Cunning Scrooge’s deck is not very different from a regular card deck. It has four suits: Harat, Nameless God, Plague God, and Exiles. The cards are ranked from ace to king. The suit matters for only two of the hands: Order and Empire, as they require cards of the same suit.
Nobility can only start with an ace or a card with a value from 2 to 10.
Successful combinations, ranging from the lowest- to the highest-ranked:
Toll Collector— five cards of different value and of different suits.
Town Watch— two cards of the same value.
Militia— two cards of one value and two cards of another value.
Clergy— three cards of the same value.
Nobility— five cards in ascending order.
Order— five cards of the same suit.
Inquisition— two cards of one value and three cards of another value.
Royal Guard— four cards of the same value.
Empire— five consecutive cards of the same suit.