Bezier Games Castles Mad King Ludwig (castbez) 5367

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Price was $39.99. Awesome board game. Have had great fun playing this one. Easy to learn but has a good deal of strategy for all players. Building castle floor plans is fun as you try to figure out how to optimize your points/budget/room connections. Highly recommend for 1-4 players.

-K. Sarah

Castles Mad King In The Tile-laying Game Castles Of Mad King Ludwig, Players Are Tasked Building An Amazing, Extravagant Castle For King Ludwig Ii Of Bavaria. One Room At A Time. You See, The King -Bezier Games Castles Mad King Ludwig

  1. Quality: Buy Room Tiles From Other Players, And Price Your Own Tiles To Gain Cash.
  2. Quality: At The End Of The Game, Castles Tell A Story And Look Like A Floorplan From Above.

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Castles of mad king ludwig is one of my current favorite board games. The game play is just long enough to feel like you've really played something great, but short enough that you don't have to set aside any great length of time to play it. This game is all about building up a crazy castle using tiles that randomly come on to the market. Everyone is trying to build the best castle given some central (and private) end-of-game goals. The colors are great, the theme is well done, and the components are of an excellent quality! one of my favorite parts of this game is how the room tile names are cleverly linked to the type of bonuses they give you - for example, the mold room benefits from there being "food" rooms, because where there's more food sitting around in a dank castle, there's more opportunities for mold! Best castles mad king | Publisher Services Psi-Toys And Games Review as-of ( Oct 2021 ) Quality Bezier Games Castles of Mad King Ludwig Players build their own castle, room by room according to the wishes of the mad king. Buy room tiles from other players, and price your own tiles to gain cash. At the end of the game, castles tell a story and look like a floorplan from above. 12 different sized and shaped rooms, including dungeons, throne rooms, and more. 1-4 players, ages 13 and up .

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Castles of mad king ludwig is one of the most unique board games i've ever played. After reading a number of reviews about how enjoyable it is, i had to see for myself. And i was not disappointed. . The basic gameplay involves selecting room tiles from a general pool and arranging them in connection with other previously selected rooms to form your own castle. The objective of the game is to earn the most points during the construction of your castle, and points are earned based on the types of rooms you select (e. G. Sleeping, outdoor, activity, etc. ), "completing" rooms (wherein every door to the room connects to another room), as well as the placement of rooms relative to other rooms (e. G. Whether a sleeping room is placed next to an activity room, etc. ). There are additional shared goals and hidden bonus goals that players can use to earn additional points. . The rules are pretty intuitive and i found that this was an enjoyable and challenging game for both casual gamers and practiced board game players alike. Game plays well with either 3 or 4 players. Every game is incredibly different due to the shared/hidden goals and the order in which the rooms pop up for selection from the general pool of room tiles. The scoring mechanism is great and the unique, fantastic theme and design give the castles of mad king ludwig endless replay value - this is one you'll want to pull out every time you have friends over for a game night! -Z. Harrison

Bezier Games Castles King Ludwig

  1. Class: Toy
  2. Brand: Bezier Games
  3. EAN: 0792491866967
  4. Genre: Strategy
  5. Product Dimensions:
    Height:11.60 inches
    Length:2.75 inches
    Weight:2.67 pounds
    Width:11.60 inches
  6. ItemPart/Serial Number: CASTBEZ
  7. LegalDisclaimer: Contains Small Pieces That May Be A Choking Hazard
  8. Manufacturer: Publisher Services Inc (PSI)
  9. Recommended Max-Age: 180
  10. Suggested Min-Age: 156
  11. Model: CASTBEZ
  13. Quantity: 1
  14. Part/Serial Number: CASTBEZ
  15. Type: Toy
  16. Category: TOYS AND GAMES
  17. ReleaseDate: 2014-10-22
  18. UPC: 699687135138
  19. Warranty: No Warranty

castles mad king Toy, In the tile-laying game castles of mad king ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for king ludwig ii of bavaria. one room at a time. you see, the king loves castles, having built neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever - subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players. Bezier Games Castles Mad King Ludwig (CASTBEZ-Bezier Games).

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My husband absolutely loves playing games, but it feels like he pretty much has them all, so when his birthday came along, i was having a hard time finding one i hadn't seen in our game pile! i stumbled onto this one and purchased it, knowing nothing about it, other than we didn't already have it, because i'd have remembered seeing the cover of this box. It turns out to be one of our favorite games to play! i feel like so many of these modern games take many hours of carefully studying the rules to even begin to learn to play, so it was refreshing to have this one be less complex, and rules written well enough that we were up and running in no time. Also, most board games are really only fun with 3+, but my husband and i play this one just by ourselves all the time, and it's really fun!

