Board Game
2-5 Players
Over 60 Minutes
Grade 5 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Kingsburg is your gateway into more complicated strategy games. We’re not saying that Kingsburg is difficult to learn or overly complicated. Rather, it features the building blocks commonly found in more complex games, but they are presented here in an approachable and easily digestible format. Kingsburg has moments of tactical and strategic thinking mixed with the right touch of randomness and risk-taking. Lastly, Kingsburg introduces the player to a new way to use dice that doesn’t involve the roll-and-move mechanism found in children’s games.

Game Overview

The realm of Kingsburg is under attack! Monstrous invaders are gathering at the borders, aiming to invade and plunder the realm! Your king has chosen you to take charge of a province on the border; you will manage your province and help defend the realm. To accomplish this, you must influence the King's advisors and the Royal Family to obtain gold, wood, stones, and soldiers to expand and defend your lands. But you are not the only governor seeking the aid of the advisers! The other players also seek to collect the best resources for their own territories.

  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Observation Observation
    Rewards careful watching with attention to details and behaviors in order to understand or arrive at a judgement.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
Game Details
  • Type: Light Hobby Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Andrea Chiarvesio, Luca Iennaco
  • Published: 2007
  • Game Length: Over 60 Minutes
  • Players: 2-5 Players
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