Kingdom Rush Review – Towering Gameplay
Kingdom Rush is a 1-4 player tower defense game. Defeat villains on their way to your castle or suffer the consequences.
After getting kicked around on level 1 for a few games, Kingdom Rush has finally begun to click and we’re set-up to play level 4.
Board Game Scores & Ranks:
- BGG Weight: 2.96
- Play time: 45-90Mins
- Player Count: 1- 4 players
- Year Published: 2020
Kingdom Rush Board Game Designer:
- Helena Hope
- Sen-Foong Lim
- Jessey Wright
- Grid Coverage
- Hand Management
- Pattern Building
- Tile Placement
Board Game Theme:
Loving this one so far. This has been on Matthias’ wish list for most of 2021 and he’s happy to say that it lives up the hype.
This is a tower defense game based on the Kingdom Rush IP.
Choose a character with unique abilities and powers, place towers and take down bad guys before they reach your castle.
The game has an app like upgrade system where you are constantly upgrading towers to make them more powerful. However, ‘Portal’ cards destory towers, certain villians are imune to certain types of attacks, etc.
The game comes with a set of scenario’s and difficutly levels.
We are still figuring things out and are stuck in Scenario 1 for the first 3 plays. We’ll figure it out!
So far we are really pleased with this game, as we love co-op scenario based games.
The game is a ton of fun, and a great co-op experience (and I imagine a great solo experience as well).
The game comes with 10 scenarios, all of which have a great sense of progression from the previous step, adding in different player abilities, bad guys and board set-ups.
This is a large box game with a TON of components at a very reasonable price point. Most game boxes have ‘air’, this does not. There is so much stuff in here.
The added tower expansion is a luxury, but we both enjoy the raised view point & thematic addition to the game.
Replayability is always a concern with scenario driven games. With 10 scenario’s in the box, and a number of defeats, we foresee this game getting at least 20-25 hours of play, which makes the game a good overall value.
For those that want to replay, there are variable difficultly starting points that make the game harder on the next playthrough.
The game does take a bit to setup and requires upgrading of cards throughout so having someone manage the cards does make it smoother and easier for table maintenance and organization.
Who is this game for?
This game is for people who enjoy scenario driven co-op games.
Kingdom Rush has found a home in our collection with the likes of Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion & Cloudspire.