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Click to see NoticeBezier Games Castles Mad King Ludwig (castbez)"We host a weekly games night, and have over 200 games on the shelf. I mention this to let you know that when i review a game, i have some exeperience with games. We all have different tastes in games, so i will try to let you know why i have the opinion that i do about a game. . Castles of mad king ludwig has some similar elements from suburbia, also by bezier games, also designed by ted alspach. You are building something, tiles, score track, market track, when you build a tile, you get points for the tile and for how it interacts with other tiles already built. However, there are substantial differences that make this very much not a re-skin of suburbia. . First off, the castle theme is fantastic. I just want to play with the tiles and build a castle. I plan to do a time-lapse video of this game to show how the castle builds up. The theme and the components are compelling, at least for me. I hope the expansion (do we get an expansion ted? ) includes walls and gatehouses and such. I saw this game being demo'ed at gencon and was hooked by the theme even before i had any clue how the game played. The theme is suburbia is good, the theme here is better. When you are done with the game, your castle is an interesting, and yes slightly mad, creation. My group has fun looking at the castles and trying to figure out the story behind the castle. This one has a lot of outdoor space, that one is mostly underground, the other one is full of kitchens and food related rooms. . Second, the scoring is different. It's a little simpler here. The score track doesn't have the red lines that make it harder to progress as your creation gets bigger. If you like complex games, that's a win for suburbia, but i don't think it takes away from this game at all. The red lines in suburbia help reflect the theme of city planning getting harder as the city grows, it would be out of place in castles. Each upstairs room scores it's listed value, as well as scoring for rooms it connects to, or you lose points for rooms adjacent to entertainment rooms. Each downstairs room scores points for every room of a certain type you have built upstairs. There are 4 common goals that everyone is trying to max out for end of game scoring. As you complete rooms, by connecting every doorway in the room to another room, you have the opportunity to get cards that provide hidden scoring goals for you. . The big difference is in buying the tiles. Each turn one player is the master builder. Unused tiles from previous turns get a 1, 000 coin token each, to encourage people to buy them. Then the master builder draws cards to determine which rooms are added to the mix. The master builder then assigns a value to each room on the buying track. In suburbia, tiles get cheaper over time, in castles, the master builder sets the price. Then players take turns buying tiles, with the master builder buying last. The real trick is that all the other players pay the master builder. Selling rooms is how you get your money each turn. The master builder buys from what is left, and he pays the bank. This makes setting the price of the room tiles very important. You can make the high scoring rooms more expensive for your opponents, maybe even too expensive. When buying rooms you can take lower scoring rooms, and deprive your opponents of money they might need to buy their own rooms. . The whole master builder mechanic makes this game much more involved than it appears. If you know what your opponents are trying to do with their castle, and what will score them more points, you can influence what they build, or how much they spend. Completing outdoor rooms gets you bonus money, which feels like a good idea, but it scores fewer points, and can be a very attractive distraction from actually winning the game. I highly recommend this game, if the castle theme appeals to you."

Ravensburger The Castles of Burgundy Board Game - Fun Strategy Game That's Easy to Learn Play With Great Replay Value

I bought this game for my husband for his birthday last november. We love to play strategy games (catan, carcassonne, 7 wonders, agricola, puerto rico, etc. ), and after reading reviews about castles of burgundy, decided to give it a try. Well, as with all strategy games, it took a while to read through all the rules and learn how to play the game, but once we got the hang of it, we really liked the game! the two of us played it several times together, and games took us about 50 minutes to an hour to play. We liked it so much that we thought it would be a fun game to play with family at christmas. Well, with 4 people, it took much longer! i mean, duh, of course it would take longer with double the people (two of which were learning it for the first time). If you're not a game enthusiast, this game could certainly be a little overwhelming, and that's how the 2 family members that played with us felt. Not only did it take 30 minutes to set up/explain the game, but then it took almost 2 1/2 hours to play the game! now, i don't mind long games, if they're meant to take that long. But when you have people who deliberate over every option and take 5 minutes per turn, it can seem agonizing. . Each player essentially has 25 turns in the game, so if you are playing with 4 people, that's 100 turns in the game. If each person only takes 1 minute per turn, that's an hour and 40 minutes. If each person takes 2 minutes per turn. You do the math! if you're into strategy games, then playing a long game is no problem! however, if you're not that crazy about the prospect of a 2 or 3 hour game, maybe this isn't for you. Of course, the more you play it, the faster you get. . Overall, we really like the game, and it is fairly fast with only 2 players. It's one that will certainly keep it's place in our game repertoire!

