Monarch Strategy Game

$44.95

Strategy & Succession

Enter the mysterious kingdom of Minerva, where the dying Queen ponders her succession and her daughters must compete to show who is most fit for the throne.

The Queen has guided her realm to peace and prosperity, but now must choose the best heiress to continue her legacy- which of her daughters has the grace and wisdom to succeed? In this smart strategy game with a matriarchal theme, players represent the Queen's daughters and vie for the throne by strategically assembling the most impressive court. Decide when to tax or harvest the fertile lands; attract wise advisors, magnificent beasts, and majestic regalia to glorify your court; defend the realm from threats of invasion and famine. You can even sabotage your sisters' efforts by sending unwanted guests to add turmoil to their courts! Players strategically select a leadership path to pursue: Bounty, Culture, Might, Wisdom, or Balance. Use inventive planning and keen judgment to navigate this world of beauty and mystery, and discover your destiny in the lands of Minerva. For 3-4 players, ages 12+

Ages
12+
Made from
chipboard
Measurements
9.75" L x 9.75" W x 2.75" H in packaging
Notes
3 to 4 players. 45 minute playing time.
Item ID
40207

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5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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    • No (5), Yes (3)
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    • Christmas or hanukkah (4), Other (4)

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5.0

Entertaining Game!

By 

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

My siblings and I played this game over Christmas Break our ages are 22, 21, 20, and 11. It is fun for our little sister to play even though she is so much younger than us. She was able to understand and keep up with the older kids but we were still able to enjoy playing. It is fun for ages 10+. We once played the game 7 times in a row. The game takes a little time to play and learn but after you understand it,it's fun to play!

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  • Yes
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  • Self
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  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

All day long!

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from Fenton, MO

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Pros

  • Also Working Together To
  • Solve A Problem
  • Strategy Is Required

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family game night

    Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

    We played this game over and over during the Christmas break. It was the perfect family game--not too complicated, different each time we played, never repetitive or tedious.

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    • Yes
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    • Other
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    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    tough to put away

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    • Complex Not Complicated
    • Easy to learn
    • Fun to play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Friends Family
      • Group Play
      • Strategery

      Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

      As a novice gamer, I've been a little intimidated trying to find games that are easy to learn yet allow for fun, complex gameplay. That's what I loved most about Monarch: After a few rounds I felt like I could focus solely on strategy. (Though that didn't mean I won all the time - unfortunately.)

      Monarch is best played with 3 to 4 people, and the goal is to take over the kingdom of Minerva by "earning" your mother's throne. (Think of it as a non-violent revolution.) You do so by managing a commons that consists of villages and farms and by assembling a court. But the game has mechanisms that lets you sabotage opponents or forces you to work together – twists that can create or dissolve allegiances.

      What you quickly learn about Monarch is that no one strategy always ensures victory – and this ensures that every game (~40 mins with 4 people) is engaging. (It's tough to put away!) I highly recommend it for beginners or experienced gamers.

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      5.0

      Anna and Elsa get strategic!

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      from Los Angeles, CA

      Pros

      • Beautiful art
      • Pro-female
      • Quick Start
      • Strategic

      Cons

      • No Single Player Mode

      Best Uses

      • Family fun
      • Game night
      • Parties

      Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

      I got this from participating in the Kickstarter and this game ROCKS.

      Strategic, competitive (but not annoyingly so), and gorgeous artwork. It feels classy, not nerdy or kiddy or silly (nothing wrong with those, but you know -- every once in awhile you want to be regal right). And how many board games are there where it's sister vs sister? Love it.

      I'm getting a couple of these for family Christmas presents, particularly for my sister! It's going to make for a fun Christmas afternoon game time, while the babies are napping. Sisterly sabotage is the new sibling rivalry. Highly recommend.

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      5.0

      "This is the best game I have ever played!" -Will, age 11

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      from Norwich, VT

      Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

      This is a fantastic game! Great story, great artwork, stimulating play. Adults and kids alike enjoyed this game NON-STOP over Thanksgiving holiday.

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      • Child
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      5.0

      Great fun time for the whole family

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      from MMilwaukee WI

      Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

      This game is clever and charming. We like the competitive aspects of the game even though we play more co-op games in general -- because it's vicious or cut throat. Monarch is rich and success in the game can swing from player to player until the end. We've played it as a family and the teens have played it on their own as well. I love the artwork. The strategy is easy to learn even for non-gamers, but the randomization of the cards and the banner strategies make a different play experience each time. I have yet to tire of it. I think its a great Christmas idea.

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      5.0

      Fathers and daughters

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      from Brooklyn, NY

      Pros

      • Fun Diverse Strategies
      • Kids And Adults Can Play
      • Quick Start

      Cons

      • No 5 Player Option

      Best Uses

      • Family game
      • Stategy Gamers

      Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

      My brother participated in the Monarch kickstarter and I played it with him and his daughters after they received their game. Good variety in strategies. Great story line for kids, especially girls. Purchased the game for my own daughter. Rule your kingdom like a girl/boss!

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      • No
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      • Child
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      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Monarch keeps me coming back for more!

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      from New York

      Pros

      • Can be short or long
      • Easy to learn
      • Great art
      • Group game
      • Strategic

      Cons

      • Calculating Points

      Best Uses

      • Groups
      • Strategy Lovers

      Comments about UncommonGoods Monarch Strategy Game:

      Monarch is a wonderful new strategy game that I found is enjoyed just as much whether with 2 or 4 players. The games can be quick or long, with many variables changing making each game you play something different. With multiple levels of scoring bonuses, it creates a challenge keeping track of your opponents position. I liked this because it forces you to think harder and pay attention to every detail in order to win. Definitely a game I will be playing again and again.

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