Brace yourself, the backstabbing and intrigue of medieval Europe is being brought to life in the real world. Sort of. Free League Publishing and Paradox Interactive are bringing the best-selling and award-winning game Crusader Kings to life as a tabletop board game.
Free League Publishing and Paradox Interactive are proud to present Crusader Kings – The Board Game, based on the acclaimed grand strategy computer game. Free League Publishing is the development team behind the award-winning tabletop RPGs Tales from the Loop, Coriolis – The Third Horizon and Mutant: Year Zero.
In this medieval strategy soap opera, your King or Queen will need to survive invasions, plots, crusades, and even marriage. Or at least have children, siblings or spouses standing by to take over the throne. Failure to raise a suitable heir could face you with the end of your dynasty. Oh dear!
Get a first glimpse of Free League's and Paradox’s upcoming tabletop title.
As a ruler, you need to be shrewd in the realm of diplomacy and intrigue and make and break alliances with others. Grow your wealth and military power, build and develop your dominion, while at the same time fulfill your duty to partake in the crusades to the Holy Land. All the while experiencing events of the strange and dangerous life of a medieval ruler. While at the same time matchmaking your family tree in order to groom your dynasty’s traits over the generations.
You are a Crusader King, striving for wealth and power across the continent. Across generations. Reshape the history of medieval Europe in your own image – if only that dimwitted son of yours set to inherit the throne doesn't spoil your grand plans. Crusader Kings – The Board Game captures the essence of the Crusader Kings experience, in a physical tabletop format. This is a strategy game at heart, but with a special focus on characters, intrigue, and juicy medieval drama. It’s a big, beautiful game centered on a map of medieval Europe, using hundreds of cards for actions, characters and events and 70 well-crafted plastic miniatures to represent knights, armies, castles, and more. To win, you will need to groom your family, build mighty castles, develop your dominion, be shrewd in the realm of diplomacy and intrigue, and use your vassals wisely to grow your wealth and military power. You must survive invasions, plots, plagues, crusades to the Holy Land – and marriage! Or at least have children or siblings standing by to take over the throne if your regent dies. Failure to raise a suitable heir can mean the end of your dynasty. Crusader Kings – The Board Game boils down the unique strategy/RPG combination of Crusader Kings to an intense tabletop experience of 2-3 hours.
Note: Free League originally funded the development of Crusader Kings in 2018 Kickstarter campaign.