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The Rose King
  • The Rose King
  • The Rose King
Availability In Stock
Designer Dirk Henn
Artist Tanja Donner, Anke Pohl, Thilo Rick, Andreas Steiner, Claus Stephan
Publisher KOSMOS
Year Published 1992
# of Players 2
Suggested Min. Age 10+
Play Time 30 Minutes
The battle between farmers and ranchers is fairly abstract. A single pawn travels on a square grid. Each player has a hand of cards face up. These each have a direction and a distance. The player can either draw a card and add it to his hand, or play a card. If he plays a card, then the pawn moves the appropriate distance to an empty square, and the player places one of his markers. Each player also has judge symbols that can each be used only once. The judge lets you move onto a previously placed opposition marker and reverse it. Players score points for each contiguous region equal to the square of the number of markers. If a player is not careful, such a move may be forced, as there is a maximum number of cards that a player may hold.