Gameday First Play – Kingdom Builder

Dubbed as a boring game with no re-playability.

Wrong!

In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

You build houses on Hexes next to houses you already own. The hex you build on is decided by the draw of a card that tells you which terrain you HAVE to build on.

On you start building you have to build on that Terrain type until you have filled the block of that Terrain. One that is filled you can then start on any other Terrain of that type. If you draw a card with a terrain type that you haven’t built on before but you have built next to it you must that there.

That’s it.

Kingdon Builder Gameplay

The good bit is the random mission cards. In our game we had bonus points for building next to Rivers, Mountains and Towns. These are different every game and add plenty of re-playability. It’s only 30 minutes for a 5 player game which is great.

Building next to Towns gives you abilities, such as allowing you to jump a building over a square.

Very simple game, quick, easy, re-playable. Fun!

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