  • 13+ years old
  • Immediately playable

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Coup

  • YouTube Review for the game "Coup" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

We like Coup so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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