6 Faction Tiles
1 164-card Main Deck
1 Defender of the Holy Sepulchre card
10 Influence Point Cards
1 12-page Rulebook
The main deck consists of five suits - Nobles, Cities, Bezants, Titles and Knights - as well as battle and event cards.
Each turn you attempt to play a card to your Kingdom while also using them to protect your gains and lay claim to those of your opponents.
âLet those who for a long time, have been robbers, now become knights. Let those who have been fighting against their brothers and relatives now fight in a proper way against the barbarians. Let those who have been serving as mercenaries for small pay now obtain the eternal reward. Let those who have been wearing themselves out in both body and soul now work for a double honor.â -- Pope Urban II at Council of Claremont
And with those words the first of more than a dozen crusades was launched. Nobles and soldiers from nations and fiefdoms all over Europe would begin their ride to the Holy Land to battle the Saracen and reclaim Jerusalem for Christianity.
You take the role of one of these nation/fiefdoms and recruit nobles and knights, raise money and claim titles as you carve out a kingdom for yourself in Outremer. And while the Saracen is an ever-present threat, your opponents are just as likely to be your fellow crusaders.