Martin Luther, Life and Legacy
Religious upheavals and territorial conflicts within the Holy Roman Empire
Its October 31, 1517 and a monk in Wittenberg, Germany posts 95 Theses on a church door asking for church reform. Soon, you'll be embroiled in religious upheavals, territorial conflicts, and high politics within Germany and the Imperial Courts of the Holy Roman Empire.
You 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 that ensure your principality flourishes as historic events from the 16th century unfold. The first Prince to reach 100 points wins the game.
But beware! Your fellow nobility know your weaknesses and without the proper leaders, social classes, or resources under your control, you could fall prey to their attacks - stealing away your cities, citizens, and power.
Martin Luther, Life and Legacy is 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.
You'll have important decisions to make as your peers take up the causes of Reformation, Catholicism, Free or Crown controlled cities.
Will you defend the Old Religion or feed the fire of Reformation?
Will you use your influence over powerful historical figures wisely?
Will you seek friendship and allies or take what could be yours?
The future of Christianity is in your hands!
A Word from the Game's Sponsors
This year 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 where Martin Luther and others lived, worked, and visited during the Protestant Reformation (See Lutherstadt – Wikipedia
[de.wikipedia.org]). You’ll learn the accomplishments of eight of 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.