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DOS - 1994

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Alt name Kingmaker: The Quest for The Crown
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Turn-based
Publisher Avalon Hill Game Company, The
Developer TM Games
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.70
4.4 / 5 - 25 votes

Description of Kingmaker

Avalon Hill's first release after long absence is a severely underrated and undersold game.

Kingmaker is a wonderful PC conversion of an AH board game. Choose to be either Lancaster or York in the famed "War of the Roses" in medieval England. The goal: have your faction secure a royal heir, get him (or her) crowned King (Queen Regent), and then keep him (her) alive whilst you exterminate all the other royal pretenders.

Solid AI, original premise (you can "assign" lots of titles to your vassals, and abduct several heirs apparent), and excellent music despite simplistic battle interface.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Metalgearsolid 2023-11-02 0 point

Works but donĀ“t understand anything in the game

ArayaScreams 2020-04-19 0 point

I actually just found this existed when looking up something on Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and from what I read on Wikipedia about the board game itself, and learning this was made based on the board game, I definitely have to try it. Avalon Hill did some amazing computer takes on pretty sophisticated board games I never did get a chance to play.

baderfoss 2020-04-19 1 point DOS version

likes to lock up. for castle pics.

spoiler 2019-12-21 2 points

too bad the castle pictures in the manual are worthless. cant play without them.

preussenotto 2018-06-07 0 point

Cant get past the copy protect

Bromley86 2017-10-16 0 point

The browser link seems to be down. If that's what you're after, you can play it in a browser over on Internet Archive.

BlakeStone 2017-09-09 1 point DOS version

Highly enjoyable. The graphics aren't the best but the game play is fun. I love the random events that happen, making for a different game everytime you play.

Arnman 2017-04-13 1 point

Create your game folder
move contents of disc 1 to game folder
move espeech.lzh from disc 2 to game folder
move evoice.lzh from disc 3 to game folder
move contents of king-crk disc to game folder
overwrite any files it asks to
at dos prompt type command 'lha e king' to extract files
then in game folder dos prompt type 'lha e espeech' to extract
then in game folder dos prompt type 'lha e evoice' to extract
then in game folder dos prompt type '' to crack
then to run game use command 'king'

mrty 2015-09-10 2 points

want on cd only, no more of this download stuff that isnt there later

Ben 2014-11-02 -4 points DOS version

it is saying need disk1 help

ben 2014-11-02 3 points DOS version

it is not working with boxer here
It is starting and importing but i cannot play.
it always goes back to the exe

The Plage 2014-04-08 1 point DOS version

I think this is one of the great underrated board games of all time; comprising as it does of treachery, compromise and the ability to always come back from the almost dead.

bazza18 2013-07-10 3 points DOS version

looking forward to meeting an old lost friend

Jorgusson 2013-01-07 0 point DOS version

Thanks to this game i knew what "The War Of The Roses" was about. not from the game of course, but it made me to search through the books ;-) Nice Game

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