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A grand strategy board game of rival kings and dynasties in medieval Europe, based on the acclaimed computer game Crusader Kings. LATE PLEDGES AVAILABLE NOW!
A grand strategy board game of rival kings and dynasties in medieval Europe, based on the acclaimed computer game Crusader Kings. LATE PLEDGES AVAILABLE NOW!
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Moving into final production

Posted by Fria Ligan (Creator)


It's been a while since the last update, apologies for the radio silence. We have been busy finishing the second full prototype of the game, which we are now playtesting for final balancing - you can see a snapshot of this above. :)

The new prototype includes a new rulebook, which you can download a full PDF of here - feel free to comment on it directly in the Dropbox web interface or here in the comments. Note that final proofing is not done on this PDF.

In other news, we are now working with the factory on final production. The thing that takes the longest to manufacture are the miniatures, so that's already underway. Below, you can see some schematics of the minis (note that colors are not the correct ones), and also some images from the factory detailing how the components will be positioned in the box (which has grown from 70 mm thick to 100 mm to make room for everything).

Playtesting and final production is taking a little longer than planned, so shipping will likely be delayed to December or January. We apologize for this delay, and hope for your understanding that it's all due to our ambition to make Crusader Kings - The Board Game the best game it can possibly be.

Finally - the Essen Spiel board game convention in Germany is approaching quickly, and there we will for the first time demo the final prototype of Crusader Kings - The Board Game. Look for us at the Paradox Interactive booth (5A104). Hope to see many of you there! We are live on the GeekPreview list for this year's Essen, and if you want to give the game a "thumbs up" and a "must have" or "interested" rating, it would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

/Free League

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    1. Liam Robinson on

      This looks great. Does the box have room for possible expansion?

    2. Fria Ligan 19-time creator on

      @AkatsukiEmpire: This will be changed - in the final game, you will be able to choose which area is off-limits when playing with less than 5 players.

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      Andrew Narog on

      Is it intentional that Roberto il Guiscardo is both honest and deceitful?

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      AkatsukiEmpire on

      I have read the rules and I definitely can't wait to play. I have a few questions regarding the off limits rules. Does it have to be Spain and/or Italy to be off limits when there are less than 5 players? Can we choose which cultures gets off limits? Can we use the AI from the 1-2 player game for 3-4 players?

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      Ran Frimark on

      I don't like the fact that as far as I managed to glimpse the British Isles in the map it still seems incorrectly divided between the Saxon kingdoms.
      I know I wasn't the only one who commented on that and I really hope this is not the final production version of the map.

      Aside from that - it looks great.

    6. Fria Ligan 19-time creator on

      @Peter Stone: Thank you!

    7. Fria Ligan 19-time creator on

      @Albert Bergquist: Good point! We are actually already discussing this with the factory right now.

    8. Fria Ligan 19-time creator on

      @Jason Prozinski: Thanks! Yes, we should be able to share the card files too. We'll get back to you on that.

    9. Fria Ligan 19-time creator on

      @BryTheBeav: Not just yet! Stay tuned for news on that.

    10. Fria Ligan 19-time creator on

      @Isaiah Tanenbaum: I believe there should be room for it, but I'll have to get back to you to confirm.

    11. BryTheBeav

      Any news on the rules for the Royal Addition added minis?

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      Jason Prozinski on

      The rule book looks really good. Though I noticed on pg10 the icon for the marry action appears to be the build icon. Also will it be possible to get a digital copy of the action cards and developments as well. It would make it easier to understand the rules and effects of cards.

    13. Albert Bergquist on

      I'm a little worried a 2 point attachment on the horses might be too weak, have you double checked strength or do you need to reposition them slightly to have e.g. 3+ hoofs on the ground?

    14. strewth78 on

      Seeing the inserts makes me wish I'd gone for the full package. Rats!

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      Peter Stone on

      Loving the expanded mechanics for critical draws. You guys are fantastic at incorporating feedback! Happy to wait as long as you need to get the game where you want it.

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      Martin Forsman on

      If shipping is done in December-January that's still quicker then I had expected considering the vast amount of extra stuff that have been added via the stretchgoals.

    17. Isaiah Tanenbaum

      Just confirming: will this box accommodate sleeved cards?