In 1289, King Philip the Fair decided to strengthen the borders of the Kingdom of France by building a new castle at Caylus. For the time being, Caylus is but a humble village, but soon, workers and craftsmen will be flocking by the cartload, attracted by the great prospects. Around the building side, a city is slowly rising up.
In this game, the players act as building supervisors whose mission is to build the new castle. To accomplish this, they'll have to manage their money, the available resources and above all else develop the economy of the little village which extends to the foot of the building site. Of course, the royal agents - the bailiff and the provost - keep a watchful eye on the progress of the work !
Winner of: International Gamers award 2006 (General Stategy) and Deutscher Spiele Preis 2006
Also awarded a Special Prize (Complex Game), by the jury of the Spiel des Jahres
For a detailed look at this complex city-building game, have a look at the Rules Booklet (2.5Mb PDF file)
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Contents: 1 game board, 40 building tiles, 100 wooden houses, 31 wooden pawns, 36 wooden discs, 140 wooden cubes, 40 coins, 1 rulebook