15th century princes from the loire valley devote their efforts to strategic trading and building in order to bring their estates to prosperity and prominence. Over the course of 5 rounds, collect the most points by trading, live stock farming, city building and scientific research to win! contents: 1 game board, 6 player boards, tiles: 56 buildings, 28 livestock, 26 knowledge, 16 castles, 12 mines, 26 ships, 42 goods, 20 silverlings, 30 workers, 12 bonus, 4 victory, 8 playing pieces, 9 dice, instructions

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Ravensburger 81243 Castles Of Burgundy (Toys And Games) FAQ.

Biggest mistake of this month: buying this game 2 weeks before the midterm! i am so addicted to this game that before i go to bed and after i wake up, i'm constantly asking/bugging my bf to play this game with me! he seems to like it that i'm asking him to play board games with him all the time but he gets annoyed because i ask him 3 times/day! this game is so addicting. At first, i didn't open this game for about a week b/c i am the type of person who takes long time to figure out how the game works and at the same time i don't like watching youtube review videos to learn. So i always try to figure out the game play through the instruction book and sometimes these instruction books suck so bad that they force me to have to google some game play videos but! i was so surprised that despite many people saying the learning how to play cob will take some time, the instruction book was very short! only 5 pages i think. So it was pretty easy to follow the book and set up and play. It took less than 15min for my bf and i to get used to the game once we started (it took 30 min to understand the game play solely relying on the book). Since there are lots of reviews on here that explain basic game play i'll just keep going on about how fun this game is! i usually get sick of board games pretty fast so my bf doesn't like to buy new ones very often (i played pandemic only like twice, risk twice(i like risk btw), whitechapel few times(i still like this game so i want to play a lot but it's so long), hanabi, coup, betrayal at house on the hill only once. But cob is the game i've played the most out of all the games i own. The content itself i'm not sure it built for re-playability but i sure get lots of play out of it b/c of so many diff strategies! you can either buy farm animals, build building(there are diff kinds), sell goods, or hire workers to win so many diff strategies love this game. I just played this morning and i think i'm gonna have to play another one tonight! -Notice from L. Marguerite, Warrington

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This is a game that is very complicated. I am 63 and an avid life-long board game player. My 17 yr-old grandaughter and i opened and started doing the prep to play this today. It took us two hours to go through the prep instructions and get all of the pieces ready. There are four sheets of cardboard punchouts; but the hard part was when we started reading the instructions! oh my! each piece is so integral to the play of the game and there were so many options for everything to make the game more in-depth. Perhaps it was because it was late and we were tired, but it overwhelmed us. We decided to play it with the younger children and play it like a bingo game instead for them! the game is made sturdily and will last a lifetime due to its quality; i'm sure if someone likes a very intensive playing/thinking game (even more-so than risk or stratego or careers! ), they would love this game. We cannot imagine children playing it. We have purchased six games from the same company. We love them because they are so different from other board games and play them all of the time, but this one was just too complicated.

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- N. JulianaCastles of burgundy is the euro-game picture in the dictionary. The theme and art won't be the reason you'll love it, but if you like any kind of strategy, once you play you'll be hooked. You will get a lot of points; everything you do will give you points or get you on the way to getting points. You'll be rolling dice to allow you to perform actions; placing tiles, shipping goods, and jockeying with all the other players for the best options on the shared board. Castles of burgundy is a great example of how fantastic game mechanics can trump art style, no matter how boring the art is. . Positives. . In castles of burgundy, even if your dice roll is not what you were hoping for, you will always have something to build, gain, or otherwise improve your score. There are options all over the board, and many of the options will allow you to "chain" moves together. It's a lot of fun to figure out a play that creates three or four further moves, or to land that perfect tile, ready to rack up the points in the next round. . At first glance of the board, burgundy seems to have an overwhelming amount of choices available each turn, but the dice roll restricts the amount of plays that can be made and streamlines each turn. After games of catan, agricola, or dominion, where you always need resources to purchase what you need, it's refreshing to have the only requirement be to roll a certain number. You won't get the feeling that you're "never going to roll that five i need" like it often happens in catan, since you can adjust the roll as you need to, and you're only rolling for a 1 through 6. . There are a lot of interesting strategies to use; some players will take a route that gets a lot of up front points, whereas another might build a strategy that is rewarding more at the end of the game. Often in our games someone will be up by thirty or forty points, until a late push by someone else would close the gap right at the end. This is not a game where you will struggle for points; just about everything you do will create something. The trick is finding the moves that don't just get you some points, but get you a lot of points. . Negatives. . The game boards are small, and the tiles smaller and sometimes hard to read. The artwork is drab, though serviceable, and doesn't really tie to what some of the tiles do. The looks alone are probably a reason that those on the fence won't give it a chance. Once you get all the pieces out, the tiles don't easily shuffle without flipping over to the wrong side, and it takes some time to get all the pieces set on the board. . Some of the "knowledge" tiles makes sense based on the icon graphics, but many do not. You'll play your first several games with the instruction book handy to look up what each of the tiles do. With four players, it can drag on a bit, especially with new players. We played a four player game with two new players and it took over 2 1/2 hours. . Final thoughts. . There are a lot of different ways to score points in castles of burgundy. However, sometimes it feels like the scores are tethered together and that everyone will land at about the same final score if they are the same skill level. Everyone will be picking up just about the same bonuses, albeit at different points of the game. In these games, sometimes a random knowledge tile picked up in the middle of the game can sometimes swing the balance. Many times, all players will have wildly different scores throughout the game, when right near the end they'll somehow end up with similar scores. An experienced player will nearly always beat a newbie, but it's generally always close when two players of similar skill level square off. . Once you get a few rounds in you'll start to appreciate the gameplay design. Everything does give you points, but there is definitely a strategy in figuring out the most efficient way to get points, or what type of points to go for at which stage of the game, keeping everyone else's gameboard in mind to deny them the tiles they are looking for. This elegant design is what makes castles of burgundy currently one of our favorite mid-weight games. . Note: full review of this game, including gameplay descriptions, bad puns, and a lot more pictures available at playbegins. Com

