A player can have one or two encounters during his or her turn. An encounter consists of the following phases:

  1. Regroup
  2. Destiny
  3. Launch
  4. Alliance
  5. Planning
  6. Reveal
  7. Resolution

If the player's first encounter is successful (by winning on an attack or successfully making a deal), that player may have a second counter if he or she has at least one encounter card.

Phases of an encounter
Mayfair AnyPhase(Mayfair)GameSetup(Mayfair) Regroup(Mayfair)Destiny(Mayfair)Launch(Mayfair)Invitations(Mayfair)Alliance(Mayfair)Planning(Mayfair)Reveal(Mayfair)Discard(Mayfair)NextTurn(Mayfair)
CEO Any Phase Start TurnRegroupDestinyLaunchAlliancePlanningRevealResolution
FFG AnyPhase(FFG)(off)GameSetup(FFG)(off) StartTurn(FFG)(off)Regroup(FFG)(off)Destiny(FFG)(off)Launch(FFG)(off)Alliance(FFG)(off)Planning(FFG)(off)Reveal(FFG)(off)Resolution(FFG)(off)