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2013
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13 and up
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Levy. Maneuver. Conquer.

The Duke is a dynamic, tile-based strategy game with an old-world, feudal theme, high-quality wooden playing pieces, and an innovative game mechanism in its double-sided tiles. Each side represents a different posture – often considered to be defensive or offensive – and demonstrates exactly what the piece can do within the turn. At the end of a move (or after the use of a special ability), the tile is flipped to its other side, displaying a new offensive or defensive posture.

Each posture conveys different options for maneuver and attack. The full circle is a standard Move, the hollow circle the Jump, the arrow provides for the Slide, the star a special Strike ability and so on. Each turn a player may select any tile to maneuver, attempting to defend his own troops while positioning himself to capture his opponent's tiles. If you end your movement in a square occupied by an opponent's tile, you capture that tile. Capture your opponent's Duke to win!

Players start the game by placing their Duke in one of the two middle squares on their side of the game board. Two Footman are then placed next to the Duke. Each turn a player may choose to either move a single tile or randomly draw a new tile from the bag. With twelve different Troop Tiles, all double-sided, and sixteen total pieces for each player, the variety of game play is limitless.

Beyond the endless variety of the basic game, Terrain Tiles introduce a variety of game play options, altering the game board. These rules also include several alternate objectives, such as the challenging Dark Rider game which pits five Pikeman against a lone Knight.

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Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Artist: Matt Heerdt
Year: 2013
Product Code: CAT13000
Size: 9.62 x 7.00 x 2.38 inches
1.88 pounds
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Release Date: Jun 2013
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Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Artist: Matt Heerdt
Year: 2012
Size: 11.00 x 8.50 x 0.12 inches
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2 Unit subsets for playing with children
This is a spreadsheet describing how you can make the game more approachable to children (and perhaps intimidated adults) by starting with a subset of units, making the rules much easier (and the number of units smaller). Then complexity can be gradually increased by adding groups of units corresponding to new rules, until the full set is used. Even though the first group (move, jump, slide) contains only 7 unit types including the Duke and Footmen, my experience is that this is more than enough to play a full game.
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11 Duke reference sheets
Succinct reference sheets, sized after folded board, for units and rules in base game and expansions.
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2015-07-13
5 Tiles reference card
Reference card with basic tiles (taken from manual) for beginners.
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2015-07-02
11 The Duke Tile Builder (with color)
A colored version of Tile Builder...use PHOTOSHOP to complete all the works. Just simply click the thing you want to add.
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2014-03-29
46 Duke Rules Redux
Version 5 -Reorganized layout -Rewrote Defense -Added Shield and rules for tiles w/ 2 starting sides -Started rearranging terms -Introduced Noble concept (mine) to more easily refer to the "mantle of the duke" as well as to avoid writing the Duke/Jarl everywhere. *Missing rule coverage for shield icon on enemy!
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2013-12-10
56 The Duke : Print & Play
With this file, and the rules available for free at catalystgamelabs.com, players have everything they need to play a demo version of The Duke. Enjoy a first look at this exciting new game.
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