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How to Play Love Letter in 3 Minutes – The Rules Girl

How to Play Love Letter in 3 Minutes – The Rules Girl


I’m the Rules Girl, and this is Love Letter,
a game of risk, deduction, and courtship for 2-4 players. In Love Letter, you play the role of a suitor
trying to get your love letter into the hands of the princess, while burning those of your
opponents. The goal of the game is win, and you win by
collecting enough tokens of affection! There are 16 cards in the deck, representing
the Princess and those close to her, each with special abilities that can help you survive
and eliminate other players. On your turn, all you have to do is play a
card. When your turn begins, you’ll already have
one card in your hand, and will draw another. Choose one of these cards to play, activating
its special ability. For example, playing the Guard lets you target
another player and announce the name of any other card. If that player has that card, that player’s
eliminated. Eliminated players put their hand face-up
in front of them, and are out until the next round. When your turn’s over, the player to your
left takes her turn, and so on, until only one player remains. That player earns a token of affection. If the deck is empty at the end of a player’s
turn, all remaining players show the one card remaining in their hand. The player with the highest number earns the
token. If there’s a tie, each tied player adds
up the numbers on their played and discarded cards, with the higher sum breaking the tie. The winner of the last round starts the next
one. Keep playing new rounds until one player has
earned enough tokens to win the game, and the heart of the princess. We already went over the guard, but here’s
the rest of the cards. The Priest lets you privately peek at another
player’s card. The Baron lets you choose another player to
secretly compare cards with. If one player has a lower value card, she’s
eliminated. The Handmaid provides immunity from other
players’ actions until your next turn. The Prince lets you target another player. That player discards their card and draws
a new one. The King lets you trade hands with another
player. The Countess does nothing, but you must play
her if you also have the King or Prince in your hand. And finally, if you play or discard the princess,
you’re instantly eliminated, so watch out for the Prince! Ready to play? Shuffle the cards together, and set aside
the top card without looking at it. In a 2-player game, take three more cards
and set them aside face-up. Now deal one card to each player. The player that’s most been recently been
on a date goes first. If you like Love Letter, you should try Coup,
a similar game with a greater emphasis on bluffing and deception. If you liked this video, consider subscribing
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Comments (18)

  1. Excellent video! Nice animations and narration.

  2. I can't wait for your channel to grow even larger and be a go-to location for myself and many other gamers for what will be a great resource for fast simple rule explanation with no frills. Your channel is awesome and I can't wait to see the library content it grows into !

  3. my version of love letter has you lose if you get the countess combined with any other card that combines to 11 or more

  4. I'm fairly certain that at the start of the game you put one card face down, instead of 3 cards face up.

  5. Easily one of my favorite new channels right now. Give a shout-out if you ever need help with proof reading rules.

  6. Excellent animation. Lovely music, nice contain. Microphone or voice could be higher/clearer. Keep the good work rules girl!

  7. Keep this up! Your videos are awesome!

  8. Also of note: If you have the Kanai factory edition the 7 is different: Instead of discarding it under certain circumstances, you are out of the round if your hand sums to 12 or more.

  9. In the newer (boxed) version, there is no tiebreaker: there's only one discard pile in the middle that everyone uses. However I like the old rule better, so I'm glad you explained that one.

  10. You sound like Jan Brady πŸ™‚

  11. Wait, if the you discard the Princess under the effect of the Prince you're out?

  12. I want your channel to explode, because it’s awesome and I want to see more games reviewed.

  13. I've played this many times before – it's a fun game and all, but what is the meaning behind the removing of the top card before the round starts?

  14. 1:30 bang haji rhoma?

  15. Straight to the point, easy to follow. Hope to see you continue someday πŸ™‚

  16. Why do you talk like that? Fucking annoying. Just fucking talk, quit putting on a stupid voice.

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