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

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Kingdom of Italy

Ruthless warfare during Italy’s social revolution (1861 - 1945)

As a powerful political leader during Italy's tumultuous social revolution (1861-1946) you'll have to wisely choose leaders, causes, and adapt to your opponent's tactics to win. Support Italy's King, Pope, and/or Prime Minister to gain control of a newly unified Italy. You'll devise clever strategies for creating your political, economic, and military power base. Grow your power by adding cities and their resources, appointing political leaders, and leading military attacks.

BUT BEWARE!

Your enemies can implement their own military, political, or economic strategies to exploit your weaknesses. Allies may turn into enemies, deposing your leaders, instigating revolts in your cities, stripping you of your income and might.

Kingdom of Italy realistically reenacts the turmoil and ruthless tactics from 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 and their consequences are yours in the Kingdom of Italy!

INSPIRATION: Set amidst the chaotic Italian Social Revolution (1861-1946), review Kingdom of Italy - Wikipedia to better understand and appreciate the game's historical accuracy and inspiration. Kingdom of Italy will astound you with its fast-moving play, simple mechanics, involved strategies, and a 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.

Its a great Italian Dinner game night treat with the thoughtful artwork on every card transporting you to Italy's cities, its culture, and complex past.


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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


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DesignerCuriosity Gaming
Average Rating (3)
Publish DateMay 22, 2015
Edition2.03 (Released Aug 2018)
DepartmentCard Games
GenreHistoric
ThemeEmpire Building
SettingAlternate Past
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
If You LikeDiplomacy
More InfoKingdom of Italy web site



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