New Games


Im Schatten des Sonnenkönigs

Manufacturer: Amigo
Designer: Alan R Moon; Aaron Weissblum
Year: 2002
Number of Players: 2 - 6
Time to Play: about 45 minutes
Ages: 10+


The players are dukes at the court of King Louis XIV. In the shadow of the Sun King they strive for as much power and gold as possible in the form of cards and chips, which are laid out openly before the players. Each player tries to achieve the card majority in five characteristics. These characteristics can be used to one's own benefit and against the fellow players. In the end the player with the most victory points wins. Victory points are awarded for blue cards, gold chips, and power chips.


  • 67 characteristic cards in five colors (14x blue and green, 13x purple, red, and yellow)
  • 8 auction cards (of 7 types)
  • 4 Gambling Debts special cards
  • 4 Cardinal Mazarin special cards
  • 1 Louis XIV special card
  • 6 rules summary cards
  • 20 gold chips
  • 40 power chips

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Front Cover

Back Cover

Copyright 2002