The King’s Will
In AD 962 Otto the Great becomes Holy Roman Emperor. In this age of the itinerant kingship he doesn‘t rule from a capitaly but travels from palace to palace. In „The King‘s Will“ the players assume the role of the dukes whose palaces the King is visiting. They try to find out what the King‘s current will is and climb in his favor while they steadily enlarge tehir duchies. After four rounds, the player who proves himself to be the best in meeting the wishes of the King will win the game.
Designers:Hans-Peter Stoll
Artists:Harald Lieske
Development:Uli Blennemann (Spielworxx)
Publishers:Blackfire Games
About the game

In this strategy boardgame, players strive to know and fulfill The King‘s Will. 2 – 4 players dare to choose the optimal strategy for every situation. Hidden, random victory conditions are making each session unique. Shared actions reduce downtime to a minimum.

  • 2-4 players
  • 10+ years
  • 60+ minutes
Game content
  • 1 the King’s Will board
  • 1 administrative board
  • 1 action board
  • 35 settlements (12 hamlets, 10 castles, 8 monasteries, 5 villages)
  • 16 resource markers (4 pieces of wood (brown), leather (red), stones (grey), food (yellow))
  • 9 action tiles
  • 32 marker discs (8 pieces per player color)
  • 4 small warehouses
  • 4 warehouse expansions
  • 16 King’s Will cards
  • 4 construction costs cards
  • 8 travel tiles
  • 36 terrain tiles (mountain, forest, meadow, corn, hill, lake)
  • 21 building tiles
  • 36 peasants
  • 83 victory point tokens