This is an excellent game for 2 or more players. The quality of all the pieces is quite good. I like the whimsical artwork and the different game boards which add a lot of variety to the game. It takes playing a few times to get used to what all the symbols mean on the all the tiles and pieces but the user guide excellently explains everything in clear, to the point language. . This game requires surprisingly little interaction between players. In fact, you could probably play this game without saying a word to your opponent! however that's a great feature because you can have an engaging conversation with the other players without being distracted with your game play. . One thing i like about this game is that you always have several choices each and every turn so you don't feel boxed in, trapped or limited in your ability to make a move. It's rewarding when you combine free moves to link multiple moves where you normally would only have two.

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Price :    $27.48 (was $27.49)
  • Easy to understand instructions - high quality, easy to understand instructions make it easy to start playing right away. french instructions also included.
  • High quality components - this board game comes with 164 six-sided tiles, 42 goods tiles, 20 silverlings, 30 worker tiles, 12 bonus tiles, victory point tiles, playing pieces, dice, game board, player boards.
  • Fun play experience - in the castles of burgundy, players collect game-deciding victory points via trading, livestock farming, city building, or scientific research. the player with the most victory points in the end is the winner.
  • Great replay value - playing time is 30-90 minutes, for 2-4 players.
  • Long term quality - ravensburger has been making products for the hand, head, and heart for over 130 years.
Brand :    ravensburger
Color :    Multi
Size :    Standard
Weight :    2.20 pounds
Model :    81243
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Scythe Board Game

It is a time of unrest in 1920s europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as "the factory, " which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries. Scythe is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in eastern europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mech.

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Model :    STM600
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Price :    $60.00 (was $71.47)
  • It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor.
  • 1-5 players
  • Game board measures 24. 56x32. 20 inches
  • A board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period.
  • 115 minutes playtime

Stonemaier Games Viticulture Essential Edition Board Game

In the game, you find yourself in rustic, pre-modern tuscany, where you've inherited a meager vineyard. You'll have a few plots of land, an old crush pad, a tiny cellar, 3 workers. And the dream of owning the best winery in italy. Your job is to allocate your workers and helpful visitors to complete various tasks throughout the year. Each season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There's competition over those tasks, and often the first worker to arrive at each one has an advantage over the rest. Using those workers and visitors, you can expand your vineyard by building structures, planting vines, and filling wine orders as you work towards the goal of owning the most successful winery in tuscany. The essential edition includes the second edition of viticulture along with several elements from the original tuscany expansion pack, hand-picked by famed designer uwe rosenberg. These include mama & papas, fields (properties), various visitor cards, & automat (solo variant).

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Price :    $60.00 (was $149.99)
  • 45-90 minute playing time
  • It contains 154 cards at the 44x67mm size and 78 cards at the 63x88mm size
  • For 1-6 players
  • Includes 36 mama & papa cards, 18 field cards and and 24 automa cards
  • The essential edition includes the second edition of viticulture along with several elements from the original tuscany expansion pack
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Weight :    3.31 pounds
Model :    STM105
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Bezier Games Palace of Mad King Ludwig Board Games

King ludwig ii of bavaria has called all great architects to design his greatest achievement: a world-renowned palace. Only the best will do! gorgeous appointments, white stone, surrounded by water, with swans everywhere. Oh, and the ludwig touch? all the architects must design the palace together. The designer who shows the strongest influence will receive the order to build it. In the palace of mad king ludwig, each player builds rooms one at a time in a single gigantic palace. As rooms are completed, a moat slowly forms around the outside. Once the ends of the moat connect, the palace is finished! arrange and complete different room types, while leveraging clever placement of swans. The player who contributes the most to the palace wins the game! .

