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Stronghold Selling Strongly

Valley Games recent reprinting of Stronghold is doing very well at retailers, consistently ranking in the top ten. The game is the story of a seige. One player as the attacker and the other as the defender. Technically it is for 2-4 players, but of course it is probably best with just 2. In case you haven’t heard of Stronghold, here is the info from Valley Games:

Prepare yourself for the battle of the ages, be you the Defender or the Invader, the struggle will be epic and the story will be glorious.

We have been working with a number of people to rework the rules into 2 separate handbooks, one for the Defender and one for the Invaders. The artwork will remain the same so those of you with the first edition will be able to download the newest rules when they are complete.

Stronghold is a 2-4 player game telling the story of a siege. Players take opposite sides, one has to defend the stronghold, the other has to break into the castle as soon as possible. As time passes, defenders get Victory Points every turn for their efforts on the walls.

The game board represents the stronghold itself as well as the surrounding terrain, where enemy forces are placed and from where they proceed to the walls.

The defender has a small amount of soldiers manning the walls, while the invader has an infinite legion of them! A desperate fight is taking place every single turn. The invaders build war machines, equip their soldiers, train them and use black magic rituals to achieve victory. Meanwhile, defenders repair walls, build cannons, train soldiers and do everything they can to hold the castle as long as possible.

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Elliott Miller

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