Fief: France 1429 (Damaged Copy)
PLEASE NOTE: This game arrived with box damage – see Gallery Images.
Fief: France 1429 is a game of dynastic ambition, where players assume the roles of nobles in the 15th century Kingdom of France. Each player strives to become the most powerful ruling force in the Kingdom by gaining control of Fief and Bishopric territories. In turn, they acquire Royal and Ecclesiastical (church) titles which give their families influence to elect the next Pope and King. Players strengthen their positions by negotiating marriage alliances between their families, setting the stage for love treachery and deception!
The game board represents a portion of the Kingdom of France in the Middle Ages. Villages have square outlines that are connected by roads that allow Lord and Troop movement. The villages are grouped into eight colored background areas that represent individual Fiefs, which are domains given to Lords to preside over. Each village also belongs to one of 5 church Bishoprics. Each Bishopric is outlined with a heavy border line and is numbered between 1-5 along the edge of the board inside a Bishop’s Mitre. Each village is part of both a Fief and a Bishopric. Fiefs have different colored backgrounds and Bishoprics have heavy bordered outlines that include several different Fiefs.
Each player controls up to four family members, comprised of male and female nobles. These family members will rise in power by gaining Royal and Ecclesiastic Titles.
In Fief: France 1429, a player may attempt to gain control of all the villages in a Fief to gain the Royal Title of Baron, Earl or Duke. For each Fief a player controls, he gains 1VP. These Titled Lords may now take part in the election for the next King. They may even be a candidate to become King, thus bringing 1VP and more power to the family!
You win the game as soon as you have 3VPs. This is easier said than done and you may need to form alliances with other players through diplomacy and marriage to obtain your goal. When one of your family members marries a noble of another family, the two of you become allied. You now win the game together with 4VPs and cannot win alone, unless your marriage is annulled by the Pope or your spouse is ‘mysteriously’ murdered or dies of some other foul means!
Fief is a highly interactive player game of diplomacy, alliances, open chivalry and dastardly deceit!
Awards & Honours:
2015 Cardboard Republic Daredevil Laurel Nominee
Fief: France 1429 Board Game Expansions:
FIEF France: Gameboard
Fief: France 1429 – Crusades Expansion
Fief: France 1429 – Expansions Pack
Fief: France 1429 – Politics
Fief: France 1429 – Tactics
Fief: France 1429 – Templars Expansion
Fief: France 1429 – Teutonic Knights Expansion
A Song of Ice and Fief (fan expansion for Fief 1429)
What’s in the box? Fief: France 1429 Contents:
- 78 sergeant tokens (square) (13 per player)
- 48 knight tokens (square) (8 per player)
- 12 trebuchet tokens (square) (2 per player)
- 18 taxes tokens (round) (3 per player)
- 6 wedding tokens (square) (1 per player)
- 12 vote tokens (square) (2 per player)
- 18 embassy tokens (square) (3 per player – neutral color)
- 2 assassin tokens (square)
- 6 prisoner tokens (square)
- 1 crown prince token (square)
- 1 excommunication token (square)
- 15 windmill tokens (round)
- 18 lord tokens (large rectangle) (6 women, 12 men)
- 12 castle/city tokens (large square)
- 5 relic tokens (octagon)
- 1 “D’Arc” token (long rectangle)
- 17 title tokens (long rectangle): 8 fiefs, 3 cardinals, 1 cardinal w/ coin, 5 bishops
- 3 title tokens (square): 1 king, 1 queen, 1 pope
- 56 coin tokens (round): 21×1, 19×2, 16×5
- 4 black combat dice
- 4 white combat dice
- 1 brown standard dice
58 Cards (44x68mm):
- 22 characters
- 25 events
- 10 disasters
- 1 first player
- 1 rulebook
- 1 board
- 6 rules summary sheets
- 6 player aid sheets