All-time low: £18.19 on 19/11/2015
The Castles of Burgundy is a detailed strategy game set in the Loire Valley of France during medieval times. Players assume the role of princes trying to build the greatest estates in the land by becoming more prosperous than their competitors. Over the course of five rounds, players collect points by trading, livestock farming, city building and scientific research.
They must buy and sell goods or labour and use action tiles for building, shipping, mining, livestock and knowledge across two game boards. The game is designed for 2-4 board gamers ages 12 and up.
A game of both subtle and overt strategy, wit and patience, The Castles of Burgundy sparks the imagination with its various animals, land, building and ship tiles, as well as the give and take between the two game boards. Intricate play details promote cause and effect, attention to detail, mathematical calculations and patience. Since the game is played over five rounds, players must develop a strategy and keep the game's objectives clear in their minds over a lengthy time period.
Players compete against one another, but also against themselves, as they test strategies that could help them amass their assets more quickly than their opponents.
The Castles of Burgundy is for players who prefer games of strategy to those of luck. This is a game with historical perspective with the inspiring theme of France during medieval times. Players must be alert and ready to think clearly across two game boards, intricate details and multiple areas at once.
This is a retired product.