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The King is Dead

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The nation is divided. The Saxons are coming.

King Arthur is dead. Now, more than ever, Britain needs a ruler who can unite the kingdom, but who will take the crown? Players work behind the scenes, marshalling their limited resources to give power to competing factions and gain influence within their ranks. Players owe loyalty only to themselves, and are free to shift their allegiances as they see fit. Whoever has the most influence over the strongest faction will take the crown. But be careful - too much infighting will give the Saxons an opening and put the entire nation at risk.

The King is Dead is a board game of politics and power struggles in Arthurian Britain which works equally well with 2, 3 or 4 players.

With rules that can be learned in 10 minutes, this is a game of reading your opponent and holding your nerve, where competition for allegiance only increases your options.

Stake your claim to the throne and remember: it's not the power you wield that defines a great leader, it's how you use it.

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I Am What I Am
4 of 8 gamers found this helpful
“Good game, one for the long term planners”

Picked this game up on a whim and pleased did as it is a lot more complex that it appears and offers a lot of strategic play and resource planning and manoeuvring.

It is very much a game of long term plans and occasional risk taking through playing of cards to quickly alter others plans and possible change yours.

We found most games last 45min-1hr and it makes for good option during a games club session.

The basic premise is to finish with the most coloured blocks of your colour, and it is very much a long term strategy play style game.


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