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.
You reign as a German Sovereign, managing your realm's cities, determining your citizen’s religious and trade freedoms. Expand your realm by adding cities and needed resources scoring points along the way. Devise strategies to ensure your principality flourishes as events from the Reformation unfold.
Fellow sovereigns know your weaknesses and may be devious. Without the support of influential 16th Century figures such as Pope Leo X, Charles V, or Prince Elector Fredrick III your realm could fall prey to their political, economic, and military attacks - stealing away your control and power.
Martin Luther, Life and Legacy is fast-paced - a perfect mix of 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.
You'll have important decisions to make as your fellow sovereigns take up the causes of Reformation, Catholicism, Free or Crown controlled trade.
Will you defend the Old Religion or feed the fire of Reformation?
How will you direct powerful historic figures?
Will you seek friendship and allies... or take what could be yours?
2017 was 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 allows you to make decisions that influenced the political, religious, and economic causes of the Reformation - introducing you to the places, people, and events that shaped history.
You’ll direct 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 gameplay.
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.
Check out the informative Educator's Guide for Parents, Teachers, and History Buffs who cherish sharing the fascinating stories and causes of the Reformation. This guide helps start conversations and create memorable learning opportunities during and after gameplay. Use the Classroom Training Aid to print larger versions of the cards for showing a classroom card details and how they are played. Finally, we have added a fun and informative Game Play Examples document to share ideas on good game moves. Enjoy!
Only by preserving our liberty shall we be able to retain the truth of the Gospel
|Average Rating||4 reviews|
|Publish Date||February 29, 2016|
|Edition||500 Year Anniversary Edition|
|Primary Mechanic||Resource Control|
|More Info||Martin Luther, Life and Legacy web site|