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
Comments and reviews
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. https://t-a-w.blogspot.com/2007/06/solutions-to-kingmaker-leadership-test.html for castle pics.
spoiler 2019-12-21 2 points
too bad the castle pictures in the manual are worthless. cant play without them.
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 2 points
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 'crack.com' to crack
then to run game use command 'king'
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.
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