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Lord Shaven is dead. Found in his bed chamber, his skin white and his blood still. Now, his two children fight for his title. They muster the household private guards—the janissaries—to their sides. But who will have the stronger army when the bribes are done?

Janissaries is an abstract game set in the world of Houses of the Blooded. You take command of household guards to your side so you can claim your father's the empty throne. You have four kinds of troops at your disposal—swordsmen, spearmen, archers and shieldmen—as you try to take command of the household. Meanwhile, your enemy sibling also seeks to take control of your father’s personal guard, hoping to bribe them to his side before you do. You must block his efforts with your own troops. You must guard corridors, cut him off from supplies and otherwise ensure he cannot create a better command structure.

Janissaries represents this all in a five-by-five grid of cards. Each card represents an element of Lord Shaven’s personal guard. Every time you lay down a card, it represents you taking command of a part of the castle. But just acquiring spearmen and other troops is not enough. You must muster troops to form units, otherwise, your men will be scattered and ineffective. The player who puts together the most effective units will win the game.

JANISSARIES INCLUDES:

88 full color, fully illustrated cards

1 rulebook PDF

Janissaries Example CardJanissaries Example Card 2

Janissaries Example Card 3Janissaries Example Card 4



Links to videos explaining the game, answering questions, showing game play.


 
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File Last Updated:
August 26, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on July 10, 2013.
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John Wick Presents
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