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Is Kingsburg fun to play?
Kingsburg

Players: 2 – 5 players | Game Duration 85 – 95 mins | Min. Age 13+ | Game complexity: LOW

Genre: City Building, Dice, Fantasy, Historical

Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Kingsburg about?

In Kingsburg, players are Lords sent from the King to administer frontier territories.

The game takes place over five years, a total of 20 turns. In every year, there are 3 production seasons for collecting resources, building structures, and training troops. Every fourth turn is the winter, in which all the players must fight an invading army. Each player must face the invaders, so this is not a cooperative game.

The resources to build structures and train troops are collected by influencing the advisers in the King’s Council. Players place their influence dice on members of the Council. The player with the lowest influence dice sum will be the first one to choose where to spend his/her influence; this acts as a way of balancing poor dice rolling. Even with a very unlucky roll, a clever player can still come out from the Council with a good number of resources and/or soldiers.

Each adviser on the King’s Council will award different resources or allocate soldiers, victory points, and other advantages to the player who was able to influence him/her for the current turn.

At the end of five years, the player who best developed his assigned territory and most pleased the King through the Council is the winner.

Many alternate strategies are possible to win: will you go for the military way, disregarding economic and prestige buildings, or will you aim to complete the big Cathedral to please the King? Will you use the Merchant’s Guild to gain more influence in the Council, or will you go for balanced development?

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How to Play Kingsburg and Review Videos

Awards Won by Kingsburg

2008 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection Winner
2008 Juego del Año Finalist
2008 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2008 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2008 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee
2007 Lucca Game Best of the Best
2007 Lucca Game Best Boardgame

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