Palace of Mad King Ludwig
Cracking game of building the mad king's palace: players add rooms to the palace, earning rewards as they do so. However, this also extends the moat around the palace, bringing on the end of the game.
This is another clever game from Ted Alspach, further developing the themes of Castles of Mad King Ludwig (and Suburbia before that). The obvious difference is that this time players are all building the same construction, providing opportunities to mess with their opponents. However, the game's mechanisms are quite different – there are no auctions, for a start – so the challenges are, too.
For 2-4 players, aged 13+, playing time 75 minutes: £50.00 (£41.67 without tax outside the EU)