In Kingdomino, you are a lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, including wheat fields, lakes, and mountains, in order to spot the best plots, while competing with other lords to acquire them first.
The game uses tiles with two sections, similar to Dominoes. Each turn, each player will select a new domino to connect to their existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen, with better tiles forcing players to pick later in the next round. The game ends when each player has completed a 5x5 grid (or failed to do so), and points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and valuable crown symbols.
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It is a 2 to 4 player strategy game that plays like dominoes with a kingdom-building twist. Each turn you will connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure that at least one of its sides connects to a matching element already in play. Make sure to include dominoes with crowns on them, because at the end of the game you will score points equal to the total number of matching elements multiplied by the number of crowns.
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"The final charm I guess is that Kingdomino works both as a relaxed experience and as a more competitive game. Families or friends that don't like a lot of 'take that' can quietly go about their kingdom building and pay little attention to what others are doing, tally up scores and whether they win or not, they can look at their little kingdom at game's end. More competitive players though, certainly have the ability to look at the scoring potential of their opponents and take 'that' tile that would result in a big boon"