Kingdom Builder – SDJ 2012

Ages 7+ , Mind Games - Top Picks , Queen Games , Spiel des Jahres Nominee , Spiel des Jahres Winner , Up to 4 Players
Part# 10822


Available: 30/06/2024


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Use special placement rules and variable scoring goals to build the best kingdom.

2-4 Players  |  45 Mins  |  Ages 8+

Features: Area Majority / Influence, Chaining, Enclosure, Grid Movement, Hexagon Grid

Theme: Medieval, Territory Building


In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won’t play the same game twice!


  • 2020 5 Seasons Best International Strategy Nominee
  • 2015 Gra Roku Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2013 Origins Awards Best Board Game Nominee
  • 2013 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee
  • 2012 Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2012 Spiel des Jahres Winner
  • 2012 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2012 Lys Passioné Finalist
  • 2012 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
  • 2012 Gouden Ludo Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Geek Best Abstract Game Winner
  • 2012 Golden Geek Best Abstract Board Game Nominee
  • 2011/2012 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Nominee