Middle Kingdom (2008)

Average Rating: 6.05/10
Board Game Rank: 3693
Strategy Game Rank: 1134
Family Game Rank: 906
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Year Published
2008
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(9 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
40 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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A fast card game where players blind bid for dynasty cards such as warriors, nobles, bureaucrats, peasants, and merchants. You must balance your claims to score well at the end. There are special cards gotten from having the most in a category that give you a bonus, often affecting the bidding process. For example, the Palace lets you see all bids before placing yours and the Heir lets you claim an unclaimed dynasty card.

From back of the box:

Following the collapse of the Han Dynasty, warlords backed rival claimants to the Chinese Throne, while others sought influence among the merchants, nobles, farmers, and bureaucrats.

Each round, players play Bid Cards to claim Dynasty Cards and take control of the Emperor, Heir, Palace, Market, and Harvest. However, the heavens in the guise of a Celestial Dragon, can disrupt the best laid plans. The game ends as the Emperor dies and whoever gains the most influence will ascen the throne.

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Z-Man English edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Oliver Castañeda, Paul Gerardi
Year: 2008
Product Code: ZMG4046
Size: 6.75 x 5.00 x 1.50 inches
0.69 pounds
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0 Résumé du tour
These are 5 french players' summaries of the game; print and cut, then fold in 2 to put them in the box.
French
2012-02-04
0 Middle Kingdom_unofficial french translation
Unofficial french translation of Middle Kingdom
French
2012-02-04
4 Middle Kingdom Goal cards v 0.5
Rough, low-res, but much more readable versions of the Goal Cards for Middle Kingdom.
English
2010-05-31
1 Middle Kingdom - deutsche Regel
Habe mal die Spielregel ins deutsche übersetzt.
German
2009-09-05
9 Consolidated FAQ 24 Dec 2008 (presents wrapped, everybody asleep - I did some geek stuff!)
For a neat and simple game MK seems to have raised a number oif rules queries. I've consolidated the main ones asked to date on BGG to help when teaching the game.
2008-12-24
9 Middle Kingdom Round Summary
Player aid to summarize the sequence of actions in a round.
2008-12-21
2 Middle Kingdom Tuckboxes
This file contains two tuckboxes, one for each half of the deck, so that you can keep your cards tucked together and still use the insert that comes with the game. These tuckboxes are for unsleeved cards, and are snug. They were designed using the images available here on BGG, and with the help of cpforbes' tuckbox generator at http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi.
2008-11-03
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 3693
Strategy Game Rank: 1134
Family Game Rank: 906
Num Ratings: 347
Average Rating: 6.05
Standard Deviation: 1.27
Num Views: 45381
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.1
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 158
Users Owning: 679
Users Wanting: 8
Users Trading: 94 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 689
Plays This Month: 4
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