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2005
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12 and up
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180 minutes
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Crusader Rex
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Crusader Rex is a block game of the 3rd Crusade. One player plays the Christian Franks, the other, the Muslim Saracens. The objective of the game is to control important Victory Cities such as Jerusalem, Acre, Damascus, and Antioch.

The board depicts the Middle East from Antioch in the north to Egypt in the south, creating an engaging and elegant experience. You find yourself immersed in the theme and historical flavor that Crusader Rex has to offer. The Franks looking to take back the Holy Land, can they hold out until the powerful crusaders arrive, such historical figures as the ruthless Richard the Lionheart, Philip II of France, or even the 67 year old Frederick I red beard of Germania? As Saladin, who was the epitome of a chivalrous warrior, can you repeat history and retain the Holy Land for the Saracens?

Crusader Rex plays a bit like other Columbia block war games but has many variants that give it it's own historical flavor, such as siege warfare, knight charges, harrying, muster moves, freedom in set up, and more!

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Components (2005):

  • Full Color map of 12th century Palestine
  • 63 Wooden Blocks
  • 25 Event Cards
  • Game Rules
  • 4 6-sided Dice


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Crusader Rex
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Second Edition
Publisher: Columbia Games
Artist: Karim Chakroun, Chris Collingwood
Year: 2011
Size: 11.97 x 8.98 x 2.00 inches
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Crusader Rex
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Publisher: Columbia Games
Artist: Chris Collingwood, Tom Dalgliesh, Martin Scott
Year: 2005
Product Code: 3226
Size: 12.20 x 8.95 x 1.85 inches
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5 Crusader Rex Battle & Siege Board
Standard Battle Board for use with Crusader Rex version 2.0 from Columbia Games. In addition to a battle board section, the file also contains a side Siege Board with "paths" between the battle section and the siege section. The file also contains often used rule "reminders" for battles and sieges.
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2015-03-18
12 Crusader Rex guide (2.0 rules) - 3 pages
Corrected a typo.
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2014-05-10
5 Crusader Rex 2.0 Saracen Blocks Manifest with Special Rules
A breakdown of the Saracen blocks by Emirs and Nomads. It notes the special abilities of the Nomads who can Harry as well as which blocks are irreplaceable. This is more of an aid for someone who's not familiar with the game.
English
2012-01-19
4 Crusader Rex 2.0 Frank Blocks Manifest with Special Rules
A breakdown of the Frank blocks by Crusaders, Turcopoles, Pilgrims, Outremers and the 2 Military Orders. It notes the special abilities of the Turcopoles and the B Class blocks as well as which blocks are irreplaceable. This is more of an aid for someone who's not familiar with the game.
English
2012-01-11
6 Alternate Ruleset to CRex 1st edition
An alternate ruleset for Crusader Rex with some different ground rules, like: * Drastically altered victory conditions which forces the Saracen player into action * Returning Order blocks * Altered siege rules, and some optional rules to make them even harder * Penalty for attacking with more blocks then the Command Rating * Disrupting Command Range for pinned and besieged leaders * Removed concept of withdraw
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2011-12-03
2 Cards to CR 2.0 (in Polish)
My version of cards to Crusader Rex - main graphic design by costi. Compatible with CR 2.0. All texts on cards are in Polish.
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2011-10-18
10 Stickers to CR 2.0 (postures of knights and warriors)
My own version of stickers to Crusader Rex - I prefer knights postures instead of simple shields on the blocks. Compatible with CR 2.0. Some texts on stickers are in Polish.
English
2011-10-18
11 Crusader Rex (v2.0) Combat Procedures
Step-by-step combat procedures for Crusader Rex version 2.0.
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2011-10-17
5 Deus Vult! (Part 3 of 3) Final additional historical units - Enter the Leper Knights
Final? historical unit variants, Leper Knights of St Lazarus and Saracen siege engineer Harrafish(ah).
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2011-01-19
4 Assemble the Army! (Part 2 of 3) Additional historical units - Slingers, Sudanese & more
Part 2 historical units to add to the original game to complement the earlier submission of Cilicians etc. I originally toyed with the idea of introducing the Slingers and Ahdath through an event card but lack the skill to design the card. I may revisit this option another time along with possibly a Children's Crusade black block
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2010-12-06
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