Have you ever found yourself longing to become one of robin hoods merry men, steeling from the rich while trying to smuggle goods into the kingdom for the poor peasants. Well maybe not however this game will for-fill that longing you never knew you had as you dive into the world of Nottingham.

Sheriff of Nottingham

Players: 3 – 5

Playtime: 60 –120 Min

Ages: 13 +

Sheriff of Nottingham is a bluffing game designed by Sérgio Halaban and André Zatz which was released in 2014.

Sheriff of Nottingham is a great game to play when you are out and about the size and playtime makes it great for camping trips and lunch breaks over waiting in long lines. (not that we do that very often)

In Sheriff of Nottingham Prince John is coming to Nottingham! Players, in the role of merchants, see this as an opportunity to make quick profits by selling goods in the bustling city during the Prince’s visit. However, players must first get their goods through the city gate, which is under the watch of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Should you play it safe with legal goods and make a profit, or risk it all by sneaking in illicit goods? Be mindful, though, as the Sheriff always has his eyes out for liars and tricksters and if he catches one, he very well may confiscate those goods for himself!

Players will not only be able to experience Nottingham as a merchant of the city, but each turn one player will step into the shoes of the Sheriff himself. Players declare goods they wish to bring into the city, goods that are secretly stored in their burlap sack. The Sheriff must then determine who gets into the city with their goods, who gets inspected, and who may have their goods confiscated!

Do you have what it takes to be seen as an honest merchant? Will you make a deal with the Sheriff to let you in? Or will you persuade the Sheriff to target another player while you quietly slip by the gate? Declare your goods, negotiate deals, and be on the lookout for the Sheriff of Nottingham!

Sheriff of Nottingham is a fantastic party game that will have you all laughing and second guessing all of your friends and family  Do yourself a favour and grab a copy of this game now.

Rating: 8/10


  • Good quality components with fabric bags  
  • Great party game for social gatherings  


  • May cause some distrust among friends (seriously this has happened to us)

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