Additional Rules from the Rulebook
This is both an Action card and a Victory card. When you play it, you choose either to draw 3 cards or to get 2 more Actions to use; you cannot mix and match. At the end of the game, this is worth 2 VP. During set-up, place 12 Nobles in the Supply for a 3- or 4-player game and 8 in the Supply for a 2-player game.
The Secret History of Nobles
In an article on Board Game Geek, Donald X. Vaccarino commented on the development of Nobles:
- One of the oldest cards in the set. Originally it was "+2 actions or +2 cards." It just didn't get any love when Harem was out. I tried "+3 actions or +3 cards" and it stayed like that for a long time. It was clearly too good though - now Harem was getting left out. You can see how it ended up. +3 Actions seems worth putting on a card someday, but it's much more interesting on a card that you buy specifically to get lots of Actions, rather than on a card that's just gravy eight ways from Sunday.