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Kingdom of Solomon
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King Solomon presided over a golden age of peace and prosperity in ancient Israel. During this time Solomon instituted an unprecedented building program. As one of Solomon's chief governors, you must procure materials and oversee construction of buildings and roads across the land for the glory of Solomon. You will also help to construct the Temple, one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Kingdom of Solomon is a worker-placement game with a few new twists and turns. Do you claim a resource space, an action space or throw in all your remaining pawns to grab a powerful Bonus Space? Will you spend your resources to extend Solomon's kingdom, take some points in the Market or add to the Temple? These and many other choices await you in this highly interactive game.

You play Kingdom of Solomon in rounds of four phases. You start the round placing your pawns to get resources, take actions or get a bonus. In this placement phase players take turns, each placing one pawn at a time. After all pawns have been placed, players resolve what they get from placing their pawns. This is called the resolution phase, and each player, in turn, resolves the placement of all their pawns before the next player. Next the players can go to the Market to sell or buy resources. In this market phase, like the placement phase, players alternate taking turns, except that players take turns in reverse order. The last shall be first, and the first shall be last. Finally, you build in the building phase. Players, one at a time, can build a building, roads and add blocks to the Temple.

When you place pawns to take actions, you can get an additional resource for a resource space, trade one resource for another, steal a resource from an opponent, get victory points or draw Fortune cards. You can play Fortune cards at any time. Fortune cards provide resources, victory points or special actions. Bonuses your pawns can gain for you include one of every resource, three Fortune cards or victory points with a rearrangement of turn order so you become the new first player.

You use resources to build things. Each thing costs a specific set of resources. The buildings you build give you victory points and additional spots to place pawns for resources or actions. Roads link resource spaces into resource regions so you can get more resources per pawn placed in the resource region. Building Temple blocks give you either victory points or temple tokens that help you gain or keep the High Priest. The High Priest lets you take advantage of another player’s resource region and gives you victory points at the end of the game.

The game ends at the end the round when a player places all his building tokens on building sites, there is a building token on each of the building sites, or the Temple is complete. The player with the most victory points wins.

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Kingdom of Solomon
English first edition
Publisher: Minion Games
Artist: Clay Gardner, Ricky Hunter
Year: 2011
Product Code: MNI KOS 100
Size: 11.57 x 8.94 x 2.44 inches
1.54 pounds
Release Date: Jan 2012
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15 Kingdom of Solomon FAQ
A comprehensive collection of rules clarifications for Kingdom of Solomon The original rules of Kingdom of Solomon feature an economy of words that present the game in a very concise manner, making the game relatively easy to learn. But there were numerous instances of ambiguity or omission that needed clarification. This F.A.Q. should give you all the information you need to play the game correctly, and should serve as a useful starting point and resource for new players looking for answers to common questions about the rules. I have compiled this list of rules clarifications based on discussions and answers found in the forums, and have confirmed its accuracy with the benefit of input from both the designer and the publisher. As much as possible I've tried to use the terms used in...
7 KoS Player's Aids (Sheet of 8 cards), Version 1.0
A very simple tool for new/infrequent players which lists the 4 turn phases, as well as all the ways you can score points in the game. I do NOT recommend page scaling/fit to page printing options for this PDF file. It is a single page, color document. There are 8 cards in a sheet (for a 4-player game, so you can share with someone else perhaps), and they match the look and size of the other cards in the game.
4 KoS: Italian Rules - v2.0
Kingdom of Solomon rules translated into Italian. V2.0 with some minor edits. Includes a sheet with the Italian translations of all the cards. Translation by Alessandro Seren Rosso
0 Tłumaczenie kart i pól na planszy
Tłumaczenie Kart Fortuny, Pól Akcji na Kartach Budynków i wszystkich Pól Akcji na planszy.
3 Tłumaczenie instrukcji
Tłumaczenie pełnej wersji instrukcji.
4 ERulebook Kingdom of Solomon
Included in the zip archive is an EPUB and MOBI format of the Kingdom of Solomon rulebook, version 2. The images and layout were optimized for my Kobo, but should look okay for other readers. The Mobi was converted from the EPUB via calibre. I do not have a Kindle and haven't verified how it looks. Thank you to James Mathe at Minion Games for allowing me to post this here.
36 Kingdom of Solomon Manual (Version 2) - English
Updated manual is now 12 pages long and includes many rule explanations, new diagrams, and some FAQ info. A must to play the game - sorry it took us this long.
7 Cartas de Suertes - Traducción al Español
Aunque la mayoría de las cartas tienen símbolos alguna de ellas tiene texto. Esta traducción permite que quienes no dominen el inglés puedan jugar a Kingdom of Solomon sin revelar las cartas que tienen en su poder. I've translated the Fortune Cards to able non english speaking people know how every card works without reveal the text of his cards. (All the other english text on board and Building Cards are open)
8 Kingdom of Solomon (un)official FAQ
FAQ & Errata, approved by Philip duBarry
3 Temple Tokens
This is an official Minion Games PDF of the Temple Tokens for Kingdom of Solomon. This can be used to make a few extra tokens if you would like.
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