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Objective:Welcome to the Persona 5 Board Game!

The Persona 5 Board Game is a 30 to 45 minute solitaire style puzzle adventure for 1 player solo or 2 player co-operative play.

Each player selects a Phantom Thief of Hearts to play as, and within 4 weeks of time, must defeat a corrupt adult by sweeping his palace of Shadows and stealing their heart!

On each day, players must decide how to allocate their time, between visiting locations to get more resources, going to school to increase their social stats, exploring to find new locations, recruiting confidants to their aid, and of course, infiltrating the palace and defeating it's shadows.

How you maximize your time is key. Can you defeat the corrupt adult and steal his heart in time?
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The incredible cover art was drawn by MangAsep / SthreeP
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Set up:
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Step 1.)Place the 3 stacks of resources (HP, SP, Bullet), and Cash Tokens on the table
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Step 2.)Lay down the 5 Starting Locations (Home, School, Sales Clerk, Weapons Shop, Clinic)
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Step 3.)Select a Character for each player to play, set it in front of you
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Place the dice on top of the social stat spaces starting with the same value as displayed in the space
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Step 3.1)If you have passives that give you additional resources, take them now (Ex: Haru's Fully Loaded)
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Step 3.2)Return unused character sheets and confidant cards to the box.
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Ex. One player game with Ryuji, remove all other player sheets and Ryuji's Confidant card from play.
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If no one is playing Joker, also remove Igor and Caroline & Justine confidant cards from play.
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Step 4.)Reveal 5 random Confidants, placing 1 below each location
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Step 5.)Select a Palace to Attempt, and place it in the middle of the table
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Place the Reference board ON TOP of the Palace board, covering the bottom half, only revealing the 0% Alert effect
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As the Alert of the palace goes up, slide the reference card down to reveal the additional % Alert effects
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Step 7.)Reveal 2 random Shadows per player next to the Palace.
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Step 8.)ONLY IF SOLO, give yourself 1 of each resource (HP, SP, Bullet and Cash)
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Step 8.1.)In 2 player games, you start with NO resources.
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Step 9.)Place the Calendar Tracker down. Put a red damage cube on day 1 to act as the day tracker.
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NOTE: ONLY Joker uses the persona abilities of defeated shadows. (Only Joker starts with 5 random shadows.)
The other characters do not gain anything from defeated shadows. (They cannot give them to the Joker player after defeating them either)
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Optional Rule: You may treat Akechi the same as Joker (giving him 5 random starting shadows instead of using his pre-set list of skills in co-op mode.
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NOTE: In 2 player mode, players DO NOT SHARE resources OR their confidants. If one player recruits Futaba for example, only that player gains Futaba's confidant ability, not all players!
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