News for September 2011
Build Your Domain 13
Announcing Kingdoms, an upcoming board game of realms and riches
Kingdoms | Published 19 September 2011

In an age of fantastic creatures and noble knights, rival lords attempt to seize power and claiming dominion over the land. The most effective tool in their defense is the castle, a fortified seat of power from which a king can rule the surrounding territories. But the world is vast, and one castle is not enough. Any lord hoping to spread his influence over the whole of the realm must judiciously build these massive fortresses where they can best oversee the populace, profiting from their fealty. Can you lead your kingdom to wealth and glory?

 

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Reiner Knizia’s Kingdoms, a board game in which two to four players struggle for control of a vast medieval empire! First published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2002, Kingdoms has been updated in this comprehensive new version to feature detailed plastic castles, a streamlined ruleset, and other welcome game enhancements.

Your empire rises

In Kingdoms, players assume the roles of rival kings trying to increase their wealth by establishing castles across the land. By building castles in the richest regions, you stand to reap the most rewards. But build carefully! The most sought after regions may be infested with dragons, trolls, or other hazards that seek to rob your kingdom of its riches. This engaging board game of wealth and expansion offers a rapid and strategic contest of wits in which players attempt to outthink and outmaneuver each other, all while ensuring the best positions for themselves.

Will you rise above your rivals to earn dominance over the realm? Visit our detailed description page for an overview of play, and look for Reiner Knizia’s Kingdoms on store shelves late in the fourth quarter of 2011!

Designed by Reiner Knizia, Kingdoms is a fast-paced, strategic board game in which two to four players assume the roles of rival kings trying to increase their wealth by establishing castles across the land. By building castles in the richest regions, you stand to reap the most rewards. But build carefully! The most sought after regions may be infested with dragons, trolls, or other hazards that seek to rob your kingdom of its riches.

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Oldster
Published: 10/11/2011 3:37:18 PM
#13

What is suggested age of this game? In description we can see "14+" but BGG shows "8+".

alansa
Published: 9/21/2011 5:05:55 AM
#12

This looks like a lovely edition of the game.

I would suspect that FFG are dropping Beowulf the Movie for this.

BTM was lovely too (really lovely), if a little flawed And the theme with kingdoms works better with the mechanics than beowulf did.

Since I have beowulf I probably won't be getting this FFG seem to be taking this game in the right direction

mbelly
Published: 9/20/2011 2:46:13 PM
#11

@corkysru

no expansions :|

Grove12345
Published: 9/20/2011 2:41:56 PM
#10

@limiter

good point i did check out Beowulf the movie boardgame, and it seems exactly like this. Hopefully FFG is bringing something new this 3rd time around

 

corkysru
Published: 9/20/2011 1:21:17 PM
#9

@mbelly What is wrong with a silver line game?

Winter324
Published: 9/20/2011 12:37:42 PM
#8

... dang it.  Or I could do the sensible thing and check the catalog tab and see that is listed as a board game.  Never mind folks, nothing to see over here. 

Winter324
Published: 9/20/2011 12:36:12 PM
#7

@gdotbat

You'll find that the Silver Line game designation is not listed any more.  This might qualify as a standalone card game?  In any case, I am looking forward to it.  I've been interested in this for a while now.

mbelly
Published: 9/20/2011 12:36:10 PM
#6

Hope its not. Cant wait :D.

gdotbat
Published: 9/20/2011 9:04:55 AM
#5

Is this going to be a Silver Line game?

limiter3118
Published: 9/20/2011 7:22:37 AM
#4

I picked up a copy of Beowulf: The Movie board game a while ago on a whim (my understanding is that it was a reimplementation of Kingdoms), and it is a lot of fun.  THe strategy can get pretty deep, while the game remains simple to play. I really enjoyed it.

leser
Published: 9/20/2011 2:06:54 AM
#3

Great news! A Wizard tile will be included?

The Spaniard
Published: 9/19/2011 5:53:12 PM
FFG Staff
#2

 Through the Desert was re-released about a year ago and is currently available.

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