Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham

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In Nottingham life is all about quick profit and doubling your income. Become merchant and try to build your wealth by selling and smuggling goods in the city ruled by corrupt Sheriff.


Before the game, players can choose which merchant they will be playing by picking merchant card.

After distributing money, the role of the Sheriff is appointed to the player with the most money at hand.

Every round Sheriff role is appointed to a different player. The game ends when every player was Sheriff 2 times (in 3 people game-3 times).

Players must be honest about how many goods they have in the bag. However, they can freely lie about the nature of said goods.

The Sheriff can inspect bags and confiscate goods. There is also a possibility that players will be successful in bribing Sheriff. It all depends on Sheriff good will.

After the end of the game, the player with the biggest amount of money is declared a winner.


Corruption and shadow dynamics.

Target group


Sheriff of Nottingham is good firsthand experience in rules of the market and risks of corruption and bribes

Can be used as a learning material for negotiations.

Players take on a role of authority and learn to make decisions that influence the position of other players.

Players learn the importance of bluffing in negotiations.

Players learn to choose between their own profit and honesty, honesty is not always the best choice especially when authorities are dishonest and corrupted.



The game costs between 30-50 $.

Number of players

2 - 10 players

Number of moderators

no moderator


30-60 minutes


Sheriff of Nottingham Game Kit


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