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Weight :    5.00 pounds
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  • Plays in 75 minutes
  • New stand-alone game set in the same universe as the popular castles of mad king ludwig
  • For 2 to 4 players, ages 13 & up
Price :    $44.99
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Bezier Games Suburbia

Plan, build and develop a small town into a major metropolis. Use hex-shaped building tiles to add residential, commercial, civic and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby towns. Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents. Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build up an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth. As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As your reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population). During each game, players compete for several unique goals that offer an additional population boost - and the buildings available in each game vary, so you'll never play the same game twice!

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Price :    $34.99 (was $37.99)
  • Each player creates their own city, one building tile at a time
  • Dozens of different building tiles that all interact with each other
  • The resulting cities tell a story, from run down abandoned towns to thriving metropolises
  • 1-4 players, ages 13 and up
  • Build the city of your dreams with a boardgame that feels a lot like simcity
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Weight :    2.20 pounds
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Renegade Game Studios Raiders North Sea

Raiders of the north sea is set in the central years of the viking age. As viking warriors, players seek to impress the chieftain by raiding unsuspecting settlements. Players will need to assemble a crew, collect provisions and journey north to plunder gold, iron and livestock. There is glory to be found in battle, even at the hands of the valkyrie. So gather your warriors, it s raiding season! the aim of raiders of the north sea is to impress the chieftain by having the most victory points (vp) at the game s end. Victory points are gained primarily by raiding settlements, taking plunder and making offerings to the chieftain. How players use their plunder is also vital to their success. The game ends when either only 1 fortress raid remains, all valkyrie are removed, or all offerings have been made. Contents summary: 1 game board 71 townfolks cards 4 ship cards (in 4 colors) 16 offering tiles 12 score markers (in 4 colors) 18 valkyrie 18 gold 18 iron 26 livestock 32 provisions 32 silver 7 black workers 11 grey workers 12 white workers 2 averaging dice 1 black bag

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Brand :    renegade game studios
Color :    Multi-colored
Weight :    2.00 pounds
Model :    RGS0585
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  • Impress the chieftain by raiding villages!
  • Spiel des jahres kennerspiel 2017 nominee (enthusiast game of the year)
  • Designed for 2-4 vikings to conquer in 60-80 minutes
  • Part of the north sea runesaga campaign trilogy!
Price :    $31.00 (was $37.40)
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The Broken Token Box Organizer Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Why add madness to your castle building? use the broken token's officially licensed castles of mad king ludwig organizer to keep all your tokens and tiles in order during gameplay and transport. The main box organizer holds tokens and safely stores larger pieces below the two removable token trays. Both trays organize the castle pieces and one features a built-in card holder to easily dispense cards (sleeved or unsleeved) during game play. Product requires assembly.

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Terraforming Mars Board Game

This is an incredible game with a very cool engine building mechanic that offers tons of choice. We received it this morning and quickly played it twice. I, already, cannot imagine my game library without it. It would rate 5 stars were it not for the component and packaging quality. . Online reviews had prepared me for mediocre component quality and poor artwork. Component quality was as expected yet still mildly disappointing considering the cost of the game. The board is a lighter weight than that of most games i own and i feel like i must be super careful when unfolding it to keep from accidentally tearing it at the scored spots. The player boards are printed on a pretty flimsy card stock but nothing that can't be improved with some laminate. The box, however, was sub-par and the clever but cheap cardboard tray inside was destroyed by shipping. . While my first impression was that the game board was small and drab, i quickly realized that the board was perfectly sized. Much of the game is played out on the tableau of cards each player creates in front of themselves and on the player boards that they use to manage resources. The game board is primarily used to track victory points and the game ending parameters by placing various tiles and player markers on the surface of the planet. The drab topography of mars quickly fills with colorful tiles and and player markers and looks very impressive by the end of the game. . The only real problem lies with the packaging. The box is of a lighter quality that most of the games on the market and does not need to be nearly as large as it is. It is much to large too hold the folded game board securely. They try to account for the small board the larger box with a clever cardboard tray that is cut, scored and folded to hold the board floating in the middle above a center area intended for the other components. The tray is printed to look like the surface of mars and would be quite neat were it not printed on such a cheap grade of cardboard that it was destroyed in shipping. The game board and components are too heavy for the tray and a good shake (like a kid with a christmas present or a ups deliveryman) will cause the heavy components to destroy the tray that holds them. . Again, i consider the game to be a must own. I do, however, suspect that i will wish that i had waited for the second edition with improved components and packaging. When you shell out $60. 00 for what essentially amounts to an intellectual property and some cardboard, you should get quality cardboard!

