Architects of the West Kingdom

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Article code 850505008199
Play as the royal architects of the kingdom and successfully construct beautiful landmarks!
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Designer Shem Phillips, S J Macdonald
Year 2018
Number of Players 1-5 players
Time 60-80 Minutes
Ages 12+
Mechanics Card Drafting, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement
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Architects of the West Kingdom is set at the end of the Carolingian Empire, circa 850 AD. As royal architects, players compete to impress their King and maintain their noble status by constructing various landmarks throughout his newly appointed domain. Players will need to collect raw materials, hire apprentices and keep a watchful eye on their workforce. These are treacherous times. Rival architects will stop at nothing to slow your progress. Will you remain virtuous, or be found in the company of thieves and black marketeers?

The aim of Architects of the West Kingdom is to be the player with the most Victory Points (VP) at the game’s end. Points are gained by constructing various Buildings and advancing work on the Archbishop’s Cathedral. Throughout the game, players will need to make a lot of moral decisions. However, only at the game’s end will their virtue be judged. A few underhanded deals here and there might not seem like much, but fall too far and you will be punished. The game ends once a set number of constructions have been completed.


  • 35 Clay tokens

  • 40 Wood tokens

  • 40 Stone tokens

  • 25 Gold tokens

  • 30 Marble tokens

  • 10 Player Markers

  • 100 Workers

  • 40 Apprentice cards

  • 40 Building cards

  • 10 Black Market cards

  • 22 Debt cards

  • 11 Reward cards

  • 6 Multiplier cards

  • 1 Main board

  • 5 double-sided Player Boards

  • 50 Silver coins

  • 1 Rulebook

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