The Castles of Burgundy is a detailed strategy game set in the Loire Valley of France during medieval times. Players assume the role of princes trying to build the greatest estates in the land by becoming more prosperous than their competitors. Over the course of five rounds, players collect points by trading, livestock farming, city building and scientific research. They must buy and sell goods or labor and use action tiles for building, shipping, mining, livestock and knowledge across two game boards. The game is designed for 2-4 board gamers ages 12 and up.
Immersive Game of Fame and Fortune Set in 15th Century France
A detailed strategy game for dedicated gamers set in medieval France.
15th Century princes devote time and effort to strategically trading and building their prosperity and their estates.
Designed for players who relish strategy games composed with intricate details, colorful artwork and quality construction, The Castles of Burgundy challenges players with strategic options to acquire the victory points they need to win the game. Players work between the main game board and their own personal game board to acquire the possesions, points, wealth and knowledge they need to earn victory points. The quest begins from the moment the game starts until it ends, keeping everyone fully engaged and thinking of creative ways to buy, trade or sell as a means of amassing their fortune. Advanced game play rules are included.
A Complex Strategy Game that Challenges Players to Think Ahead and Plan Big
A game of both subtle and overt strategy, wit and patience, The Castles of Burgundy sparks the imagination with its various animals, land, building and ship tiles, as well as the give and take between the two game boards. Intricate play details promote cause and effect, attention to detail, mathematical calculations and patience. Since the game is played over five rounds, players must develop a strategy and keep the game's objectives clear in their minds over a lengthy time period. Players compete against one another, but also against themselves, as they test strategies that could help them amass their assets more quickly than their opponents.
Players Manage Assets and Sharpen Their Business Skills
The Castles of Burgundy is for players who prefer games of strategy to those of luck. This is a game with historical perspective with the inspiring theme of France during medieval times. Players must be alert and ready to think clearly across two game boards, intricate details and multiple areas at once.
What's In The Box?
164 six-sided tiles, 42 goods tiles, 20 Silverlings (game's currency), 30 worker tiles, 12 bonus tiles, 4 victory tiles, 8 playing pieces, 9 dice, 1 game board, 6 player boards, 1 set of instructions
From the Manufacturer
15th century princes from the Loire Valley devote their efforts to strategic trading and building in order to bring their estates prosperity and prominence throughout Burgundy. Two dice set the action options, but the players always make the final choices. Trading, livestock farming, city building or scientific research many different paths lead to the prosperity and prominence of the players. The many ways to gain victory points in this building game require careful thought and extensive planning ahead. The different estates ensure that no two games are alike and that the game remains challenging for long time.