“In a republic every Italian would insist upon being President, and the result would be chaos.”

Kingdom of Italy

Military, Economic, & Political warfare of Italy’s social revolution (1861 - 1945)

Set midst the chaotic Italian Social Revolution (1861-1946), Kingdom of Italy will astound you with its fast moving play, simple mechanics, involved strategies, and sudden turn of fortune. It's a game that balances resource management, warfare, and political diplomacy - one the entire family can enjoy - especially those who relish blind-siding an opponent or combining forces against the game's leader, be they the King, the Pope, or Prime Minister.

Kingdom of Italy pits the three dominate social classes of 1861 - 1946 (Royal, Cleric, and Populist) against each other. You'll have to choose wisely to win. Support Italy's King, Pope, or Prime Minister to gain control of a newly unified Italy. Devise strategies for creating a political, economic, and military power base. Grow your power by adding cities and their resources, appointing political leaders, and leading strategic military attacks.

BUT BEWARE!

Your enemies know your weaknesses! Without the appropriate military, political, or economic strategies in place, allies may turn into enemies, deposing your leaders, instigating revolts in your cities, stripping you of income and might. Kingdom of Italy realistically reenacts the turmoil and ruthless tactics of Italy’s past - bringing a totally new level of strategy and competitiveness to card games. Diplomacy, risk taking, military planning, deception, and a sudden turn of fortune are all viable avenues for gaining the upper hand.

Will you seek friendship and allies or take what could be yours?

Will you appoint leaders supporting Pope Pius XI or secularize cities to take over Parliament?

Will you employ spies and instigate revolts to overthrow the game's leader or focus on building military might?

The choices are yours in the Kingdom of Italy!

Thoughtful artwork on every card transports you to Italy's cities, its culture, and complex past.

Review Kingdom of Italy - Wikipedia to better understand and appreciate the game's historic accuracy and inspiration.


Components

DocumentDocument (1)
Small Square DeckSmall Square Deck (1 deck of 43 cards)
Small Square DeckSmall Square Deck (1 deck of 3 cards)
Small Square DeckSmall Square Deck (1 deck of 26 cards)

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Requirements

time30-60
players2-4
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Unique mix of resource management, combat, & power-politics
  • Fast paced & fiercely competitive
  • Faithfully reenacts the social conflicts leading up to WWII


Vitals

DesignerCuriosity Gaming
Average Rating (3)
Publish DateMay 22, 2015
Edition2.02 (Released July 2017)
DepartmentCard Games
GenreHistoric
ThemeEmpire Building
SettingAlternate Past
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
More InfoKingdom of Italy web site



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