Royal Bastards is a politically
correct incorrect game of intrigue, corruption, and backstabbing. Where every Royal Bastard wants to be King! All to gain the throne of his highness, Richard “Dick” Greathart, a most loved ruler. Since King Richard did not leave an heir, you, as one of his many descendants are racing to gain control of the now empty throne, but you’ll have to contend with the MANY other bastards doing the same, will you earn enough support in the territories that King Richard ruled for so many years in peace, or like your now deceased father, have your history be discovered by the populace sending you to ruin?
Once upon a time in the year 647...
The lands of Joda had never been more peaceful and prosperous. The Orcs, Goblins, and Trolls of the Orkland put down their weapons of war and began peace talks. The residents of the Treasured Valley, Humans and Halflings, ascended from farmers to philosophers. The Dwarves and Giants of the Twin Spires forged strong bonds. Elves, Gnomes, and Centaurs frolicked in the Ancient Grove. Even Demons, Dragon-Kin, and the Lycans lived in fantastic times of abundance and fortune in the Dark Hallows.
This unprecedented era was brought to Joda by good King Richard “Dick” Greathart. A benevolent ruler and a fierce defender of his people, King Richard brought peace to the world through compassion and caring for every single citizen on Joda. The King spent his days in friendly discussions with each race’s leaders and his nights in friendlier discussions in the bars and taverns.
King Richard was so beloved by his kingdom that all the races gathered together and bestowed a longevity potion upon him, further extending his life. But at the ripe old age of 186, his body could take no more.
The King summoned his harem of trusted advisors to his bedroom for one last “meeting...”
Richard died peacefully in his sleep in the spring of 647, surrounded by friends. Having never taken a wife, King Richard Greathart left no legitimate heir to his crown.
During his miraculous 152-year reign, the good King loved ALL his subjects. Illegitimate sons and daughters of every race sprung up from all over the lands of Joda declaring they had the right to ascend to the throne. The elders from each region gathered to determine how a new king was to be crowned.
They decreed that each Firstborn Bastard must gain the support of the citizens of each Territory to become king.
Each Royal Bastard now asserts his or her case and gathers followers and support throughout Joda to be the one to claim the crown!
Rudy breaks the glass barrier to get to his hair gel.
Territory Tiles are magnetic! We took a long time thinking of ways to set the contents of this fantastic game apart from other board games out there. So we looked at the game's components and knew the game board should stand apart. Images are printed directly onto the tiles, NOT stickers!