Saturday, January 21, 2012

Game Profile: Kingdom Builder

Create your own kingdom.

Classification Family Strategy
Mechanics Modular Board, Route/Network Building
Publication Queen Games, 2011
Ages 8+
Time 45
Players 2 - 4

Kingdom Builder is from game designer Donald X. Vaccarino, the creator of Dominion.

This game features a colorful modular board, relatively easy game mechanics, and a Kingdom full of replay ability.  Four of the eight game board sections will be used each game.  Choose the ones you want or pick them randomly.  Each board section features a unique type of location hex tile and five types of terrain.  Each type of location hex tile grants a unique ability and is claimed by playing a settlement adjacent to it.  There are ten different Kingdom Builder cards. Three of these Kingdom Builder cards are selected randomly at the start of the game and will define the scoring mechanics for this particular game session.  Game play consists of playing a terrain card and placing three settlements on that type of terrain. These settlements must be place next to your existing settlements if possible, and should be in a manner that will allow you to take advantage of the scoring opportunities that are defined by the 3 Kingdom Builder cards.  If it's not possible to place next to existing settlements, then a new area of that type of terrain can be started.  The player who best manages the variable terrain, the variable location hex tiles, and the variable scoring mechanics will earn the most gold and victory.

We have an open copy of Kingdom Builder available in our Store Demo Library for you come in and try out.

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