During the late middle ages, the French city of Troyes was a center of Western European conflict. It witnessed the marriage of a French queen to an English king, Joan of Arc's crusade to liberate France, the Black Death, the arrival of the Gypsies, the birth of Arthurian romance, and more - all before a tremendous fire destroyed the city and its ornate Cathedral, consigning the greatness of Troyes to history.
In Troyes (pronounced "twah"), players recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil. Players can also offer cash to their opponents' populace in order to get a little moonlighting out of them — anything for more fame!