Orléans Board Game

Posted on Posted in Board Games, Board Games

During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France. Every profession is associated with certain advantages.

Each round is broken up into 7 phases, but the core gameplay is very simple: players start their turn by drawing a number of worker tokens from their bag, place their workers on the corresponding spots on their player board, and then do the action. Most actions allow players to acquire new workers and put them in their bag. Each of the different workers that you can acquire will offer a unique upgrade for you. Thus knights increase their own radius of action and are also needed to accompany trade travels. In the village you can hire craftsmen who help with the construction of shops and make tools. Scholars are important to advance progress. And last but not least, it is worthwhile to be active in the monastery, because with the aid of the monks one is less exposed to fate.

In Orléans, you will always want to take more actions than possible, and there are many paths to victory. The challenge is to combine all elements as best as possible with regard to your strategy. Available here.