Camelot Legends

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A tactical card game with an Arthurian theme that really works! This gorgeous game is a nail biter right to the very end. I have only gotten the chance to play this as a two player game, so my opinion may be skewed somewhat.

It seems as though sword and sorcery themed card games are a dime a dozen these days. So when I initially bought this one a few years back, I looked at the cover art, read the back of the box and nonchalantly tossed it into the cavernous maw of what I like to call “my games library”.  I then promptly forgot about it. Then one day, my wife decided to relocate my collection to a more advantageous location… in other words, I lost my closet. and while I love my new location, what I love even more is that it brought to my attention, the plethora of shrink wrapped games that were gathering dust in the far flung corners of said “games library”.

So I tear off the shrink wrap and shuffle a few decks while my wife reads the instructions aloud.  Within a few minutes I am immersed into the world of Merlin, Morgan and Arthur and half a minute later I realized what a monumental mistake I had made by ignoring this one. The game play is clean, engaging, strategic and down right fun. Overall, you are competing for victory points. These are represented by events that take place in one of three basic locations; Camelot, Cornwall and the Perilous Forest. I say “basic” because with the advanced rules, a few more come into play. These events are won by assembling a company of Knights. Each with his own strength and weaknesses which are measured using 6 traits; Combat, Diplomacy, Adventure, Cunning, Chivalry and Psyche.  If you meet the requirements of a challenge, you get to claim it, thus garnering you the much needed victory points and usually, something else, like trait bonuses, extra cards, etc.

Earlier I made the claim that this game was a nail biter… and it is.  Each game came down to a slim victory by 1 or 2 victory points. Up until the final turn, it was anyones game, and that (in my opinion) is cause for celebration. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves Arthurian lore or tactical game play.

Complexity: 3             Strategy: 5             Luck: 3             Overall: 4

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2 Responses to “Camelot Legends”


  1. 1 Andrew Parks September 17, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the review! Glad to see you and your wife enjoyed Camelot Legends. A lot of the game’s players have also been using the official “Lords of Camelot” variant located here:

    http://www.zmangames.com/products/camelot_legends/variants.html

    It greatly reduces the “luck of the draw” element possible in the game.

    Thanks!

    Andrew

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    Andrew Parks
    Quixotic Games LLC

  2. 2 Tej Kohli January 8, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Keep up the good work for good games…:)


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