King & Assassins (2013)

Average Rating: 7.17/10
Board Game Rank: 1881
Thematic Rank: 258
Family Game Rank: 469
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Year Published
2013
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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King & Assassins
Alternate Names
Król i Zabójcy
Tod dem Tyrannen!
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King and Assassins is an asymmetrical fantasy game of strategy and deception for two players. One player controls a vile king and his knightly lackeys who try to force their way into the castle through a mob of wrathful citizens. The other player controls the mob itself and – more importantly – three assassins who hide among the crowd hoping to kill or stop the ruler long enough for the people to deal with him using their bare fists. The king has only so much time before he is overpowered by his own subjects but using guile and swords of his guards he may be able to eliminate the assassins and hopefully escape into the safety of his palace.

The gameplay is based upon Action Cards which show a limited number of Action Points available to both sides. First, the king and his knights move around the board securing their position or eliminating dangers by pushing aside the crowd, then the assassins hidden among the crowd prepare for their lethal strike by killing guards or making the king's progress slower. It's up to the players to make the most of the Action Points available in the current round. The king's player wins if he manages to escape from the board using one of the exits or if his knights eliminate all the assassins. The assassins win if they kill the king by dealing him two wounds or stall him long enough so that the Action Card deck is depleted.

Choose your strategy, hide the assassins among twelve beautifully illustrated citizens and play two different scenarios, each with a multitude of choices, in this simple yet rewarding game. And remember, every familiar face may conceal a sharp blade!

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Tod dem Tyrannen!
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German first edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
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Year: 2014
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Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
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Release Date: Nov 29, 2014
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Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Tomasz Chistowski, Grzegorz Rutkowski, Michał Teliga
Year: 2013
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Galakta
Artist: Tomasz Chistowski, Grzegorz Rutkowski, Michał Teliga
Year: 2013
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4 King & Assassins traducido al español
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2014-02-24
7 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for King & Assassins.
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2014-01-10
7 King & Assassins - German Rulebook
German rulebook to the game.
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2013-10-31
32 King & Assassins - English Rulebook
English rulebook.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1881
Thematic Rank: 258
Family Game Rank: 469
Num Ratings: 293
Average Rating: 7.17
Standard Deviation: 1.22
Num Views: 47937
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.8
Fans: 32
Personal Comments: 77
Users Owning: 387
Users Wanting: 78
Users Trading: 6 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 809
Plays This Month: 20
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