Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kramer, Kiesling & Alea Bring Back King Arthur

Stefan Brück has released a bit of info about the alea title to follow Die Burgen von Burgund – currently scheduled for a late February 2011 release in Germany – and for the first time in many moons Stefan Feld's name will not be on the box of an alea release. Instead the dynamic design duo of Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling will present König Artus und die Tafelrunde, aka "King Arthur and the Round Table".

König Artus (2-4 players, ages 9+) will be a medium-sized game rating 2-3 on the alea difficulty scale. Brück says that the game attracted him due to its high replay appeal, with that appeal being due to the game's exceptional playing mechanism. The game will include two levels of difficulty.


  1. K&K + Alea = What we've watited for / Magnum disappointment

  2. First of all, the streak of Stefan Feld designs only applies to big box Alea games. Since Rum & Pirates began the run of 5 straight Feld big-boxers, there have been 4 medium sized Alea games released, none of which were designed by Feld. So the Feld streak remains alive.

    Secondly, I'm not disappointed with this news at all. Instead, I'm hoping that the combination of Kramer, Kiesling, and Bruck will produce something memorable. It appears the game will be less complex than many Aleas, but that doesn't preclude it from being interesting. In fact, Alea's definition of complexity and mine tend to be pretty different. At any rate, I look forward to this new game and eagerly await more news about it from my favorite boardgaming news site.