You have been queuing for hours to pass the Queen's coffin to pay your respects. You have reached the entrance to Westminster Hall, when you see the two TV celebrities Holly and Phil ushered in front of you. All other thoughts leave you and your only aim is to get ahead of them in the queue.
The incident cards are shuffled and laid out in order face up at the beginning of the game and remain in that order for the rest of the game.
Holly and Phil start in position 10 in the queue. Players start at the entrance which is 10 places behind Holly and Phil. NPC queuers form the rest of the line and will be named by the GM.
Each turn you have the option of
(a) playing a number [i.e., positive integer limited to the number of players in the game]
(b) selecting one of the Incident Cards
The GM then adjudicates the Turn as follows:
a. The player selecting the lowest unique number (if any) jumps that many places ahead in the queue. So, if on space 20 and you play 5 as lowest unique number, you would move ahead of whoever is occupying space 15. Everyone behind space 15 moves back one space.
b. Any Incident Card is now adjudicated.
c. The player or NPC now in position 1 (at the head of the queue) pays their respects and quietly leaves the building. All other players and NPCs then also automatically move up one place each.
Example Showing Place Changes:
If Dave advances one space...
Only one card can be used each turn, if players opt for two different cards, only the lowest number card will be processed. Once a card has been played it is removed from the game. Two or more players may select the same card.
The winner will be the first player to pay their respects at position 1 in the queue. If Phil and Holly get there first, they win.https://variablepig.org