Castellan International Board Game
- 2 players
- 45 minutes playing time
- Players work together to build a castle but compete for points
- Winning takes skill. There are no dice, and the players have identical decks of cards.
- The plastic castle pieces are highly detailed and interlock solidly.
- 45 minutes to play
In Castellan, two players work together to build a castle. Finely detailed wall and tower pieces link together to form courtyards and the player who finishes a courtyard claims it with a Keep, scoring points for that courtyard equal to the number of tower pieces surrounding it. Each player starts the game with two decks of cards: a wall deck and a tower deck. Each card allows a player to play the components shown on it, with the wall deck cards always depicting at least one wall (and some combinations of walls/towers) and the tower deck cards always depicting at least one tower (and again some combination of walls/towers). On a turn, a player can play as many cards as they want, but they may draw only one card at the end of their turn. The goal is to create courtyards - and subdivide existing courtyards - while keeping your opponent from doing the same. Players have the same cards in their decks, so the challenge is all about what to use when. The game ends when all the castle pieces are used up and the player with the most points wins.