King's Cottage

King's Cottage

Players 2-4
Length 30-45 minutes
Equipment Required one piecepack, an opaque bag , paper, a pen or pencil, optional score sheet from rules
Designer JonathanDietrich
Version Version 0.91
Version Date 2003-03-20
License Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. Dual-licensed CC BY-SA 4.0


The King has gathered his trusty advisors and has instructed them to build him a cottage down by the river. Of course it will have to be furnished as well. The advisors recognize this as a great opportunity for personal gain, and run off to shuffle their investments in the four local craft houses before the construction begins. Then as the cottage is still going up, the advisors scurry to furnish the place in the most expensive pieces that will best benefit their investments. Of course, the King is not a man to let his exquisite taste in decor go to waste, so after a couple of months he shows up to lend a hand, and some praise. After four months the cottage is completed and the craft houses receive their payments and the advisors collect their investments.


Reviews & Comments

From the ChangingLandscapes page:

King's Cottage is clever game with a number of unique ideas. It also has a major memory aspect, and this makes it feel like a lot of work to play for people like me (my memory isn't so hot), but I found it to be fun just the same. The theme (competing craft houses and builders constructing and furnishing a cottage for the king) is particularly well done. The game works well for 2-4 players but it is a game with a fairly high luck element so mileage may vary on that account.

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