The King’s Dilemma
The Kings Dilemma
Legacy games or legacy elements in games are being seen more frequently. These are essentially games where stories elements change the game for good. The first wave of these games saw destructible elements, where you would literally rip up pieces of the game or alter them permanently with a pen.
The King’s Dilemma is a fully fledged narrative game with legacy elements. It makes use of branching stories where the choices of the players change the outcomes and what will happen. You and the other players represent the King’s most trusted advisors. Each round you will make decisions together, but the cost of making those decisions will affect the well being of the house you also represent.
At the start of a round a ‘dilemma’ card is drawn giving you and the other players a problem to resolve. While ultimately you must act to keep the Kingdom alive, you also want your own house to have an advantage. This tension will mean bargaining and bartering with the other houses. What will you give up to further you own needs?
The King’s Dilemma has received rave reviews for the strength of it’s story and the weight of the decisions. Playing into the politics of shows like Game of Thrones and setting you up as a shaker and mover in the background.
It’s fair to say that there is nothing quite like The King’s Dilemma, providing as it does, a unique chance to shape the destiny of a Kingdom.
Player count: 3-5
Time: 45-60 minutes
Age rating: 14+