“[Kingdom 18] is inviting to new players, yet provides enough of the bluffing (if you wish) and deduction components to attract players that prefer a more strategic game.” – Everything Board Games
Kingdom 18 is a pseudo-deck builder with hints of a blind-bidding game where 2 players compete to conquer the most expansive kingdom. Each player starts with an identical hand of 4 cards which they will place face down on available kingdoms. Players may choose to use politics or warfare to sway the new lands but have to be must watch out for an opponent’s shield or assassin that can steal their strength. In addition to game end scoring, kingdom cards also have their own ability that players could use. As kingdom cards are scored, they are shuffled with the starting hand and four cards are drawn for the next turn. The player with the strongest kingdom by game’s end is the winner!
Kingdom 18 plays in under 15 minutes with 2 Players. Game Design and Art by Jason Glover!