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Castle Danger

A perfect-information abstract for two Kings ready for war.

Castle Danger is a 2-player, turn-based, full-information, strategy game. It is played on a rectangular board, divided into squares -- 9 columns by 7 rows. The middle column on the board is an impassible river, leaving each player with a 4x7 section of the board on which to control their pieces.

Six (6) different types of pieces are used in the game: a single King per player (must be protected), Wizards (gives the player more moves to use each turn), Builders (add/remove Walls from the board), Cannons (shoot cannonballs at opponent's pieces), Walls (intercept cannonballs -- used to give protection to other pieces), and Fire (placed on the board wherever a cannonball lands).

If a player's "portal" square (the middle square in their outside column) is open at the start of the turn, the player can add a new piece on that square.

The first player to hit their opponent's King with a cannonball is the winner.


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Why buy this?

If you are looking for alternatives to Chess or Checkers ... take a look at Castle Danger.

  • Add a new piece to the board each turn
  • Build walls to protect your pieces
  • Use cannons to blow up your opponent's pieces




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Publish Date March 23, 2018
Edition 10th Anniversary
Department Board Games
Genre Abstract
Theme Castles
Setting Medieval
Audience Hardcore Gamer
Primary Mechanic Action Points
If You Like Chess
More Info Castle Danger web site


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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