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Ken Follett's novel "The Gates Of The World" is the basis for this sophisticated processed board game written by Stefan Stadler and Michael Rieneck, who for the Kosmos-Verlag already implemented the predecessor "They Pillars of the Earth".
Center of the victory points - collecting is once again the medieval city "Kingsbridge" in which not only important buildings in the urban infrastructure but also the tower of the mighty cathedral to be completed. With the construction materials used for the players receive their victory points. Who are donations hedgehog on a building and is paying such taxes may, on completion of a building get an added bonus. The players are not just for raw materials available, but also the king's favor and blessing of the clergy.
That sounds far to good results. but it is certainly not in the game. Who too much on fame and builder is out and forget the people, it may have to deal with ostracism, starvation or even the outbreak of the plague. Since then helps not by the cloth trade in the market earned money, but only a good medical education.
A special feature of the novel is to keep the tension over a long period of time. This is the board game by a circular system with a total of 4 chapters, so put time episodes. In each of these episodes, players can play out their actions and provide themselves with the needed items such as raw materials, grain, grace, piety, and medical knowledge.
Before they do so, each round starts with an event. The event card drawn has a dual function. First, the event runs. It has a direct impact on the game and influenced - negatively the available resources. Usually more »