The King is Dead, will you be able to take advantage of the situation and seize the throne?
The king is dead. The kingdom is divided. Three factions - the Scots, the Welsh and the English - are fighting for control of Britain. As instability gains ground and foreign invaders are at the kingdom's doorstep, the kingdom is desperate for a king. But who will want such a responsibility?
The King is Dead is a game with simple rules but great depth. Alone against all or in teams, you have only eight cards for the whole game. You will have to make decisive choices all the time, and you will learn that doing nothing is also taking part in the course of history.
Simple rules to rewrite history!
In the course of the game, you will resolve power struggles in the eight regions that make up the island. Determine which faction will rise to the top and crown the new king. Become the preferred candidate of the winning faction, and the kingdom will be yours!
During the game you will play Action cards that will influence the balance of power on the board. You will only have these eight cards in your hand for the entire game. Knowing when to play or skip your turn will be the key to victory. Act too soon and your opponents will foil your plans, wait too long and the fate of the island will already be sealed.
Each time you take an action, you summon a supporter to your class. This increases your influence within the faction to which this supporter belongs. Each supporter you summon strengthens your position as a leader in his faction. But be careful, summoning a follower weakens the influence of his faction in the area where he was taken, which makes power struggles harder to win.
Once each region has been claimed, the faction controlling a majority of regions takes power, and the player with the most influence within that faction wins the game.Number of players: 2 to 4