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Game #2903
Kingdoms of Germany  
War   Tabletop war

Rating: 8.05 (19 votes)

Kingdoms of Germany box cover

Kingdoms of Germany screenshot
Kingdoms of Germany is a fun but somewhat “dry” wargame set in medieval Germany. From a short critique of the game by veteran wargame reviewer M.E. Brooks, “...Economics, diplomacy and military forces all coalesced into a challenging game; however, Kingdoms of Germany did not conform to the historical milieu and the overall nature of this product was almost completely game-oriented as opposed to teaching any historical lessons. A sequel to [Brian Vodnik’s earlier] Vikings: Fields of Conquest, although not as geographically interesting.”

MEB’s criticisms notwithstanding, I found Kingdoms of Germany to be an interesting entertaining game that retains most of the high points of Vikings, including a decent computer AI and a strong board game feel. Unfortunately it looks and plays too much like Vikings without any significant improvements—basically it’s the same game on a new map. If you like Vikings, you will probably enjoy this “sequel” that should have been marketed as an “add-on” rather than a brand new game.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Brian Vodnik
Developer: Realism Entertainment
Publisher: Starbyte
Year: 1994
Software Copyright: Realism Entertainment
Theme: Historical
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Vikings: Fields of Conquest, Hannibal: Master of the Beast, Kingmaker

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