The King's Dilemma

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SKU: 12831
UPC: 8056324760245
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The King’s Dilemma is an interactive narrative experience with legacy elements, featuring several branching storylines leading to many possible finales and an evolving deck of event cards at its core.


In The King’s Dilemma, you and your friends represent the various Houses leading the government of the Kingdom of Ankist. You will draw one card from the Dilemma deck each round and experience the game story as it unfolds. Each card will pose a problem that the Council will have to resolve on the King’s behalf.

As members of the King’s inner circle, your decisions will determine how the story proceeds and the fate of the kingdom. Each event only happens once: you will discuss and bargain with the each other and finally have to make a choice, determining the outcome, progressing the game story, and possibly unlocking more events.

You will have to keep the kingdom going, while also seeking an advantage for your own House; this power struggle may lead the kingdom into war, famine, or riot, or it could generate wealth and well-being. It will depend on your choices! The thing is, each decision has consequences, what is good for the kingdom as a whole may be bad for your family.

Will you act for the greater good, or will you think only of yourself?


  • 75 Envelopes
  • 5 Aye Vote Cards
  • 5 Nay Vote Cards
  • 5 Pass Cards
  • 6 Secret Agenda Cards
  • 12 House Screens
  • 1 Map
  • 1 Cover Tile
  • 1 Sticker Booklet
  • 3 Mystery Sticker Dossier
  • 1 Stability Marker
  • 5 Momentum Markers
  • 5 Positive Open Agenda Tokens
  • 5 Negative Open Agenda Tokens
  • 72 Coin Tokens
  • 65 Power Tokens
  • 5 Resource Markers
  • 12 Outcome Markers
  • 1 Leader Token
  • 1 Moderator Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook


Players: 3 - 5
Ages: 14+
Runtime: 45m - 1h
Designer: Hjalmar Hach, Lorenzo Silva