To reserve a Development Card, a player simply needs to:
- take a face-up Development from the middle of the table to their hand or
- if you’re feeling lucky, draw the first card from one of the three decks (level O;OO;OOO) without showing it to the other players.
After either of the actions are taken, take 1 gold token (if available).
The reserved cards are kept in hand and cannot be discarded. Players may not have more than three reserved cards in hand, and the only way to get rid of a card is to buy it .
Reserving a card is the only way to get a gold token (joker). If there is no gold left, you can still reserve a card, but you won’t get any gold.