Free Print and Play - Royal Espionage
A storytelling game of intrigue, intelligence, and imminent death.
You are a member of the King's Court and have been snared into spying for both the King and the Unknown Usurper. The King desires the identity of the Usurper, as well as their loyal supporters- or you're dead. The Usurper wants to know who is loyal to the King and who can be turned- or you're dead.
Not only must you survive this delicate balancing act, but at the end of the conflict you must be on the conqueror’s side- or you're dead. How did you get entangled in this deadly game?
However, the risks do have their rewards: if you are successful you will become the Kingdom's Royal Spymaster, plus you get to live, so it’s a game worth playing.
Royal Espionage is a storytelling game where you determine, more or less, how the story unfolds. Immersing yourself in the story and how it plays is part of the purpose and fun of this game. Which court members support the King? Which defect? Where do you end up? How do you balance the dangerous information you gather? Play and find out!
Single player game. Estimated playing time is 20-30 Minutes.
Rules are only four pages long.
From the 2018 Solitaire Print and Play Contest:
-Best Overall Game: 2nd place!
-Best Paragraph/Story: 1st place!
-Best Game Designed in Contest Timeframe: 1st place!
-Best Playtester: 1st place!
-Most Thematic Game: 2nd place
-Volunteer Prize (votes from volunteer playtesters only): 3rd place
-Best Regular PNP Build: 3rd place!
-Best Rule Book: 5th place
-Best Artists: 5th place
-Best Original Artwork: 7th place
-Best Graphic Design: 8th place
-Best Low Ink Printing: 8th place
Image Credit: Charles Polenzani
Image Credit: Rachel Bruner (game designer)