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2009
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2
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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14 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Richard III: The Wars of the Roses
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Richard III: The Wars of the Roses (formerly known simply as Wars of the Roses) is an epic two-player game concerning the long and bloody dynastic struggle between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England. The game depicts both the vicious military campaigns and the rich political struggles that surrounded the late rule of the mad-king Henry VI, the Yorkist usurper Edward IV, the bloody rule of Richard III, and the early years of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. Also strutting across the game's stage and toward the throne is Richard of York, the patriarch of the house of Plantagenet; Richard Neville, the notorious "Kingmaker"; the iron-queen of Lancaster, Margaret of Anjou, and the would-be Lancastrian king Edward, the Prince of Wales.

The game system employed in Richard III takes off where the award-winning Hammer of the Scots left off with innovative new rules to reflect the Wars of the Roses.

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Richard III: The Wars of the Roses
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English first edition
Publisher: Columbia Games
Artist: Tom Dalgliesh, Mark Mahaffey, Leona Preston
Year: 2009
Product Code: 3171
Size: 12.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
2.00 pounds
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0 Visual Guide to Block Information
Visual guide to block information.
English
2015-08-13
0 Minimalist Playing Mats
Playing mats in a minimalist, utilitarian 'need-to-know' style for both players (i.e. block recruitment pool, blocks knocked out, blocks killed) and the game engine (i.e. campaign counter, used cards pile, deck).
English
2015-08-13
5 Comprehensive Sequence of Play
Comprehensive sequence of play.
English
2015-08-10
1 German Player Aid Part 1/ Spielhilfe Deutsch Teil 1
Der 2. Teil der Richard III War of the Roses Spielhilfe zeigt, wie Schlachten geschlagen werden. Er dient als Ergänzung zu Teil 1.
German
2015-02-02
0 Tuckbox for Mayday sleeved cards
Tuckbox for Mayday sleeved cards
English
2014-12-09
5 Richard II
An alternate history scenario for Richard III based (loosely) on the usurpation of Richard II.
English
2013-10-08
5 Richard III_Regolamento in Italiano
Traduzione in Italiano del gioco Richard III. La traduzione è stata ADATTATA e ILLUSTRATA da Stec74 inserendo degli interessanti spunti storici sul tema del gioco: La Guerra delle due Rose.
Italian
2012-01-11
7 Historical Rules
Just some rules I made to increase the historical feel. The game is fine as is.
English
2012-01-09
15 Richard III Visual Deployment Aid
This aid provides a visual representation (map) of each game block’s initial deployment (version 1.0)
English
2011-12-03
12 Richard III Player Pads
This file (version 1.0) contains White Rose and Red Rose player pads; The pads help players organize and distinguish between "pool" blocks, "dead" blocks, "Enemy Nobles" blocks, and "Heir blocks.
English
2011-11-18
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Board Game Rank: 774
War Game Rank: 84
Num Ratings: 687
Average Rating: 7.49
Standard Deviation: 1.31
Num Views: 213565
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Users Owning: 1185
Users Wanting: 156
Users Trading: 43 [find trade matches]
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11. How Well Does Richard III: The Wars of the Roses Recreate Dynastic Struggles Of The 15th Century?
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2011-06-29
10. How Historically Accurate Is Richard III: The Wars of the Roses?
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