In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the world government on earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In terraforming mars you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete in doing the best work, with victory points awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar systems and other commendable achievements. The players acquire unique project cards, which represent anything from introducing plant life or animals, hurling asteroids at the surface, building cities, and establishing greenhouse gas industries to heat up the atmosphere. You compete for the best places for your city tiles, ocean tiles and greenery tiles. When the terraforming process is complete, the player corporation with the most victory points wins.

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Buy this game, don't hesitate, buy it. If you like euro games this is an excellent choice, and if there is any inkling for science themes then this one fits extremely well. Plays very with 2 or 3 players and has a nice solo play as well. Drags a bit with 4, but mainly a learning curve type thing. -Notice from P. Kelly, Pennsylvania

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This game has been a breath of fresh air, not so much for being mechanically innovative (it is not), but for just simply being fun to play. While it is not easy to pinpoint the exact source of this fun, i suspect it has something to do with the wide open thematic vistas that one get to explore with this game. The enormous quantity of cards and the multitude of ways that they can make the game unfold means that every new game session provides novelty and the excitement of new discovery. Ultimately this must be the secret sauce in all great games.

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- F. ElanorVery very good game! a lot of fun and not that difficult to learn and tech to others. Give this game a try and you will most likely enjoy it.

This has been a great board game to bring out to my table. Has a great theme and plays great. They only reason i give it a 4, really a 4 1/2, is the components could have been a bit better. . I highly recommend this game though if you can find it available.

L. Mahood, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Brand :    stronghold games
Color :    Multi-colored
Size :    Basic pack
Weight :    3.60 pounds
  • 1 to 5 players ages 12 and up
  • Compete for different milestones and awards worth many vps
  • Over 200 different projects to complete
Price :    $45.00 (was $47.98)
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Isle of Skye Board Game

This game has indefinitely replaced carcassonne in our house. It s so well made and each game feels very different than the game before it. Players bid on different land tiles to create their own little scottish isle, all the while trying to meet win conditions that change from game to game. Isle of skye is very easy to teach and play; i have taught and finished a whole game to several new players in only an hour. Normal games may only last a half hour which means this game gets played quite a lot in between other larger or longer games. I highly recommend this one for all gamer types, it has a lot of replay value and there s definitely room to grow your strategies based on what type of victory conditions come up.

Isle of skye, one of the most beautiful places in the world: soft sand  beaches, gently sloping hills, impressive  mountains: the landscape of isle of skye is breathtaking and fascinates everyone.  in this tile-laying game 2 to 5 players are the chieftains of 5 famous clans. The players try to build their little kingdoms to score as many points as possible. But in each game only 4 of the 16 scoring cards will be scored. Each game is different and leads to different tactics and strategies.  to have enough money is useful in all games: in each turn the players can buy a tile from another player. The seller determines the price,  but to do it wisely is the most interesting part of this game: a high price will lead to wealth, if someone buys this tile, but if there's no buyer, the seller will lose the money spend on this tile.  and in the end the player with the best kingdom will become the sovereign of the island, not the richest player!  isle of skye is a gateway game for the whole family. With a playing time around 45 minutes, a huge variability and easy rules it's a perfect game for all players. The awesome illustrations by klemens franz brings all the atmosphere of the scottish island on your table.

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Combining a tile-laying mechanic with a bid/sell system, isle of skye knocks it out of the park. Tons of tile options make each game different for tons of replayability! -Notice from H. Sarah, Alabama

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Love this game, great change from the same old board games!

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- W. WilsonIf you've ever played carcassone, you'll love this one. I do weekly board game nights and this has become a new regular.

Amazing love playing this game!

F. Patton, Arizona

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Weight :    2.60 pounds
Model :    MFG3509
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Price :    $31.99 (was $37.35)
  • Great strategy game
  • High replay value
  • 45 minute playing time
  • For 2-5 players

bezier games castles of mad king ludwig Price : 30.58, was : 39.99 as 2018-08-16
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This is an excellent game. The pieces are well made and come in many packaged punch out sheets. The rules are easy to understand and it has a nice 5 page rule book which isn't daunting to a new person playing the game. Most of the cards and images on them are self explanatory, but any confusion is easily cleared up in the book. I love the quirky castles that are produced in this game. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes any game that is different than the status quo. There is on caveat though: make sure you have extra plastic bags and rubber bands handy when ordering the game. The packaging is somewhat sub-par for all the tiny pieces contained in it. I would still give this game a 5 star rating because this minor complaint doesn't effect game play of an excellent game and is an easy fix. I hope a repackaging is considered in future editions of this game, but i am in love with my ziplock baggie version and know that many others will be too!

