Royal Combat: Warriors of History strategy battle card game on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 19th, 2015
Royal Combat

Bartl Brothers is running a Kickstarter campaign for their Royal Combat: Warriors of History strategy battle card game. Or, more appropriately, “games,” since the cards can be used for more than just one game. The cards are much like regular playing cards, but instead of simply numbers and the various personalities of royalty we all know, the cards have various warriors from all throughout history on them. This changes a bit about how you play the various games.

The four games are a “Basic Battles” card game that’s very similar to the game War, but you get to pick which card you play, as opposed to it being randomly drawn off the top of your deck. Next is the “Battlefield” advanced strategy game is much more like a board game in that you lay your cards out on a gridded map and have the various warriors fight one-another in order to take over a castle. This is, if you ask me, the real “meat” of this campaign. It’s sort of like Stratego. The next game is your classic “Memory” game where you play cards face-down on a grid and try and remember which ones are where. Finally, the campaign talks about “Capture the Flag” but where each player is given an identity from the deck of warriors that they play as. Sure, that might be a bit more “for the kids” but hey, getting people outside and running around and throwing in a bit of history into the mix isn’t a bad thing.

The “standard” pledge for a deck of the cards is $25. The campaign is set to run for another 15 days.


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  • Odinsgrandson

    At first glance, this had me thinking about Anachronism- the card game from about a decade ago where you pit historical warriors against one another (think- Musashi vs. Joan of Arc or Alexander the Great vs Robert the Bruce).

    That was a pretty fun game. But I guess totally unrelated to this. I think I feel inspired to pull out those old cards now.

    • TGN_Polar_Bear

      I loved Anachronism. I used to play it all the time.

      • Odinsgrandson

        Yeah- I think I’ll be pulling those old cards out this weekend.

        Such a shame that game didn’t last- it would have fit in well with these new non-collective living card games.