In the board game Kingdom Builder, players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building settlements that will generate the most gold.

Kingdom Builder Game Board


Object of the Game

Goal: Acquire the most gold, based on the unique characteristics of the game.


Gameplay varies each game, based on:


Selection of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10)


Kingdom Builder Cards


Arrangement of map terrain sectors (4 of 8)


Kingdom Builder Map Quadrants


Special action abilities (4 of 8) that allow players to strategically place new or existing settlements



Kingdom Builder Special Action Tiles



Player moves are dictated by the random selection of a terrain card for each turn (1 of 5)

Kingdom Builder Terrain Cards



Ways to Earn Gold

Meet conditions for the 3 Kingdom Builder cards
Build next to a castle



God's Covenant with King David


When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers

I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you,

and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name

and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.


- 2 Samuel 7: 12-13 


Game Features

Basic information for this game is provided here to be used as a guide and may differ from the game box recommendations. These ratings are based on averages from thousands of players in the gaming community.

The Complexity rating is comprised of a combination of attributes related to game-play difficulty and game rule understanding. The scale ranges from 1 to 5, with 1 = easy and 5 = difficult.



2 - 4; Best = 4


45 minutes






Game Play

Area Control, Route/Network Building; Modular Board


A family strategy game that has different conditions each time you play!


2 Samuel 7: 13 God will build His kingdom, in His time, according to His perfect will.


Strategic thinking, logic, mathematics.



Kingdom Builder Overview

A 9:34 review video

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How to Play

A 10:43 Kingdom Builder instructional video


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Tactical Tips



Here are some basic  Kingdom Builder strategies:

  • Have a plan
  • Diversify your options
  • Acquire the special tiles

Read a complete explanation of the suggested strategy tips regarding Kingdom Builder here.


Expansions & Extras

Kingdom Builder has a number of available expansions*:

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