For the Crown expansion #1: Shock & Awe

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Quick Overview

For the Crown expansion kit 1: Shock & Awe introduces many new units with which to seize the kingdom and crown that is rightfully yours!

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Tensions mount in the war for the crown, and both sides are turning to new tactics and strange allies. Battlefields are haunted by ghosts, buffeted by invisible forces and wracked by lightning. Armies march under the auspice of statues, and secure formations are breached by attacks from odd directions. Which side will best master these new devices and capture the enemy sovereign?

For our popular deck-building game, For the Crown 2nd edition, comes the first expansion, Shock & Awe, introducing 13 new cards and 10 new unit types to pit against your opponent. Bolster your economy with the Caravan, duplicate key assets with the Changeling, and rule the battlefield with the mighty Amazon. Who has the wit and will to lead these new forces to victory, and who will succumb to Shock & Awe?

Note: For the Crown expansion kit 1: Shock & Awe is not a "stand alone" game. You must own a copy of For the Crown 2nd edition to use it. This expansion kit cannot be used with the first edition of For the Crown.

What's In The Box?:

•   One two-sided Rules sheet
•   55 thick, two-sided, laser-cut game units
•   50 deck-building cards
•   One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet


Game Design: Jeremy Lennert
Docs & Development: Noelle Le Bienvenu
Art: Daniel Taylor
Playtesting: Bay Chang, Alan Emrich, Nathan Hansen, Richard Hutnik, Jack McHugh, Benjamin Reiniger
Proofreading: Joshua Gottesman, Ian Wakeham

Game Resources

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Game Data

Number of Players 2
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 45 minutes
Difficulty 3
Solitaire Suitability 2
Designer Jeremy Lennert
Developer Victory Point Games


Heavy is the Brow by Jason Meyers (iSlaytheDragon)
If you really like For the Crown and its numerous ways to tweak, experiment, and strategically dig deep, then Shock & Awe is essential. Befitting its subtitle, this add-on ratchets up the complexity and offers some bold new units that provide some really fun swings in the game. (8/10)