The Castles of Burgundy

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Rating Summary (80 Total)


Great medi...

by elltrain

Great medium-weight game with an interesting dice mechanic. I really wish the tiles had icons on them instead of having to compare the building graphics all the time.


Lots of fu...

by thomasjbradley

Lots of fun—we enjoyed the dice mechanic and loved the different tiles and variety of scoring options. In our first play we didn’t really get into the yellow tiles but I’m sure that will come with practice. We wish the component quality was higher—we both felt that the tiles were too thin and poorly cut.


2-4, 90m

by snurp

2-4, 90m


The only F...

by Brent

The only Feld I like. Good 2p game that can be slammed out in about an hour.



by usagi-san

2012-10-28 - I won my first play (4p) of this at Fallcon 24. I thought it was one round too long. It was ok and I would perhaps play it again. 2016-08-15 - Bought BoardGameBliss 2018-10-28 - 2nd play (2p)... exactly 6 years ago! Rating 6.5 -> 7 2018-11-18 - Enjoyed with the missus; 7 -> 8 (she says 9)



by Zeugmatic Player

City/countryside development powered by unpredictability. Each turn you use two dice to randomly determine what buildings you can plan, what board locations you can build upon, what goods you can sell, and what resources you can gather. Careful planning and management of the randomness is rewarded with points from a variety of categories. The first several times I played I had to constantly ask "How do you score points again?" because there are so many multi-step processes involved.


Fun game, ...

by Chitownsox

Fun game, low rules overhead


Very enjoy...

by Baltasilian

Very enjoyable, looking forward to more plays. Will need to re-evaluate after more plays.


The smoothest mechanics you'll find

by adomescik

(+) Smooth and unique mechanics, nice balance of luck and skill, excellent way of deciding 1st player, plays well at all player counts, great price, simple to teach with a lot of depth to the gameplay, multiple player boards and random tiles for variability, subtle player interaction, clear rules (-) Bland artwork and color scheme, some tiles seem weak at certain player counts, theme is not brought out in the mechanics, poor insert, thin player mats


[Draw bags...

by LuisGomez

[Draw bags for randomize some tiles]


THE game t...

by svenv

THE game that got us into collecting Eurogames. We learned this at a board game cafe and basically immediately bought it.


What a del...

by frankqb

What a delightful game. Sure, the artwork is awful but the game itself is wonderfully designed with great decisions. Perfect for 2 players, never played with more.


A brillian...

by ubRtstcl

A brilliant design, its fresh every time and always a blast.


Dry, but f...

by thingamarob

Dry, but fun. Seems to program your choices, but I love tile-laying games. Update: I'm seeing a lot more to this game now. Love it.


It is not ...

by ekloff

It is not pretty looking, but it is very enjoyable, and the dice are implemented in a compelling way. Player interaction is limited, and downtime can be a bit of an issue, but the total game length is nice overall. I love the puzzle of optimizing each turn, and the point-salad nature of the game, but the perpetual bookkeeping occasionally turns me off. It is very common for players, turns later, to exclaim, "Oh, I forgot to score points for [insert one of the million scoring methods here]."


can someon...

by messyjesse

can someone put out a better edition of this game? please!


Love that ...

by KimchiTurtle

Love that it plays 2 players so well, seeing as this is my SO and mine's go-to "long" game. Top 5 material right here.


This game ...

by eyeballertbb

This game is a lot of fun. The dice makes you originally think that a lot of luck is involved but really the dice hardly affect the outcome of the game. I do think that the first player has a large advantage and that water tiles are not useful to play but maybe as our strategies evolve we will learn otherwise.



by Rxram

Absolutely one of my favorites


A very int...

by Psylocke

A very interesting game that has a puzzle like nature to keep you thinking the entire time you are playing.


Gift from ...

by markbesada

Gift from Meaghan and Adam! (8/16) 8. (10/17) 8. Such a wonderful game whose artistic drabness you barely notice because the rest of it functions so well. I'm actually sort of happy about how cheap and functional this game is because I imagine it helps keep the cost so low and love the idea that this low priced gem is helping many people see the magic of Euro games.