Crusader Kings’ Soap Opera Strategy Hits The Tabletop Soon

July 10, 2019 by brennon

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Fria Ligan (Free League Publishing) has announced that Crusader Kings: The Board Game, created in partnership with Paradox Interactive, is going to be released on August 1st 2019!

Crusader Kings Box - Fria Ligan

Working in much the same way as the PC game on which it is based, you will be leading your Kingdom to glory or perhaps ruin. You will need to plot and survive dangerous invasions, crusades and even the cursed political marriage! You will be plotting out the future of your Kingdom within each game, hoping to keep your lineage intact and away from the clutches of a zealous Catholic church at the same time!

  • Character Focus. The game brings characters and dynasties to the forefront, using traits and events to develop the characters and the story.
  • Grand Strategy. Crusader Kings is a grand strategy game at heart, and so is the board game. To win, you will need to plan decades ahead and outwit your opponents.
  • Emergent Storytelling. Like the computer game, the board game has an events system (using cards) that interacts with the game mechanics to create unexpected and memorable story twists.
  • Steeped in History. The board game is based on historical characters and events of the Middle Ages, letting you relive – and change – the course of actual history.

The game sounds like a great option for those that like their grand strategy and it helps that it looks very pretty too!

Crusader Kings Gameplay - Fria Ligan

From all accounts, the game really does echo the PC game very well and focuses in on character development and smart tactical choices. That might include you somehow getting rid of a particularly terrible part of your family in an unhappy accident.

The game will also be playable at Gen Con this year so if you're interested in giving it a try before you dive in, make sure to check it out.

Are you going to be snapping up this game at the start of August?

"From all accounts, the game really does echo the PC game very well..."

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