Review: Kingdom Builder

Posted by James (admin) on 1st September 2012

Kingdom Builder is designed by the designer of Dominion and went on to win the coveted Spiel des Jahres award 2012.  The game is relatively simple.  Players score points at the end of the game based on where they have built their buildings based on criteria specified by 3 Kingdom Builder cards (randomly selected from 10).  The board is created using 4 sections in any combination (randomly selected from 8).

On their turn, a player has just one terrain card and they must place 3 of their buildings on unoccupied spaces on the board that match that terrain type. Buildings must be placed next to any of the player’s existing buildings, if possible; otherwise, they can be placed on any hexes of the matching terrain.  If the player places any of their buildings next to one of the special locations on the board, they get to take one of the matching special action tiles.

As well as the mandatory action, players can use any special actions they have collected which allow a player to do things like moving buildings and building an extra buildings.  The special actions can each be used once per turn. Read the rest of this entry »

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