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Probably my top playable board game right now. Everyone has their favorites, but this one is the first to come off the shelf when we actually want to play. . Basic overview: build your own castle. Compete with other castle builders to build the best one. Score points for getting the right combination of rooms and features in your design - different combos every time. . Classic euro strategy game. No direct conflict, but competition through limited resources, choices, and turn order.

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I love this game and it has become a weekly staple at our board game meeting. The game takes on an interesting combination of trading and building all in a medieval setting while not being too complicated to dissuade new players. . I would love to give this game 5 stars but the one issue i have with the game is the physical game itself. All the pieces are supposed to go into plastic bags which is a huge letdown, especially at this price tag. I would have loved to see an insert to organize all the pieces (and there are a lot) which would cut down on setup time dramatically and make cleanup easier as well. I hope a future edition of the game does include an insert for all the pieces.

K. Bethany, Harrow

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V. Barbara, Vermont says

We love this game! it has definitely become one of our new favorites. We also have suburbia, which is made by the same company and shares some gameplay similarities. The one big problem with suburbia is the artwork, which is pretty plain and monochrome. Castles is a much more attractive game, and adds in some fun new elements like having to fit the different sized rooms together, and letting a player choose the room prices each round. I'm also a big fan of hidden goals, which add a lot to the game. Can't wait to buy the expansion!

X. Dorothy, Knowsley

This is a great game that is fun to play, even when you don't win! the mechanics are simple enough to grasp in a single round or two, but that doesn't mean that there aren't twists! you might spend all your cash on that coveted utility room only to have 3 come up the next turn. You might plot to buy an activity room but someone in front of you uses 3 food rooms and buys it out from under you. . The most challenging aspect is trying to price each room right for the players playing. To know how much a player can spend, what types of rooms they buy, and where they fall in turn order, you can formulate a recipe that will earn you $20k every turn! in fact, playing multiple times with the same group has made this game much more fun than the first time through.

X. Noguera, Bradford says

I bought this game despite having promised myself that i wouldn't buy any new games for a while - but my wife had seen it online and expressed an interest in it. We love playing carcassonne, and the idea of playing a tile-based building game which also involved building a castle was too much for her to resist! so i bought it. As with most games, it took a little time to understand the rules, but once we got the hang of it, which was really pretty quick, we found this to be very enjoyable. Others have described the gameplay so i won't go into that here. I'll just add a few thoughts of my own. . 1. Whoever said they think it'll be a spiel des jahres contender is spot on. This fulfills a criterion i have for a great game, which is that it is elegant, by which i mean that the gameplay is self-evident and makes sense within itself. There are no rules which seem out of place, it all fits together logically and simply. 2. It has high replay value; we've already played it multiple times and i think it will easily become as popular with us as carcassonne. 3. It works well with kids: our 13 year old daughter and 12 year old son enjoy it, and when my wife and i played by ourselves, the kids wanted to see the pictures of the castles we made so they could enjoy the layout and talk about it. 4. It works well for 2, 3 or 4 players. Some games are much better with certain numbers of players, but so far we have found no difference in enjoyability. There are differences in dynamics, but not in the fun. My wife also played by herself, by the way (and my son used all the pieces to make one mega-castle, just for the fun of it! ), and had fun with it that way too. 5. So far, one change we make to the rules: add in more room cards. For example, with 2 players you're supposed to use 22 cards - we used 34 cards last time and it worked excellently. The game didn't seem overlong at all (i didn't time it, but it seemed to fly by! ) and the castles were much more impressive! with 4 players, use all the cards. 6. Make up a story about your castles! last time, mine was the 'party castle' (lots of entertaining rooms, gardens, and a nice pumpkin patch off the royal bedroom! ), my wife's was the introvert's castle (all private rooms and dungeons, and oddly enough, a vestibule at the far end of the underground rooms, a sort of doctor's waiting room for the torture chamber perhaps? ). 7. I can see a lot of potential for expansions for this game. I'll be keeping an eye out.

O. Peggy, West Virginia

This is probably my favorite board game of the 10 or so we picked up this holiday season. It's a little difficult to learn, so watching a video online can be helpful in learning the basic game play. Who wouldn't like to design their own castle? there is a lot of strategy, and many different ways to win, so the replay value is very high. It's fun to guess at your opponent's personal goals and try to thwart him/her, while at the same time working on your own goals and the king's. It's great to see how your castle turned out at the end of game play. We've had a lot of fun with this during the first four times that we've played, and we look forward to playing it again and again.

