Brawling Barons

Brawling Barons (2012)

A strategy card game by Benjamin and Jonathan Fryxelius

Teamplay for up to 6 players, ages 12+. Playing time: 30 minutes.



The king encourages all barons to expand their domains as new land is conquered. To gain favor in his eyes, each baron must show his worth by constructing buildings and thus increase the splendor of the kingdom, or by supporting the king in the war with military units. With the king’s eyes fixed on the frontlines, he probably wouldn’t notice your sharp elbow in your neighbour’s side… right?


Brawling Barons is a strategy card game consisting of 54 cards. From this deck of cards each player draws cards and collects resources. Units (peasants and squires) can then be played from the hand. The peasants can be upgraded (rotated) to buildings, and squires can become various military units. The military units can be sent to the frontlines to gain Victory Points, or they can attack opposing towns. When the last card is removed from the deck, the game ends and Victory Points are counted.

Strategic options include choosing units to play, waiting for the perfect timing to play them, optimizing the actions and playing the right events. At first glance, it may seem too simple, but new depths can certainly be discovered.

Brawling Barons can be played in 10-20 minutes by 2 experienced players. 3 player games take about 30 minutes. By combining 2 identical Brawling Barons decks, up to 6 players can play, either in a deathmatch or in teamplay. There is no maximum number of players, but we do not recommend playing more than 6 players.


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