Martin Luther, Life and Legacy

Religious upheavals and territorial conflicts within the Holy Roman Empire

Its October 31st, 1517 and a monk in Wittenberg, Germany nails 95 Theses to a church door asking for reform. Soon, you'll be embroiled in religious upheavals, territorial conflicts, and high politics within the Imperial Courts of the Holy Roman Empire.

Rule as a German Prince, managing your realm's cities, your people and their religious freedoms. Add cities and resources to your realm to score points. Devise strategies to ensure your principality flourishes as historic events from the 16th century unfold. The first player to reach 100 points wins the game.

But beware! Your fellow sovereigns know your weaknesses. Without proper leaders, citizen classes, and resources under your control, you could fall prey to their attacks - stealing your cities, citizens, and power.

Martin Luther, Life and Legacy face paced card game with a perfect mix of skill, luck, and strategy. It entertains and informs you about the places, events, and personalities of the Protestant Reformation. You’ll have lots of fun creating your realm of cities, rallying your citizens behind a cause, directing influential leaders, and strategizing to complete events that formed the foundation of today’s religious freedoms. You’ll gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for those who sacrificed to provide the religious liberty Christendom enjoys today.

Along the way, you'll have important decisions to make as your fellow sovereigns take up the causes of Reformation, Catholicism, Free or Crown controlled cities.

Will you defend the Old Religion or feed the fire of Reformation?
How will you use your influence over powerful historic figures?
Will you seek friendship and allies... or take what could be yours?

The future of Christianity is in your hands!

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A Word from the Game's Sponsors

2017 is the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Researching, designing, playing, and publishing this game has been real joy and inspiration for all involved. The game introduces you to 16 cities and 16 pivotal events that shaped the Protestant Reformation (See Lutherstadt – Wikipedia [de.wikipedia.org]). You’ll learn the accomplishments of the most powerful and influential leaders of the day such as Pope Leo X, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and Prince Elector Frederick III - using their talents with care during game play. The game’s simple mechanics combined with multiple paths to victory gives it a fast pace providing excitement and opportunity to the very last play. We believe the unique experience Martin Luther, Life and Legacy provides -- will make it a treasured part of your game collection for years to come.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Check out the informative Educator's Guide for Parents, Teachers, and History Buffs who cherish sharing the fascinating stories and causes of the Reformation. Use this guide to start conversations and learning moments during and after game play.

Components

DocumentDocument (1)
Small Square DeckSmall Square Deck (1 deck of 48 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 8 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 8 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 2 cards)

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Requirements

time<30
players2-4
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Layers of strategy provide multiple paths to victory.
  • Faithful to the facts surrounding Martin Luther's Life.
  • Mix of skill, luck, and strategy that entertains and informs


Vitals

DesignerCuriosity Gaming
Average Rating (3)
Publish DateFebruary 29, 2016
Edition500 Year Anniversary Edition
TypeGame
GenreHistoric
ThemeEmpire Building
SettingRenaissance
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicResource Control
More InfoMartin Luther, Life and Legacy web site

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