Just as it is in a modern metropolis, space is at a premium in the game of Cathedral. This game is a developer's dream! Cathedral challenges two players to place as many buildings as possible within the walls of a medieval city. There are two sets (light and dark) of hardwood buildings of various sizes. To begin the game, one player places the cathedral on the grid of the walled city. Then the two players vie for the remaining land. Their goal is to place their own buildings while thwarting their opponent's land-grabbing tendencies. If a player can completely surround one of his/her opponent's buildings, that building is removed from the board and the space gobbled up by a different building. The game ends up resembling a puzzle that must be thoughtfully pieced together. The winner is the player whose unplaced buildings would occupy the least amount of space in the city. Fans of chess should enjoy exercising their strategizing muscles on this one. The hardwood board measures 9.25 inches square. --Wendy Slotboom
Cathedral Classic from Family Games is a beautiful version of the popular Cathedral game. To win this classic strategy game, you must battle to gain the most space as you build castles on the game board. If you can block and out-maneuver your opponent at every turn, you'll claim the victory. With its beautifully finished hardwood game pieces, the game looks different every time you play. Cathedral is an elegant game that includes an all-wood game board and castle pieces in a variety of shapes and sizes. Recommended for 2 players ages 8 and up. Board dimensions: 11'' x 3.5'' x 11''. Family Games is committed to selling safe, creative games of the highest quality. Our products are manufactured using environmentally safe and socially responsible methods. All the wood used in manufacturing was either from surplus wood from furniture factories or farmed trees from re-growth forests.