Castle Keep S$26.90
Number of players: 1 - 4
Official Recommended Age: 8 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 5 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description: Transport yourself to a time when protecting your possessions meant defending your keep, the most secure part of the castle. Keeps were often called &quot;great towers&quot; because of their imposing structure - walls over 10 feet thick and 75 feet high. They served various functions, from last resort strongholds during battle to sites of castle dungeons. While there are few remaining keeps still standing today, you can get a small taste of what it was like to build and defend a castle in this game that is simple to learn, yet full of strategy and decision-making elements that will challenge all ages.
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Reviews & Comments:
BGG Preston Fuller:"Wow! What a wonderful filler. Great components, artwork and tight, yet light, gameplay. The game also includes several advance rules and variants. Castle Keep is now one of my favorite fillers. It scales well from 2-4 players and games take about five to ten minutes."
How To Play: Raise your castle! Raze the enemy! In this clever game of medieval maneuvers, build a castle with walls, towers, and a keep by matching color, shape, or both. Will you use your game tiles to strengthen your fortress or to attack vulnerable opponents? Choose wisely, or you may find yourself in royal ruins! The first player to build a complete castle rules the land.
BGG Rebekah B:"Surprisingly fun tile game that plays very quickly. It's perfect for playing with mixed ages, making it a good choice for a family game. Luck is a large factor, but there is more strategy involved than first meets the eye. The variations in the rules are a good way to modify it for different groups and to keep it interesting. When we pull this game out, we can't seem to play it just once. As soon as it ends, I always hear, "Please, just one more?!" Since it only lasts about 5-10 minutes, it's easy to oblige. Rating is for a family/kids' game. "
BGG Ken Whaley:"Base game very simple, small bit of strategy in choosing which tiles to keep or discard. I'd recommend playing with the advanced rules and the alternate game versions included in the rules to keep the game interesting. Games set up and play very fast, good for quick filler or beer and pretzels. "
BGG Neil Thomson
BGG Tom Gurganus