Castles of Mad King Ludwig was designed by Ted Alspach and is published by Bézier Games
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Castles of Mad King Ludwig at the BoardGameGeek
Pevans's first impressions of Castles of Mad King Ludwig at the Gathering 2014
Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets
This expansion adds all sorts of interesting twists to the game. First off, there are the moats: laying these can get you plenty of points, but you must then keep your castle inside them. There are secret passages players can use to make extra connections between rooms. And, as you might expect, lots of new rooms for your castle.
The eponymous secrets are swan symbols on the new room tiles. These give another resource for players to collect, using them for extra cash during the game or hoarding them for points at the end.
All in all, that's a lot of fascinating features for further twists on a clever game.
For 1-4 players, aged 13+, playing time 90 minutes: £17.00 (£14.17 outside the EU)