The Duke Street Date & Gameplay Videos



We’ve had some wonderful reviews from around the gaming world. A few quotes below, as well as review videos from Tom Vasel and Ryan Metzler (thanks!).

“…this is one of the best abstract strategy games I have ever played.”
-Tom Vasel (The Dice Tower)

“Most innovative little board game since Chess.”
-Michael A Stackpole (New York Times Best-selling writer and aware winning game designer)

“The best abstract strategy game I own!
-Bryan Pope (Creator of Mage Wars)

“This is an abstract I would suggest to anyone…”
-Ryan Metzler (The Dice Tower)

Ryan Metzler’s The Dice Tower Review Video

Tom Vasel’s The Dice Tower Review Video

Watch It Played Video

Rodney Smith of Watch It Played! has just posted a first, of what will be several, videos showcasing how The Duke is played.

Thanks to Rodney for this excellent video (as well as all the video work he does in making it easier for gamers to play games)!

Print & Play

Does the above videos and reviews pique your interest but your not yet sold? Well feel free to click-on-over to our TableTop page and click on The Duke. There you’ll find a host of downloads, including the complete, full rulebook, along with a print & play version of the game that you can download for free, cut out the pieces and be playing the entire game in short order.

There’s a lot of free material on that page, including complete rules and print & play pieces for future expansions. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, just use the links below:



Available When?

The following details cover the price and exactly when these will be available in your friendly local game store! Look in the Fall and Winter for more expansions.

The following has a Street Date of JULY 3RD

The Duke ($34.95)
The politics of the high court are elegant, shadowy and subtle. Not so in the outlying duchies. Rival dukes contend for unclaimed lands far from the king’s reach, and possession is the law in these lands. Use your forces to capture enemy troops before you lose the chance to claim the land for yourself.

In The Duke, players move their troop tiles around the board and flip them over after each move. Each tile’s side shows a different movement pattern. If you end your movement in a square occupied by an opponent’s tile, you capture it. Capture your opponent’s Duke to win!

Customization Tiles Tag
Customization Tiles Expansion Pack ($9.95)
Build your own Troop Tiles and conquer new lands for The Duke!

The following has a Street Date in AUGUST

Robert E. Howard Expansion Pack ($9.95)
Add your favorite characters from Robert E. Howard’s works-Solomon Kane, Kull The Conqueror, Dark Agnes de Chastillon, and Conan The Barbarian-to your game of The Duke!