All of these are great games and I almost included #Raiders of Scythia. They each have their unique twist for sure. #Architects of the West Kingdom is the game that led me to trade away #Stone Age as it struck me as a better version. #Raiders of the North Sea uses the raiding action to gain upgraded worker options and resources to work toward higher point raids. #Paladins of the West Kingdom employs a persoal worker placement board with a few social options to build the kingdom through various developmental options. #Viscounts of the West Kingdom uses a rondel system driven to some degree by a deck-building mechanic that work together (when used well).
So what is you are choosing between these games? Which one is the best overall?
As with most things in life the choice probably comes down to the nuances of preference. I like #Paladins of the West Kingdom over the others (though I enjoy them all) as the self-developing worker action board suits my nature a bit more than the completely social board of #Architects of the West Kingdom. #Raiders of the North Sea and #Raiders of Scythia are more agressive and when I am in the right mood I enjoy these but they are lower on my list. #Viscounts of the West Kingdom I think will end up just under #Paladins of the West Kingdom once I have the game in hand. I played this one a few times on Tabletopia and once I got the ins and outs figured out I enjoyed the game quite a bit. #Viscounts of the West Kingdom seems to have a tad more player interaction than #Paladins of the West Kingdom but generally not aggressive in nature.
Hopefully my brief dscriptions are enough context to work from if you haven't played the games. All of them are fun. I only have two on my shelf but once I have three or so I can see the decision getting tougher when trying to decide what to bring to the table among this game series.