This is a clever little tile-laying game. While it's intended as a family game it's a wonderfully vicious game for gamers – and great fun. The tiles are rectangular, each half showing a type of terrain. Players aim to build up areas of the same terrain by laying tiles, starting around their initial, square castle tile.
Some tiles show crowns and the value of any area is its size times the number of crowns in it. Thus, players particularly want tiles with crowns on. However, which tile players take also decides the order of play for the next round. This simple, clever mechanism makes the game.
Kingdomino won the prestigious 2017 Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) prize in Germany.
For 2-4 players, aged 8+, playing time 20 minutes: £14.00 (£11.67 without tax outside the EU)