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Avid collectors in the once dignified London "Antique Club" have entered into an unusual wager. Its goal is to show the largest and most valuable collection at each of several castles. The objects in the collections are as vulgar as the bet: pipes, chamber pots, masks, celebrity souvenirs, toys, and old advertising placards.
The lords, in taking on their rolls in the game, can take either of two different actions. In the auction house they can look for opportunities to expand their collection. In the castle they can gain points by displaying their collection. Since they adhere to the motto "The end justifies the means" they can also let loose a thief, or attempt to catch competing thieves with their detective and put them in jail.
The crux of this game is that every player is involved at every time. What will make the difference is that you are in the right place at the right time, in order to take the best action available. You will need light fingers, understanding of your fellow players, a dose of bluffing, as well as a little bit of luck.