The King Is Dead is a board game of politics and power struggles set in Britain in the chaotic period following the death of King Arthur. For the good of the country, a leader must unite the Scots, Welsh, and Romano-British – not by conquest but by diplomacy.
Players are members of King Arthur’s court. Whether a loyal knight, a scheming lord, or an ambitious noblewoman, you all have one thing in common: power. As prospective leaders, each player uses their power to benefit the factions, gaining influence among their ranks. The player with the greatest influence over the most powerful faction is crowned the new ruler of Britain.
Work behind the scenes to marshal your resources to gain power and influence. You owe loyalty only to yourself and treachery is part of the game. Stake your claim to the crown but remember: it’s not the power you wield that defines a great leader, it’s how you use it.
30-45 minute play time
1 Map of Britain
63 Wooden Pieces
1 Cloth Draw Bag
1 Rule Booklet
1 Morded Expansion