In Carnavalo you are a carnival leader who tries to earn as many feathers as possible at the different party locations. To get the majority in one location, you play covered cards. Meanwhile, you have to dodge Prince Carnaval, who is doing his best to recruit people for his less popular procession. The seducing Miss Carnavalo and the strict Barricadol are the other characters who manipulate the parties in the city.
At the end of a round you gain feathers if you have the majority in one location and you lose them if you have the most people in the procession of Prince Carnaval. The player who bluffs and manipulates the best wins the game and will enjoy the carnival most.
Carnavalo is a tactical board game with no luck factors. The only unknown elements are the secret actions of the other players, creating chaotic and surprising situations.