Reviewed by Pevans
THE PALACE OF MAD KING LUDWIG (Bezier Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 13 and up, 75 minutes; $59.95)
As the title gives away, this is a thematic sequel to designer Ted Alspach’s Castles of Mad King Ludwig– itself a follow-up to his earlier game, Suburbia. In all the games, the idea is developing something (a suburb, a castle…) by playing tiles. One difference in The Palace of Mad King Ludwig is that the players are all adding rooms (tiles) to the same edifice: the Palace. The types of room and how they score well be familiar to those who’ve played Castles of Mad King Ludwig but this game’s mechanisms are very different.