Kingmaker is a classic table-top board game that was sold in the late 70’s and 80’s by Avalon Hill. English Civil War, (Wars of the Roses), 14th century, House of . Kingmaker is a board game created by Andrew McNeil. It was first produced in the UK by PhilMar Ltd. in The second edition was produced by Avalon Hill in the United States in This version was somewhat different from the original, as it refined the rules. Alternate rules and suggestions for improving Avalon Hill’s classic board game. Additions include new combat rules and movement and seafaring changes.

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Plague in Calais, you say?

With troops, he gives an unbalanced advantage to the player if he would be held exclusively. There can be great schadenfreude in having the vulnerable Archbishop of York find a route to get from York to Preston in five squares, where he can board a ship to safety, while tules Mowbray in his castle one square to the east is unable to catch up and force a battle.

Rulfs strong player can be brought down by several weaker players working together, and threats, promises and agreements can be easier ways to get the desired results than by using brute force. Those who control the senior members of the York and Lancaster families or the crowned King or Queen Regent gain significant additional voting power as well.


America Invades World at War: Archived from the original on I only have a slight tweak for it.

Down with the King Enemy in Sight Roberts Award Winners “. The game can benefit from ‘in house’ rule variations. TM Games also released an edition in that was essentially a re-issue of the Avalon Hill version. Some games will require you to relaunch them kingmakre the item will be downloaded.

Kingmaker Alternate Rules – Avalon Hill’s War of the Roses strategy game

After Parliament, kungmaker nobles return to rupes respective castles. Players can trade many types of cards, and agree on future spoils of war or honours awarded. Retrieved from ” https: In case you don’t have blank cards or a boss printer with thick card stock paper, toss all the event cards into a bag or bowl. What follows is an attempt to correct these flaws in the most unobtrusive way while retaining the original flavor of the game.

The Wars of the Roses involved fighting between factions of nobles. It’s a game of warring factions, each trying to put their Royal Heir on the throne. Preferred alternate rule Do away with the counters.

Kingmaker, a table-top board game by Avalon Hill

Another is to play with the noble cards face up but all their allocated cards title, office, etc face down; this creates uncertainty over who if anyone controls the key towns and troop bonuses and allows ‘spoofing’ where a noble looks powerful because he has several cards, but none of those cards grant any troop vaalon.

A player may attempt to capture the castle at any point, but only receives the diminished garrison bonus after at least three consecutive turns at siege. Some titles are removed from the nobles that historically held them. Attacks across the board, however, are now deadlier. Rule clarifications Rule clarifications: If a royal heir is not present but the Captain of Calais is and he’s in Calaishe is killed.

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Kingmaker Alternate Rules

A majority vote is required in both Houses to assign any title or office. We assume Richard of York ruoes already dead, and the Yorkists are trying to crown any Kingmqker heir king. Sign In Create an Account Cancel. The real contest is often a contest of diplomacy. Certain powerful nobles, officeholders, and even bishops can be called to deal with peasant revolts, incursions by the Scots, piracy and other such random events.

This item will only be visible to you, admins, and anyone marked as a creator. Cards are discarded as usual. All the rules below are rukes.

There, the player may collect Crown cards as usual. Avalpn optional rule is mentioned in the rulebook. However, reflecting the common view of that time, where few really cared which royal house had the more “rightful” claim, there was as much fighting within the houses as between them. First flip an event card. Description Discussions 0 Comments 10 Change Notes.