The King's Dilemma
Author : Hjalmar Hach & Lorenzo Silva
Drawing : Giorgio Baroni & Giulia Ghigini
Number of players: 3 - 5
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Recommended age : from 14 years
Year of publication: 2019
The King's Dilemma is an interactive storytelling experience with legacy elements, with several branching storylines leading to many possible endings and an evolving event card game at its core. The players represent the different houses leading the government of the Kingdom of Ankist.
You will draw a card from the “Dilemma deck” each turn and learn about the story of the game as it unfolds. Each card poses a problem that the Council must resolve on behalf of the King. As members of the King's inner circle, your decisions determine the course of history and the fate of the kingdom. Each event happens only once: you chat and negotiate with other players, then you make a choice, determine the outcome, progress through the story of the game, and eventually unlock more events.
You must keep the kingdom going, while also seeking a benefit for your own home; this struggle for power can lead the kingdom to war, famine or riot, or it can generate wealth and well-being. It will depend on your choices! The point is, every decision has consequences, and what is good for the kingdom as a whole can be bad for your family ...
Will you act for the greater good or will you think only of yourself?