Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.
It’s a good first role-playing game because it boils things down to simple decisions while raising themes about the complexity of politics. There are a few games in the series, available on all the same platforms, that use this same mechanic but in a different setting or with a different monarch:
- Reigns: Her Majesty extends the game to a new kingdom with power in a woman’s hands. New characters and a fresh story are a chance to consider patriarchy itself with additional pressures to balance like "being criticised for having too many wrinkles" or “gossiping too much.”
- Reigns: Game of Thrones draws on the popular TV series and books for characters and plot. If you’re a fan of the series, this can be a good game to start with.
- Reigns: Beyond: Takes the decision making into space. You don't have an empire, but must build one for your rock band.
You can play this game in the following styles:
PEGI 7 with implied violence. ESRB: TEEN with violence and blood.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's tempting to see this as a game for the very young. Although youngsters can cope with the swiping mechanic, the weighing of these decisions and management of resources take some skill. Also, to get to grips with the different characters and the wider narrative requires some joined up thinking.
Reigns: Game Of Thrones
Reigns: Game of Thrones
Reigns: Her Majesty
Reigns: Kings & Queens
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