Best Medieval Theme Games (Castles, Knights and the Like)
Roger Summers
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Need serious help with this one. There seems to be a big shortage for good games in this arena. Catan does carry this theme very well, Carcassonne does a little, so there is some criteria for you. Please add what you feel would be useful to steer us in the right directions. Work in progress..
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1. Board Game: Kingmaker [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1700]
Roger Summers
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One of the best in many opinions. Bit of a history teacher. Just plain fun and well executed with concise rules. Easy enough to grasp and hard to execute stragety.
 
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2. Board Game: Catan: Cities & Knights [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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While not historical, very, very, flavorful of the medieval period. Trully one of the greatest games ever created.
 
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3. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:299]
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Dying to play this with somebody! Seems to create aspects of the medieval time period well.
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4. Board Game: Weapons and Warriors: Castle Combat Set [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:6677]
Roger Summers
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Working catapults! Ability to reduce a castle to rubble! While a game I would not pull out for sessions, I will readily set them up and knock them down with a group of kids.
 
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5. Board Game: Warrior Knights [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2830]
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While not at all a history teacher, looks to have tons of theme.
 
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6. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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Looks like a total immersion into the medieval theme but does it play?? Reviewers here seem to think so.
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7. Board Game: Ikusa [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:689]
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Europe didnt have all the trouble during this period. Again not too historical but lots and lots of theme. Angisan!
 
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8. Board Game: Cry Havoc [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2412] [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked]
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This just looks superb to me. Sounds like it plays just fine to. Looking at it makes me feel like Im in the middle ages.
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9. Board Game: Blood Royale [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2871]
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Game Suggestion Credit:Michael Debije(mi_de)

Description says this one is about politics more than warfare. Definitely need more of that!
 
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10. Board Game: Excalibur [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:4978]
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Sure looks pretty dont it? Legends of the middle ages could qualify as long as they maintained a pure historical flavor (fantasy excluded).
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11. Board Game: Great Medieval Battles [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
Ray
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Carpentersville
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Ahh. Now these were the days...
 
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12. Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:2504]
Ray
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Should it be reprinted?
 
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13. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1481]
Paul Boos
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Falls Church
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An abstract strategy game based on controlling a Medieval City. Maybe not the battle and trading themes on this list - but definitely one to include!
 
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14. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:341]
Noel
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History, diplomacy, peasant revolts...
 
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15. Board Game: With Sword and Shield [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:12510]
Magnus Nordlöf
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This is truly a great fighting game that takes you back to the midieval chivalry of fighting with sword and shield.
 
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16. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:317]
Kevin So
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Knights of the round table, slaying dragons, grabbing excalibur, and questing for the Holy Grail. Very strong medieval theme.

Medieval Themes: Knights, Castles, Black Knight duel, magic, Holy Grail, Excalibur, Knights of the round table.
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17. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:364]
Kevin So
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Cooperative game about saving towns, defeating monsters, and just staying alive as best as possible.

Medieval theme: Knights, Wizards, Dragons, defending cities.
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18. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:266]
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Though the player doesn't control a knight directly, their role is to protect their province from invasions by hiring knights/armies while balancing the need for resources to build a sucessful town with town halls, wizard towers, and more.

Medieval themes: Wizardry, Knights, defending from attacks, Defense building, King and Queen, Castle, invasions.
 
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19. Board Game: Castle Panic [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:811]
David McCartney
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Delaware
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Knights, Archers, Orcs and more!
 
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