Rating: 8.2 Very Good
Popularity:86
Difficulty:Hard
Year:2011
Players: 1-4 players
Playing time: 150 minutes
Age:14+

Official Site: Mage Knght Board Game Wizkids site


Created by: Vlaada Chvátil, J. Lonnee, Chris Raimo, Milan Vavroň

Published by: WizKids, Asmodee, Giochi Uniti

Alternate Names: Mage Knight: Das Brettspiel, Mage Knight: Desková hra, Mage Knight: Gra Planszowa, Mage Knight: Il Gioco Da Tavolo, Mage Knight: Jeu de Plateau

Description:

The Mage Knight board game puts you in control of one of four powerful Mage Knights as you explore (and conquer) a corner of the Mage Knight universe under the control of the Atlantean Empire. Build your army, fill your deck with powerful spells and actions, explore caves and dungeons, and eventually conquer powerful cities controlled by this once-great faction! In competitive scenarios, opposing players may be powerful allies, but only one will be able to claim the land as their own. In cooperative scenarios, the players win or lose as a group. Solo rules are also included.

Combining elements of RPGs, deckbuilding, and traditional board games the Mage Knight board game captures the rich history of the Mage Knight universe in a self-contained gaming experience..

This is a complex game, and even afteryou play your first couple of games, you may still need to check the rules from time to time. For a smoother experience, we recommend this approach:

  • When playing, have the Site Description cards for all sites nearby. Each Site Description card provides all the rules for the given map site. It may use terms that are further explained in the Rulebook.

  • When playing, have the last page of this book within reach. It provides a useful summary of game phases and a table of combat abilities.

  • For scenario related rules (setup, special rules, end game conditions, scoring), consult the description of the given scenario in the Scenario Book. It may also refer to some more common scenario rules (like the dummy player or scoring); these are at the start of the Scenario Book.

  • If you want to check some generic rule (not related to a particular map site or scenario), use the Rulebook. It is organized in systematic way, and once you understand its structure, you will be able to navigate through it more easily. When searching for a particular rule or situation, consult the Table of Contents on this page to find which phase of the game the rule belongs. If it does not relate to a particular phase of the game, it will be probably in the Basic Game Concepts section.

  • The same applies ifyou are searching for more details of a site related rule (for example, to see how a mage tower iffects movement, search in the Movement section). The Rulebook refers to sites by text written like thi. Note that sites may share some rules according to their type (fortified sites, adventure sites and rampaging enemies).

  • Do not try to look up rules in the Game Walkthrough. You should be able to find all the rules in this book or on a Site Description card. If you have found the rule here but you are not sure how to interpret it, you may try to find its more detailed explanation in the Game Walkthrough.

Prices:
Retail Price:$69
Amazon:$59
Ebay:$65
Expansions:
Mage Knight Board Game: Krang Character Expansion
Mage Knight Board Game: Shades of Tezla Expansion
Mage Knight Board Game: The Lost Legion
Awards:
Origins Awards Best Board Game Nominee 2013
Spiel der Spiele Hit für Experten Recommended 2012
International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee 2012
Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner 2012
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