Castles of Mad King Ludwig board game
Castles of Mad King Ludwig board game

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

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Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a tile laying game where each player is trying to build the perfect castle, subject to the whims of the King. Each player acts as a building contractor, adding rooms to the castle they are building while selling their services to other players. Points are earned based on how well the castle adheres to the ever-changing demands of the King. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

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  • Bought: September 20168 - 8, W1
  • Alspach's games run the risk of being a bit dry and soulless, and I enjoy trading-in-the-Mediterranean games. The room-filling bonuses really are the heart of this one and they are plenty of fun to engage with. The matching colored icons to score and the simplistic price-setting are less so, unfortunately. Still, this one is perhaps a bit more elegant than Suburbia, and the spacial element is a bit more satisfying. Though, frankly, I wish they had gone all-out on polyomino puzzling; the different shapes really only exist to facilitate different scoring options rather than another level of puzzling. Of course that wouldn't work well slapped onto this design, but I guess I'd prefer that sort of game to the one that actually exists here.
  • Fun and interesting tile layer with a great theme. I love building the castles because each one is different and unique. Each one says something crazy about you!My first castle features strange and scary underground dungeons-- and an awesome bottomless pit! My second was the queen's theatre/garden castle.
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Not sure if one would consider them classics, but I have #Castles of Mad King Ludwig and #7 Wonders that have yet to be played

most recent purchases were #Welkin because it was $7.50 and #Castles of Mad King Ludwig because it was $7.50. They were clearly easy decsions to make.

I haven't played games on a simulator yet. I play #Carcassonne on my tablet, as well as #Small World #Ticket To Ride #Castles of Mad King Ludwig and #Encore. I'll have to try out Board Game Arena. Is it pretty intuitive?

#Space Base was that for me! I wasnt too sure, but had asked for it for christmas anyways and it was great!

I recently purchased #Welkin and #Castles of Mad King Ludwig since they were only $10, so I am hoping those work out as well!

lol, I was comparing to something like #Anachrony or even #Castles of Mad King Ludwig.  I feel like those take 15-30 minutes for set up. #Wingspan takes about 5 as does #PARKS.  Azul is probably a little faster than others. #Love Letter or even breaking out a coupl Magic the Gathering decks seem like super minimal setup.  


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