King’s Road is a new version of Imperium, which has been out of print since 2001. In this simultaneous action selection and area control style game, players use identical decks of cards to manipulate events in a medieval kingdom and earning favor from the king. Grail Games will release King’s Road in mid-2017.
The game comes with 1 game board, 55 cards, and 76 markers, featuring artwork by Vincent Dutrait (Medici, Lewis & Clark). King’s Road was designed for 2 to 5 players and takes about half an hour to play. MSRP is tentatively set at $30.00.
This revamped version of Stephenson’s Rocket will feature artwork by Ian O’Toole (Vinhos, Lisboa), and includes 1 game board, 60 rail tiles, 73 tokens, 28 markers, and 7 locomotive miniatures. Stephenson’s Rocket is for 2 to 4 players and plays in about an hour. MSRP will be approximately $50.00.
Grail Games also plans to produce a new expansion for Stephenson’s Rocket, set in the Eastern United States.
Last year, Grail Games released a new version of another Knizia game, Medici (see “Reiner Knizia’s ‘Medici’ Returns”).