Designed by Bruno Faidutti and Michael Schacht 2002. English version published by Days of Wonder, and French version published by Asmodée. For 3-6 players.
A bidding game. Players try to outwit their opponents by using gold and magic coins to buy control of an everchanging cast of enchanted character cards. Those characters' powers collect valuable Dragonstones; lend their magical powers; help foil other players, and convert Dragonstones into victory.
For each character card, players choose the number of coins they want to bid by placing them in a closed fist. All players reveal their bets at the same time with the winner of the auction then gaining control of the card's powers. Depending on the card they may: win additional coins or Dragonstones; place spells on other players; or win scoring points.