DG’s Price: $40
1289. To strengthen the borders of the Kingdom of France, King Philip the Fair decided to have a new castle built. For the time being, Caylus is but a humble village, but soon, workers and craftsmen will be flocking by the cartload, attracted by the great prospects. Around the building site, a city is slowly rising up…
The players embody master builders. By building the King’s castle and developing the city around it, they earn prestige points and gain the King’s favor. When the castle is finished, the player who has earned the most prestige wins the game.
This is one of our more complicated games though it is ranked in the top fifty of board games ever created. Though it doesn’t take a genius to learn how to play, even rocket scientists will have fun playing this game and learning all the ins and outs and nuances entrenched between the lines as you go toe to toe with worthy adversaries.
- 1 game board
- 1 white “bailiff” cylinder
- 1 white “provost” disc
- 40 denier coins
- 30 worker cylinders (6 each in 5 different colours)
- 100 houses (20 each in 5 different colours)
- 35 marker discs (7 each in 5 different colours)
- 140 resource cubes
- 40 building tiles
- 1 rulebook