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Year Published
2010
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2 − 5
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12 and up
Playing Time
35 minutes
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10 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Lords of Scotland
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ロード・オブ・スコットランド
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Introduction

The throne lies empty and the clans are restless. As a lord of Scotland with land, men and money at your disposal, now is the time to lay your claim. But you are not alone. Your rivals have been waiting for just such an opportunity themselves and they are poised to act. With the clans of Scotland ready to follow the strongest leader, it is up to you to win the loyalty of the clans first. If you can demonstrate your prowess in battle to enough clans, then the rest will fall in line behind you. Do you have the audacity and cunning it takes to be crowned king?

How to Play

You acquire the support you need to win the game by winning skirmishes against your rivals. A skirmish is five consecutive rounds of play. During each round of a skirmish, you have the opportunity to either build up your army by playing cards from your hand or recruit clans to fight for you by drawing cards from the recruit pile. At the end of the five rounds, each lord gets to claim a supporter in order of highest strength army to lowest. Then you discard all the clans you mustered and begin a new skirmish. The game ends when one lord reaches forty or more points worth of supporters and claims the throne. If you hope to be the one to do so, you will need to know when to commit your forces to battle and when to regroup to fight another day.

Design Notes

Lords of Scotland borrows design elements of Three-Dragon Ante, Condottiere and Havoc: The Hundred Years War and sets the action in the interregnum period of Scottish history surrounding the wars for Scottish Independence. The gameplay is broken up into five round skirmish which are conducted in a turn based clockwise fashion. During each skirmish, the ability to activate more special card powers by going first is balanced by the knowledge of what strength card you need to play to win by going last. While throughout the game, there is a general pressure to use resources to make immediate attacks of opportunity balanced with the need to collect resources for long-term strategic advantage. Lords of Scotland scales well to the number of players with most victories being determined in the final skirmish.

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Publisher: Arclight
Artist: Chris Quilliams
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Publisher: Z-Man Games
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Publisher: Evertide Games, Z-Man Games
Artist: Gabrielle Levion
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG4072
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12 Lords of Scotland Tokens for copied end of skirmish powers
These tokens may be used to keep track of activated Clan Scott cards when copying end of skirmish powers. When printed on card stock and cut out they should fit in the box.
English
2012-04-03
4 Regeln von LORDS OF SCOTLAND auf Deutsch
Die kompletten Regeln des Spiels "Lords of Scotland" in einer freien Übersetzung von mir.
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2012-01-12
1 Referência Rápida dos Poderes (PT-BR)
Guia de referência rápida dos nove poderes, incluindo nome, clan, descrição e exemplo, em português do Brasil. Tudo em 1 página PDF.
Portuguese
2012-01-09
37 Lords of Scotland - Player Aid & Teaching Guide
Players aid & Teaching guide for Lords of Scotland - v5. A rules overview to serve as a memory jog & to assist with teaching the game to new players. Updated to clarify information concerning copying bloodline powers that are resolved at the end of a skirmish. Designed to be printed dual sided on A4 paper.
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2011-08-16
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