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
Get medieval on your opponents with every exciting turn in Cathedral. This classic competitive building game asks you to build faster and smarter than your opponent within a walled city. Beautiful finished hardwood complete the look of this different-every-time board game. 2 players complete for space in a medieval walled city. Build your castles and outmaneuver your opponent. All-wood game and castle pieces. Recommended for ages 8 and up; 2 players. Board dimensions: 11L x 3.5H x 11W inches.