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16 February 2024
Darren Werner

THE LAST KINGDOM BOARD GAME: A GAME OF WAR, POLITICS, AND INTRIGUE

INDIE TCG AND BOARDGAMES SERIES – THE LAST KINGDOM BOARD GAME: A GAME OF WAR, POLITICS, AND INTRIGUE

Welcome TCG and Boardgames lovers! It’s been a while since our last article, but we’re back with exciting news. To kick off this year, we’ll be reviewing The Last Kingdom Board Game, inspired by the popular Netflix show. This game, brought to us by Gamelyn Games, the creators of the renowned Tiny Epic series, offers an immersive experience in the war-torn lands of Britain.



The Last Kingdom Board Game, designed by John D Clair, is a strategy game that puts players in the shoes of influential commanders and politicians during the tumultuous time of the Saxon-Dane conflict in 872. As the great kingdoms of Britain fight for dominance, it’s up to you to tilt the scales of power and shape the birth of a new nation.

This game shines in its emphasis on politics and diplomacy, making it best suited for 3 or more players. If you enjoy bluffing and engaging in strategic negotiations, The Last Kingdom is the game for you. With a recommended age of 14+ and a playtime ranging from 60 to 150 minutes, it offers a deep and immersive gaming experience.



In The Last Kingdom Board Game, players choose to align themselves with either the Saxons or the Danes, selecting a leader who will determine their unique abilities and starting cards. Through drafting cards, commanding armies, and gaining affinity with different factions, players position themselves strategically on the battlefield. The game also features a dynamic market of actions accessible to all players and intense battles fought in five regions. Victory points are awarded based on alignment and affinity, with the player accumulating the most points emerging as the ruler of Britain. If you want the complete rules, you can download them here or check them out on Dized. I recommend watching the video below to get a better idea of the gameplay and how the game is played.



The game components are simply outstanding, including 18 character figurines and 65 army tokens, among other high-quality components. The attention to detail adds to the immersive experience and enhances the overall gameplay.



Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the Netflix series, The Last Kingdom Board Game offers everything a lover of intrigue and politics desires. The concept of drafting cards at random adds an exciting element of surprise and strategic decision-making. If you’re interested in delving deeper into the game rules, you can find the watch below video.



In conclusion, The Last Kingdom Board Game is a must-play for strategy enthusiasts seeking a rich and immersive experience. With its engaging gameplay mechanics, dynamic allegiances, and high-quality components, it offers an exciting journey through the war-torn lands of Britain. Will you betray your allies for power? Can you shape the birth of a new nation and ultimately rule it all? The fate of Britain lies in your hands.


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