The Duke


Launch The Duke Interactive Demo
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.

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In The Duke, players move their troop tiles around the board and flip them over after each move. Each tile’s side shows a dierent 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!

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

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“Watch It Played!” Video


Download The Complete Rules (High-Rez)

Movement Reference Sheet

Enhanced Abilities & Terrain Reference Sheet

Free Tile Builder (Uses CS4 or higher)

The Duke icons (Uses CS4 or higher)

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