Free League Publishing and Paradox Interactive are proud to present Crusader Kings – The Board Game, based on the acclaimed grand strategy computer game. In this game, 3–5 players lead the historical dynasties of medieval Europe to triumph - or downfall. You are a Crusader King, striving for wealth and power across the continent. Across generations. Reshape the history of medieval Europe in your own image – if only that dimwitted son of yours set to inherit the throne doesn't spoil your grand plans. Crusader Kings – The Board Game captures the essence of the Crusader Kings experience, in a physical tabletop format. This is a strategy game at heart, but with a special focus on characters, intrigue, and juicy medieval drama. Its a big, beautiful game centered on a map of medieval Europe, using hundreds of cards for actions, characters and events and 70 well-crafted plastic miniatures to represent knights, armies, castles, and more. To win, you will need to groom your family, build mighty castles, develop your dominion, be shrewd in the realm of diplomacy and intrigue, and use your vassals wisely to grow your wealth and military power. You must survive invasions, plots, plagues, crusades to the Holy Land – and marriage! Or at least have children or siblings standing by to take over the throne if your regent dies. Failure to raise a suitable heir can mean the end of your dynasty. Crusader Kings – The Board Game boils down the unique strategy/RPG combination of Crusader Kings to an intense tabletop experience of 2-3 hours.