Reviewed by Chris Wray
MAJESTY: FOR THE REALM (Z-Man Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 7 and up, 30-45 minutes; $39.99)
One of the hottest games of Essen 2017 was Majesty: For the Realm. Designed by Marc André (of Splendor fame) and published by Hans im Glück (of Carcassonne fame), the game was towards the top of both the BoardGameGeek Geekbuzz list and Fairplay Magazine’s scout list. Majesty has continued to gain traction in recent weeks, getting its U.S. release in December and topping favorite lists from many post-Essen conventions. I’ve tried more than sixty Essen titles since October, and this is still my favorite. I’ve logged more than a dozen plays, and I’m looking forward to a dozen more.