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.
By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.
Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won't play the same game twice!
Kingdom Builder FAQ - please read before posting questions in the forum.
TDT # 241 - Nolstagia and Games
In this show, we kick off our annual fund raiser, with our cool new Dice Towers, and Geoff talks about pain and games. The Chief delves into Kickstarter, Andrew talks about a Few Acres of Snow, and Tom and Eric talk about 21 games in 21 minutes. We give the latest news, and talk about nolstagic games that weren't quite as good as we remembered.