12th July 2019
It's time for the second game of 'not WFRP' night.
The second game of the night is 'Kingdomino'.
Kingdomino is a tile placement game that's about creating a kingdom with dominos. Hence the name kingdomino - those professional 'board-game-namers' earned their wages with Kingdomino eh?
What's in a game?
Unsurprisingly, the main component of Kingdomino is... dominoes.
How's it play?
First there is set up.
Now that all the dominoes have been placed, it's to score them.
Kingdomino is a clever and unique game that seems to genuinely draw some inspiration from dominoes.
Players are usually always given a meaningful decision to make.
Which tile to take?
How to place a tile in your kingdom?
Kingdomino also has an interesting mechanic to determine turn order. The most important dominoes (Those with crowns on them.) have the highest numbers on their backs. This means that taking a valuable domino in one turn will result in being further down in the turn order in the following turn. It's a clever balancing mechanic and something to think about when selecting dominoes.
There's also a potentially higher level of play. Watching your opponents gives your the opportunity to try and anticipate their moves and guess which landscapes they want to prioritise. Although, as with a lot of games, you have to be careful not to scupper yourself when trying to mess with other other players.
Kingdomino is a small, colourful, quick to play and easy to learn game. Perfect for a start or finisher to an evening of gaming.
It has enough depth and variation to give it replay value. And that's a good thing.
I play, I paint.