Kingdomino (Board Game)

Winner of Board Game of the Year 2017

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338
(16 user ratings)
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Description

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands...

Dominoes with a kingdom building twist. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game! The game ends when each player has completed a 5x5 grid, and then points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and crowns.

Product Details

Barcode
3770000904406
Department
Boards & Dice
Released
16 Nov 2016
Genre
Family Games
Category
Territory Building
Game Mechanic
Tile Placement
Year Published
2016
# of Players
2 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players, Recommended with 2 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
15 - 20 minutes
Game Designer
Bruno Cathala
Game Artist
Cyril Bouquet
Publisher
User Suggested Ages
5+
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
Honours
  • 2016 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2016 Tric Trac Nominee
  • 2017 As d'Or - Jeu de l'AnnĂ©e Nominee
  • 2017 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2017 Spiel des Jahres Winner
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

You'll never look at Domino's the same way!

Reviewed by on

Kingdomino is an award winning small 2-4 player tile laying game that can be played in about 10 -15 min.

The concept of the game is simple, build the most royal kingdom. But the way the game does it is pretty ingenious! Tiles are marked with 2 zones on them similar to a normal domino tile. Here, however the zones are either farmland,mines,ocean etc. Payers want to build their kingdom with as many as possible adjacent zonze being of the same time. Furthermore, the more crowns are connected to the zone, the more points you will score at the end of the game.

Players are also confined to building their kingdom in a 5 x 5 grid. Which add a ton of strategy as you need to try and ensure that your tile placement is spot on otherwise you'll end up throwing away valuable tiles

More stratagy is introduced through the tile selection mechanism where payers place a meemple on the next tile they want but, depending on the value of the tile it might mean that the only get to pick their next tile last.

It sound way more complicated than it is. My 8 year old son picked it up after only 2 playthroughs with myself.

There is a reason wy this game won the German Game of the Year in 2017.

At R275 it is a must buy!

CapeFury Approves

Great quality, but too simple

Reviewed by on

I'm not sure how it won Spiel des Jahres. It feels a bit like Carcassonne, but less interactive. It is probably more suited for young children. The artwork is lovely, and the tiles are decent. I suppose its price makes it more enticing, but rather save up for Carcassonne. Perhaps the upcoming Queendomino will be better.

A must own!

Reviewed by on

This little game has exceeded expectations and is on it's way to becoming a classic up there with the greats.

Although a short 'filler' style game, I've seen players get so wrapped up in playing multiple rounds of Kingdomino that the planned 5 hour epic of a game is forgotten in it's box.

Fast, simple to learn, hard to master, lots of fun and also a great gateway game to entice new players into the board game addiction. Plus the friendly price point vs. the high quality content leaves no excuse for not adding this gem into your gaming collection.