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    In this game, the players are petitioners at the royal court, trying to gain the King's favor. To do so, they must first gain the help of the servants and petty officials at the court, who can then help them gain access to the nobility, who, in turn, can help to reach the king.

    The game is played in turns. On their turn, a player will gather his dice, roll them, set aside at least one, and roll the remaining dice again, until all dice have been set aside. After that, he gets to select a character who will help him. Each character requires a certain combination of dice (such as two pairs or dice that show at least 30 points). The character will give the player some benefits on later rolls, such as an additional die or the ability to modify the results of a roll.

    The game ends when a player gains the support of the Queen (and temporary favor of the King, winning ties in the final roll-off). Now, all players try to gain a dice result of as many equal dice as possible (7x 2s, 8x 6s, etc). The player who gets the longest, highest result gains the favor of the King and wins.

    Contents: 12 Dice, 60 character cards, 5 player aids, 1 marker, rules.

    Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Designer Thomas Lehmann
    Mfg Suggested Ages 10 and up
    # of Players 2 - 5 Players
    User Suggested # of Players Best with 3 players / Recommended with 2 - 4 players
    Year Published 2006
    Artist Taira Akitsu Volkan Baga
    User Suggested Ages 10 and up
    Subdomain Strategy
    Website No
    Publisher AMIGO cosaic Rio Grande Games
    Playing Time 45 minutes
    Family N/A
    Honors 2007 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Nominee 2007 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2006 Spiel der Spiele Hit mit Freunden Recommended 2006 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee 2006 Golden Geek Best Light / Party
    Primary Name To Court the King
    Expansion REIMPLEMENTED BY: FAVOR OF THE PHARAOH
    Alternate Names Um Krone und Kragen 王への請願 (Petition to the King)
    Mechanic Card Drafting Dice Rolling Pattern Building
    Game category Dice Medieval
    Language Dependence Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
    Play time filter No

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