The King is Dead

The King is Dead : Struggles for Power in King Arthur's Court

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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.
Contents: Map of Britain, 40 Cards, 63 Wooden Pieces, 32 Counters, Cloth Draw Bag, Rule Booklet, Mordred Expansion
2-4 Players
Playing time: 30-45 minutes
Ages: 12+
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Product details

  • Game
  • 216 x 279 x 50mm | 627g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 23 b/w
  • 1472813936
  • 9781472813930
  • 158,822

Table of contents

A4 book style box A3 game board 36 Cards Rule Sheet 1 page of counters Wooden faction markers
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"If you like area control and high strategy, The King is Dead is a must play." - Rob Fenimore, Geek Girl Authority
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About Peer Sylvester

Peer Sylvester started his career in boardgaming quite early, because his dad needed an opponent in chess. In third grade he wanted to become a professional chess player. Instead he turned out to become a teacher for math and chemistry. He designs boardgames in his spare time and also writes about games on his blog.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles.
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