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2010
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2 − 4
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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12 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York
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Rozenoorlog
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Two Lancastrians and two Yorkists draft cards that give them control of major towns, nobles, bishops and royal castles. Income generated by these enables them to raise armies and to bribe nobles, bishops and ship captains to change allegiance. Players then use secret planning and simultaneous deployment to gain control of the six areas in England and Wales and, hopefully, enough votes in parliament to crown their royal heir as king.

From the back of the box:

Journey back to England, 1450, just prior to the outbreak of the bitter civil war between the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York. Henry VI, a Lancastrian, was proving to be a weak ruler, so the wealthy and ambitious Richard, Duke of York, looked to put things right. The powerful noble families had to choose sides and over the next 40 years, kings, royal heirs, and great nobles were to die, in what was to become known as the Wars of the Roses. Players take on the role of Lancastrians and Yorkists, who must gather support from the major towns and powerful noble families and attempt to control the royal castles throughout the country. Ports, the shipping trade, and financial aid from the Church and France are also needed. As their faction grows in strength, players vie for the King’s favor and look to earn the prestigious titles of Captain of Calais, Archbishop of Canterbury, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Lord High Admiral and Constable of the Tower of London. Money means power, because loyalty can be bought, so players should be prepared for the inevitable treachery as nobles change allegiance at crucial times, affecting the balance of power. When Parliament is called, each region in England will support one or other of the two Royal Houses and the crown will go to the one with the greater power base. Nobles loyal to this House will be rewarded by a grateful King. Eventually, only one Royal House will boast the King, but the player who has gathered the most money and prestige will win, regardless of his allegiance.

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Contents:

  • 1 Game board
  • 4 large player screens
  • 4 planning charts
  • 54 cards
  • 225 tokens
  • 153 wooden pieces
  • rules

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Rozenoorlog
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Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Mike Jackson, Ben Nelson
Year: 2011
Product Code: 999-ROZ02
Size: 14.57 x 10.63 x 2.99 inches
7.70 pounds
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Release Date: May 2011
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Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Mike Jackson, Ben Nelson
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG7042
Size: 14.75 x 10.75 x 3.00 inches
8.40 pounds
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1 Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs York: riassunto di gioco in italiano
Traduzione in italiano del riassunto di gioco incluso nella scatola.
Italian
2014-02-16
7 Stands for Nobles and Ships
These are similar to those I created for Unhappy King Charles and Thirty Years War.
English
2011-08-23
7 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. See the Ikusa / Samurai Swords / Shogun game entry if you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made.
English
2011-07-07
21 Wars of The Roses: LvY Game Summary 4x6
A game summary, including scoring awards and bonuses, all on a 4x6 index card.
English
2011-05-26
0 简体中文规则书
一部好游戏,只是有一点复杂。 喜欢的朋友可以尝试一下。
Chinese
2010-04-29
14 Score sheet - War of the Roses (zman)
Here is a score sheet that can be used for the game. Enjoy :) Most of the sheet is self explanatory. I know the colors are not exact, so that I am working on. Look for ver1.3 soon. Feedback welcome
English
2010-03-09
1 Presence_markers
These arrows indicate "from & to" on the planing boards when considering the "must have a presence to attack" question for combat. Print. Cut out and mount one of the blocks of 24 arrows. For nicer tiles cut out the 2nd block, and mount it to the reverse side. Then cut out each individual arrow.
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2010-03-01
23 WotR Turn Summary
version 3 correct rules regarding card draws.
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