|Players:||3-5 (best with 4-5 players)|
|Play time:||45-60 minutes|
|Content:|| 1 board
16 tokens in each colour (Piper, Snake charmer, Elephant trainer, Fire eater)
5 short rules
|Game target:||To promote lots of
your own artists, which means to get lots of points.
|Rules:||Rules in English|
|Comments:||My edition is from 2001. The designer is Christiane Knepel. A later family adapted edition 2003 is called "Message to the Czar" in English and "Kurier des Zaren" in German.|
|Extract from the Essen game report 2002||
a snack dinner at the ferry we went up to the library to play some of our
new games. First out was “Muscat”, which was has a nice
mechanic like rock-paper-scissors, but instead it is
piper-snakecharmer-elephanttrainer-fireeater. Every player has 4 tokens of
each kind. Each turn you have 3 choices, but you may only execute one of
game ends when there are a certain number of tokens (depending of the
number of players) at the safe palace level. Then the palace and every
marketplace gives plus points and all streets give minus points. These are
of course more for higher levels.
it is more abstract than I had anticipated, it’s an interesting game. It
gets less rating by me for being so abstract.
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