Rulebook & Game Board
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A STRATEGY GAME where
creative thinking can be rewarding!
Created by ROBERT STANEK
14-page strategy guide and rulebook contains everything you need to play this exciting strategy game. Play now by downloading the complete rulebook with printable game pieces and game board now. Get King's Mate: The strategy game. Rules Edition 1.5.1 © 2000-2006 Robert Stanek. All Rights Reserved. RUIN MIST, KING’S MATE and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Reagent Press. This rulebook may not be reproduced. U.S & foreign patents pending.
In an age of Ruin Mist long since lost from the memory of the living, the kings of old played the game of King’s Mate as a way of settling their differences. The board itself and the players were very real, consisting of soldiers, scholars, and even commoners who acted as the kings’ champions.
Swordmasters, priests, priestesses, and keepers were the essential champions. They had special places of honor on the board. The champions also included fools, whose value was never discounted, and a player who acted in the role of the king. It was a matter of high honor to play part of the king on the board.
These champions of old moved on the game field, each in their turn, according to their king’s bidding. When opposing champions met, they clashed and the victor claimed his or her place on the board. To win the game, one of the two kings had to capture the other’s king piece. Before this could be done, however, both of the defending swordmasters must be eliminated, for only the swordmasterless king can be captured.
The game of King’s Mate is played throughout the kingdoms to this day. In the books, Vilmos learned the game from the troant, Edward Tallyback. Edward Tallyback gives a bit of bad direction when he instructs Vilmos on the setup of the board and the rules of the game, but what else would you expect from a troant? A troant must be true to his nature after all.
Rules Edition 1.5.1 © 2000-2006 Robert Stanek. All Rights Reserved. RUIN MIST, KING’S MATE and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Reagent Press. This rulebook may not be reproduced. U.S & foreign patents pending.