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Wars of the Roses - Rosenkönig

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$2.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1997
# 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
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Rosenkönig
Alternate Names
Le Roi Des Roses
Rosenkonig
Rozenkoning
Texas
ローゼンケーニッヒ
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Originally published as Texas by db-Spiele.

The battle between farmers and ranchers is fairly abstract. A single pawn travels on a square grid. Each player has a hand of cards face up. These each have a direction and a distance. The player can either draw a card and add it to his hand, or play a card. If he plays a card, then the pawn moves the appropriate distance to an empty square, and the player places one of his markers. Each player also has judge symbols that can each be used only once. The judge lets you move onto a previously placed opposition marker and reverse it. Players score points for each contiguous region equal to the square of the number of markers. If a player is not careful, such a move may be forced, as there is a maximum number of cards that a player may hold.

Contains rules for playing with 4 (in two partnerships of two players).

Later republished 1999 as Rosenkönig by Kosmos, as part of the two-player game series. The republication also included a re-theming of the game. The setting changed from Texas to England, and the factions changed from farmers and ranchers to the factions of the Plantagenet family from the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485) - the Lancaster (red rose) and the York (white rose) factions in a similarly abstracted fashion.

Rosenkönig is part of the Kosmos two-player series.

Online Play

  • Yucata (turn-based)
  • YourturnMyturn (turn-based or with AI, under the name "War of the Roses")
  • Brettspielnetz.de (turn-based)
  • Feuerteufel. Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web, with notification emails. For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!
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Components: (Kosmos version)

  • 1 rule book
  • 1 crown rule
  • 1 playing board
  • 8 hero cards (4 with each player's rose icon)
  • 24 power cards (3 cards in 3 values in each of the 8 directions)
  • 52 double-sided markers (red rose/white rose)

Online play

  • Brettspielnetz.de (turn-based, German) direct link
  • Feuerteufel. Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web. For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!
  • Yucata (turn-based, German, English)
  • Yourturnmyturn (turn-based, under the name "War of the Roses")

There is also an iPhone version of this game, called Wars of the Roses.

Microbadges: http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_Rosenkonig.gif

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Rozenkoning
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White Goblin Games Dutch first edition
Publisher: White Goblin Games
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Year: 2013
Size: 8.07 x 8.07 x 1.97 inches
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Release Date: Aug 12, 2013
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Kosmos German Sixth Edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Tanja Donner, Anke Pohl, Thilo Rick, Andreas Steiner, Claus Stephanmore»
Year: 2012
Product Code: 691790
Size: 8.07 x 8.07 x 1.97 inches
German
Release Date: Feb 2012
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Rosenkönig
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German fifth tin-box edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Andreas Steiner, Claus Stephan
Year: 2010
Product Code: 691127
Size: 8.00 x 8.00 x 2.00 inches
1.00 pounds
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Rosenkönig
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Kosmos German Fourth Edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Andreas Steiner
Year: 2008
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
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Le Roi Des Roses
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Tilsit French First Edition
Publisher: KOSMOS, Tilsit
Artist: Andreas Steiner
Year: 2000
Product Code: 683818
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
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1 Rosenkonig Scoresheet
Simple scoresheet to aid final scoring. 3 Sheets per page (A4 Landscape)
English
2015-07-11
0 Rosenkönig RO
Acesta este regulamentul pentru jocul Rosenkonig. Regulamentul a fost conceput special pentru varianta in cutie metalica. El poate fi modificat cum se doreste (.docx)
Romanian
2014-12-11
0 Rosenkönig Tuckbox
A tuckbox for Rosenkönig
English
2014-11-27
4 Ice Wizards Game Board
This is the board to go with my Ice Wizards re-theme. It is A3 but if you cannot print A3 size it will print on 2 normal pages. Feedback/thumbs up gratefully received thank you :o)
English
2013-04-07
4 Ice Wizards Game Cards
This is the cards to go with my Ice Wizards re-theme. I have laminated using credit card sized laminating pouches but could use larger and cut down. Feedback/thumbs up gratefully received thank you :o)
English
2013-04-07
3 Ice Wizards Rules
This is my Ice Wizards re-theme. Components in files and photos in images. Feedback/thumbs up gratefully received thank you :o)
English
2013-04-07
4 Greek Rulebook
Rosenkonig rulebook translated to greek.
Greek
2012-06-13
8 Rosenkonig - Resumen de reglas.
Resumen de reglas en castellano de "Rosenkönig".
Spanish
2011-07-01
9 Rosenkönig Dutch.doc
Rules in Dutch
2006-05-05
59 Rosenkoenig.pdf
Rules from Texas.doc, formatted for box, with image scans added.
2004-11-18
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