Y. Isabel, Alaska says

Castles is a complex game with a lot of setup time, and with a full set of four players, will take quite a while to finish. The rule book is not laid out particularly well, and being a translation, it lacks in clarity at certain points. Our first game was a bit rough with all the references to the rulebook and some head scratching, but ultimately enjoyable. Don't expect to get everything right the first time, and that means primarily the scoring mechanic, which can be a bit of a headache at first blush. Our second game proceeded in much smoother fashion, though there were still mysteries to resolve about adjacent rooms and stairwell function. I'd say you're more often fighting yourself to keep building options open and score more points than deliberately affecting someone else's building design, but i suspect that with each additional play through more strategic options will show themselves. Overall a very intriguing game that does exercise the brain quite a bit. The age suggested should not be taken as a solid indication, because with coaching my nine year old daughter caught on fairly easily and eventually pointed out things i was getting wrong. If ticket to ride is a bit tame for you, and small world too silly, lords of waterdeep too geeky, then consider castles. It's got enough moving parts to keep your head in the game for its duration and after it's done, i for one had a feeling of wow, that was really something different.

J. Monique, Stockport

I got it because it was noted as being a very unique game and i wanted to pick something up that wasn't about space, warfare, or fsntasy but still a bit competitive without inciting gamer rage and still accessible to nongsmers. This was super fun. Played as a 2 player and as 4 and was fun with both, but the 4 player was definitely more exciting.

O. Monique, Delaware says

I love this game. It sounds kind of boring, and it took me a few minutes to get into it, but after a friend introduced me to it i immediately bought it and have played it 3 times in the week i have had it. The people i have introduced to it so far have all loved it as well. One thing to be aware of, is that it can take a couple of hours to get through a 4 player game if you have someone who likes to over analyze their moves, but my wife and i can get through a 2 player game in an hour easily. . I'm sticking to my 5 star review because this game is just impressive. The strategy, the fun, the tiles and artwork are all excellent, bu there are 2 drawbacks i have. One, there is no type of divider/sorter thing in the box for the ton of pieces that come with this game. So either get yourself some small ziploc bags or be prepared to sort stuff every time you play. Seems like a cheap divider of some type should have been in the box. And two, and this one is really worth it and not a big issue for me, is that it takes a few minutes to set up since there are so many pieces. Still, this is a great game.

Q. Moore, New Brunswick

I write very few reviews, but the castles of the mad king deserves my time. . I play most board games with only my husband, so being good for only two players is a huge deal. We both absolutely love this. The first playthrough involved a lot of referring back to the instructions and looking things up online, but we got a handle on it fairly quickly. The amount of strategy and planning involved is just incredible - on the surface, it looks pretty straightforward, but the more you play, the more you realize how much you have to work with. . Are you going to try to fulfill the king's favors? or will your bonus cards net you the most points? should you complete all those utility rooms and grab more bonus cards to try to outscore your opponent, who is obviously leading in the favors department? there are so many ways to play and the amount of mind games you can play with your opponent are awesome. . I highly recommend this. My only complaint is that they don't give you enough bags to put all the pieces in. My kingdom for a tray, man.

P. Rhonda, East Sussex says

This is a great game in line with catan and agricola. Players must be able to focus on many different areas to accumulate points always being aware that your opponents can try to block you. Plays well with 2 people or more but we often play with only 2 of us, teens and adults. Its a different game each time you play. Had the chance to play with a friend who has the expansion to this game, but i personally didn't think the expansion was better than the base game. I highly recommend this game, it is fun and engaging.

L. Joanne, Middlesbrough

This is a very fun game to play with other people, or even to play by yourself. Heck just taking the castle pieces out and arranging them is fun for me (but then, i'm an architecture enthusiast so that may not be applicable for you). This game is based on the casltes built by ludwig ii, commonly known as "ludwig the mad" of bavaria. Historically he was an extremely eccentric, introverted person who spent a good portion of his personal funds (and the funds of his kingdom) on building fantastic castles. (i'm also a history enthusiast, if you couldn't tell). The object of this game is to add rooms to your castle in specific ways to satisfy the objectives given to you by cards, periodically given. It has a lot of parts and takes a while to set up, but it is very fun to play.

H. Erin, Australian Capital Territory says

I'm a board game geek who owns a ton of board games - mostly euro games. This is one of my new favorites. It's a little bit like alhambra - everyone is purchasing rooms to fill their castles. Each person is trying to purchase what they need, but also block what others need. . I like how you're engaged with the other players during the game, and there isn't too much luck in the game. There is the randomness in what rooms appear, but you have some control over what to buy and how much to spend. . The goals change every game, so the game will be a little different every time. It was on sale for $38, which is a good price.

I. Harrison, City of London

Really easy to learn, fun, and different every time. The most frustrating thing about this game is that you want more than one piece per turn. You have to deal with the fact that others will buy the rooms you want and settle for what's available. This is a good game for those who enjoy thinking, plotting. It takes quite a bit of thought to win. Each game is different; we play a lot of games, and this is highly recommended.

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