Detailed Game Information

Castle Danger (Issue a New Challenge)

Designer/Publisher: Matt Worden
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2006 Dec 08
Boardgame Geek Entry: 6995
SDG Wiki Page:
SDG Rank: 44 (8 points, 18 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Broken, Unique Board
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
202 8 moves 24d:4h:3m:11s 45.54% 202 games

Castle Danger is a 2-player, turn-based strategy game. Each turn, a player gets to add another piece to his or her side of the board, move pieces, and shoot cannonballs at the opponent. Who will hit the other's King first?

This is a commercial game available for purchase from the designer's web site.

Username Rating Comments
Dandolo 2 A special Chess variant.
papa_bear 2 Castle Danger seems to have been fixed now (the first-player advantage used to be decisive). Accordingly, I rate the game very highly again. From the simple concept of balancing space and mobility, Matt Worden has developed a great game of planning and strategy.
Wickedestjr 2
Aaron 1 I do not play this game very well, but it is an excellent abstract. I highly recommend it.
antihero 1
CDRodeffer 1 Fun light war game that plays in about 40 minutes over the board.
dralius 1
JCT34 1
Keith 1 Another game with clever mechanisms from Matt. Here the balance is between space and action points. The game had too much of a first person advantage. Not only has this been addressed with a rule change but the fix adds tactical considerations that deepen the game.
unic 1 Very clever abstract. I have some worries about first-player advantage and stalemate situations.
Cerulean 0 I want this game to be a siege, but it's over in just a few turns. It's no small feat to turn the game around once you're behind.
Draw5PlayAll 0 Good in theory, but the Wizards Must Wait is broken and the walls can be moved like any other piece even with no builder around.
Laurie_Menke 0
morganfitzp 0 Cool balance of strategy, though playing it sometimes makes me feel like I'm beating my head against a wall.
istari -1
Joe_Hill -1
nycavri -1 Attractive but claustrophobic. I do not enjoy the long command strings. Likely plays better over a board.
jonah -2

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