STOCKHOLM - July 9, 2019 - Free League Publishing today announced that Crusader Kings the Board Game will be released worldwide on August 1, 2019. The feats of arms, backstabbing, and love affairs of medieval Europe are being brought back to life at gaming tables everywhere thanks to a partnership with Paradox Interactive, with a debut next month in Indianapolis, Indiana at Gen Con 2019, with global retail to begin shortly after the convention. Pre-orders are available starting today at the Free League Webshop.
In the medieval strategy soap opera of Crusader Kings the Board Game, your King or Queen will need to survive the dangers of invasions, plots, crusades, and marriage - the most important choice of all. You will find that the life of a medieval ruler is full of challenging events and if your ruler cannot survive, at least you can count on your heir - hopefully. Failure to raise a suitable successor could bring about the end of your dynasty, leaving you a mere footnote in your nation’s history.
Based on the popular computer strategy game series, Crusader Kings the Board Game moves the infamous ambition and scheming from the computer to the tabletop. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King? Rejoice, for you shall soon find out!
Attendees at Gen Con 2019 can try out Crusader Kings the Board Game for themselves at the Free League booth, #2664, or the Paradox Interactive booth, #349. Pre-orders are available starting today at the Free League webshop, here.
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Crusader Kings the Board Game is based on the award-winning computer game Crusader Kings from Paradox Interactive and developed by Free League Publishing, creators of the multiple award-winning tabletop RPGs Forbidden Lands, Tales from the Loop, Coriolis – The Third Horizon, Symbaroum and Mutant: Year Zero.
"It’s an appealing premise: all of Crusader Kings’ drama and intrigue in the length of time it takes me to get through a couple of years of the PC game. The real hook, though, is the social layer, with everyone looming over a map, making pacts and plotting in whispers. Crusader Kings The Board Game does what Crusader Kings 2 just simulates."
"It’s very much the kind of story engine that fans of Crusader Kings on PC will enjoy. In just a handful of plays of the game I’d seen the kinds of stories that you play dozens of hours of the PC game for. I saw a king of England assassinated and married off three awful daughters to make room for a useful heir in my crowded house. … Overall, Crusader Kings felt like a game that was true to the PC legacy while shedding the more onerous simulation of a grand strategy experience for a sleeker form."
"It does do a fantastic job of capturing the CK spirit."
”Crusader Kings, a sort of Diplomacy meets hand management meets soap opera title … There’s a very high interactive component in Crusader Kings, and the idea of a map game that doesn’t just rely on who takes over the most regions is very appealing.”
Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published several award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.
Our upcoming games includes the alternate 90s Things from the Flood RPG, the sequel to the award-winning Tales from the Loop RPG and Crusader Kings the Board Game, a medieval soap opera of war, assassination and marriage.
The post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015. The sci-fi adventure Coriolis - The Third Horizon, was awarded a Judge's Spotlight Award at Gencon. The dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum has earned several nominations and awards, including a Best Game nomination at the Origins Awards 2016. And we are proud to say that our roleplaying game Tales from the Loop RPG based on Simon Stålenhags iconic artbooks made a grand slam at the ENnie Awards 2017, winning five Gold ENnies - among them Best Game. Our latest fantasy RPG is Forbidden Lands, recently named one of the best RPGs of 2018 by Geek & Sundry.
We have also released the critically acclaimed art books Things from the Flood and Tales from the Loop by artist Simon Stålenhag. His third book The Electric State has been released by Free League Publishing exclusively to the backers of the kickstarter campaign.