Thursday, March 31, 2016

Richard I the Lionheart (1981)

Richard I the Lionheart (1981)


6.3 out of 10 with 10 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
War Game Rank: Not Ranked


"'The Devil is loose', spake Philip II of France to Prince John of England. Thus was announced the return of Richard I the Lionheart from prison to the leadership of the Angevin Empire. Weeks later, Richard's pennant once again flew over the battlefields of France, and Richard proved again himself to be the preeminent warrior of his time."

Richard I the Lionheart, is a strategic game of Richard's French campaigns during the period 1194-1199 . . . The game accurately reflects Richard's campaigns for France, and is suitable for moderately experienced players."

  • Designer: Todd Fisher
  • Publisher: Mayfair Games
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 120
  • Honors: 1981 Charles S. Roberts Best Initial Release Nominee, 1981 Charles S. Roberts Best Pre-Twentieth Century Game Nominee
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Medieval, Wargame
  • Mechanic: Hex-and-Counter
  • Alternate Names: Richard I the Lionheart


No counters

From Ebay, 06/18/08. $17.

6 out of 10
Too complex for the target audience. Needed a bigger format.

7 out of 10
A realistic treatment of an unusual theme - the Lionheart not on Crusade! Enjoyable and with a good amount of historical accuracy.

No rating - possibly one play 30 years ago

5 out of 10
Would have worked better with area movement. Too many counter typos. Use of tracks to record strength was a good idea.


Later Middle Ages > France > Campaigns
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