Crusader Kings the Board Game has received an official release date of August 1, Paradox Interactive announced today.
After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign which saw eager fans pledging more than nine times its initial goal of 500,000 SEK, Crusader Kings the Board Game is very close to bringing the video game's signature medieval drama to everyone's tables courtesy of a partnership with Free League Publishing.
What We Know
Crusader Kings the Board Game retains the core idea of its grand strategy counterpart, focusing heavily on characters and seeing players take on the role of a monarch while attempting to keep their line alive at all costs.
Crusader Kings the Board Game will come with "hundreds of cards" that can be used for various actions, characters and events, alongside 70 figurines to help display your might on the game's physical map of medieval Europe.
"To win, you will need to groom your family, build mighty castles, develop your dominion, be shrewd in the realm of diplomacy and intrigue, and use your vassals wisely to grow your wealth and military power. You must survive invasions, plots, plagues, crusades to the Holy Land – and marriage! Or at least have children or siblings standing by to take over the throne if your regent dies. Failure to raise a suitable heir can mean the end of your dynasty.", the description on its store page reads.
Gen Con attendees will be the first to get a taste of Crusader Kings the Board Game during its debut. It will become available for purchase worldwide shortly after, and can currently be pre-ordered on the Free League Publishing website. The core set will set you back € 67.05, while the Councilors & Inventor Expansions cost € 23.82. There's also the option of buying them both as part of the discounter Royal Bundle which costs € 86.26.