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Kingsburg (2007)

Average Rating: 7.26/10
Board Game Rank: 198
Strategy Game Rank: 140
Family Game Rank: 28
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Kingsburg Serving the Crown

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Publisher
Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(235 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(61 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(78 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Kingsburg
Alternate Names
Königsburg
Кингсбург
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In Kingsburg, players are Lords sent from the King to administer frontier territories.

The game takes place over five years, a total of 20 turns. In every year, there are 3 production seasons for collecting resources, building structures, and training troops. Every fourth turn is the winter, in which all the players must fight an invading army. Each player must face the invaders, so this is not a cooperative game.

The resources to build structures and train troops are collected by influencing the advisers in the King's Council. Players place their influence dice on members of the Council. The player with the lowest influence dice sum will be the first one to choose where to spend his/her influence; this acts as a way of balancing poor dice rolling. Even with a very unlucky roll, a clever player can still come out from the Council with a good number of resources and/or soldiers.

Each adviser on the King's Council will award different resources or allocate soldiers, victory points, and other advantages to the player who was able to influence him/her for the current turn.

At the end of five years, the player who best developed his assigned territory and most pleased the King through the Council is the winner.

Many alternate strategies are possible to win: will you go for the military way, disregarding economic and prestige buildings, or will you aim to complete the big Cathedral to please the King? Will you use the Merchant's Guild to gain more influence in the Council, or will you go for balanced development?

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ERRATA CORRIGE
A sentence is erroneously missing from the rulebook: "Only one [+2] token can be used per season by each player (to influence Advisors)."

Source: Andrea Chiarvesio and Luca Iennaco (the designers).

The US reprint released in Oct. 2008, published by Fantasy Flight Games and Stratelibri corrects this omission.

Source: Page 3 of the rulebook.

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Game Contents

  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Province Sheets
  • 21 Six-Sided Dice (6x white and 3 ea. of 5 colors)
  • 15 Wooden Disc Tokens (3 ea. of 5 colors)
  • 60 Goods Cubes (25x gold, 20x wood, 15x stone)
  • 85 Building Tokens (17 ea. of 5 colors)
  • 20 "+2" Tokens
  • 1 King's Envoy Marker
  • 1 Season Marker
  • 1 Year Marker
  • 25 Enemies Cards
  • Rulebook

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Kingsburg
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French second edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Mad4GameStyle
Year: 2012
Product Code: UBIKB01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.54 pounds
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Mad4GameStyle
Year: 2009
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.87 pounds
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Italian edition
Publisher: Stratelibri
Artist: Mad4GameStyle
Year: 2009
Product Code: SL0020
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.87 pounds
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Fantasy Flight English Edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Mad4GameStyle
Year: 2008
Product Code: KB01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.92 pounds
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German first edition
Publisher: Truant Spiele
Artist: Mad4GameStyle
Year: 2007
Product Code: 5801
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.87 pounds
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3 Kingsburg - Player Aid/Rules Reference
This is a 1-pg PDF rules reference/player aid for Kingsburg
English
2015-04-20
2 Advisors List Enlarged (For Visually Impaired)
Advisors List Enlarged Version 1.0 This is a simple printout I made for my wife who is visually impaired. Because not all visual impairments are the same, you may need to make changes to the file to meet your specific needs. Font size is 24, which is just right for my wife, but can be easily changed if you need it larger (or smaller, if you wanted). The page is intentionally minimalistic to make the information stand out and be very readable, and is only two pages so that it can be printed on the front and back of standard 8.5"x11" paper or card stock.
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2014-11-30
4 Kingsburg reference card
Kingsburg base game in English I had a hard time keeping track of all the tiebreakers, so I put this together. One of many to choose from, it looks like.
English
2014-11-02
1 Kingsburg player board in Bulgarian - На Български
I did this for my girlfriend and although a bit, amateurish made I decide to share it.
Bulgarian
2014-04-03
10 Cheat Sheet
Quick and dirty printer friendly cheat sheet for Kingsburg including To Forge a Realm expansion. Covers all phases and steps within. 1 x A4 black and white. Correction v1.1: Fixed an error with a tie in Phase 1. Fixed timing order of revealing Soldier Tokens in Phase 8. Made the layout a bit easier to read.
English
2014-03-23
1 New Kingsburg building map - Left side
This is a new Kingsburg building map (part 1) that I made. With these, there are several avenues to victory. Play testing was done using the soldier coins (as opposed to the dice to fight the monster).
English
2014-02-17
4 Helper Card for Kingsburg
An A5 helper sheet, now with Picon's suggestion of the VP gain with highest winning military.
English
2013-12-07
7 Game Teach Steps
Graphic Version. 1.2 For those who enjoy print it and keep togheter with the game, what I belive most of us do. Check this version.
English
2013-11-17
1 Strategie complesse per Kingsburg
Impaginazione e link aggiuntivi da UtterMarcus. Propongo il testo tradotto da ilsa magazine del famoso post Complex strategies for Kingsburg: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/285713/complex-strategies-for-kingsburg/page/3 in una forma + leggibile.
Italian
2013-09-11
0 Kingsburg - Croatian rules - hrvatska pravila
I have translated rules to Croatian and created this PDF. Preveo sam pravila igre, dodatna 4 scenarija i igraću ploču na hrvatski. Ako uočite kakve pogreške ili nejasnoće, javite da ih ispravim.
Croatian
2013-04-11
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 198
Strategy Game Rank: 140
Family Game Rank: 28
Num Ratings: 12228
Average Rating: 7.26
Standard Deviation: 1.20
Num Views: 601325
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Users Owning: 11545
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Users Trading: 171 [find trade matches]
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