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To Court the King (2006)

Average Rating: 6.48/10
Board Game Rank: 1041
Strategy Game Rank: 587
Family Game Rank: 287
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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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To Court the King
Alternate Names
Um Krone und Kragen
王への請願 (Petition to the King)
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In this game, the players are petitioners at the royal court, trying to gain the King's favor. To do so, they must first gain the help of the servants and petty officials at the court, who can then help them gain access to the nobility, who, in turn, can help to reach the king.

The game is played in turns. On their turn, a player will gather his dice, roll them, set aside at least one, and roll the remaining dice again, until all dice have been set aside. After that, he gets to select a character who will help him. Each character requires a certain combination of dice (such as two pairs or dice that show at least 30 points). The character will give the player some benefits on later rolls, such as an additional die or the ability to modify the results of a roll.

The game ends when a player gains the support of the Queen (and temporary favor of the King, winning ties in the final roll-off). Now, all players try to gain a dice result of as many equal dice as possible (7x 2s, 8x 6s, etc). The player who gets the longest, highest result gains the favor of the King and wins.

Contents: 12 Dice, 60 character cards, 5 player aids, 1 marker, rules.

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王への請願 (Petition to the King)
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Japanese first edition
Publisher: cosaic
Artist: Taira Akitsu
Year: 2015
Size: 6.02 x 3.98 x 1.85 inches
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Release Date: Apr 25, 2015
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German first edition
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Artist: Volkan Baga
Year: 2006
Product Code: 6710
Size: 6.70 x 4.90 x 2.10 inches
0.75 pounds
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English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Volkan Baga
Year: 2006
Product Code: 6710-US
Size: 6.70 x 4.90 x 2.10 inches
0.75 pounds
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Die Gründe warum ich die original Karten neu entworfen habe: -diese sind viel kleiner und handlicher, somit braucht man deutlich weniger Platz fürs Spiel (warum sind die originalen so riesig?) -bessere Übersicht: Kosten oben und die wichtigeren Fähigkeiten unten nahe neben den Kartennamen -klarere und einfachere Beschreibung der Kosten (warum Symbole dafür?) und Fähigkeiten (oft sind kürzere Sätze besser als Symbolik) -mehr Infos auf der Vorderseite: Kartenrang oben links und mindestens benötigte Anzahl Würfel oben rechts -ein Schon-Benutzt-Symbol auf der Rückseite (Ich bevorzuge die Karten umzudrehen statt zu tappen) Wenn man einen Scharlatan erwirbt legt man den Hofnarr zurück in den Karten-Pool Es habe zwei Versionen vom Philosophen uznd Feldherrn gemacht. Bei Fehlern oder...
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3 Teaching aid for To Court the King - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
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Rulebook of this fantastic card game translated to spanish.
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