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Board Game Collection: Love Letter

A guide to information about the University of Idaho's board game collection and the the games that are a part of it

Love Letter

Love Letter box cover artLove Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire!

chart indicating Love Letter requires 2-4 players, takes 20 minutes to play, features Renaissance, card, bluffing, and deduction themes, and offers hand management and player elimination mechanics


How to play Video

Rules of play PDF