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Feudal. Chesslike game of wellknown game company.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Brian wrote on 2008-08-05 UTC
I went ahead and scanned my copy of the game for those wanting a full

The one thing I think was missing from the description of the game is the
unique way on deciding the setup.  A coin-toss is made and the winner of
the toss chooses what color they will play while the loser positions the
board (they get to pick the side they want to start on)...meaning normally
you would want to be a loser of the toss since it gives you the strategic

Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-04-07 UTC
I remember playing this as a straight up chess variant, where you moved one piece per turn, and it worked pretty well.

Sam Trenholme wrote on 2006-10-22 UTC
Now that the game is out of print, I think it is OK if someone posted more detailed rules here. I understand and respect copyright, but I would hate to see this game's rules becoming lost in the sands of history.

- Sam

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-10-22 UTC
I was just commenting on how you could replace them after you removed the original hinges - honest!

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-10-22 UTC
Yes, Joe, I realize I can cut the hinges... but I like them. 3M could have saved money on the tape... but they wanted the board to flip out neatly and have the sections stay close together... without large gaps. My son's Feudal board has no hinges... apparently someone cut them.

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-10-22 UTC
Hey, Gary, you got me curious, so I took out my Feudal board, and mine is also hinged together, but it's done with clear tape. I've been making hinged game boards for a little while now, and I've found Scotch Packaging Tape is excellent for this purpose. And, as far as I can tell, it's identical to the tape used on my board, except for being 2' wide. An exacto knife can take care of that, so you can seperate the 4 board sections, then if you don't like it that way, tape them back together again - the tape 3M used is about 1' wide, and if you look closely, you can see the zigzag edge where the tape was cut by the serrated dispenser blade for my board.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-10-21 UTC
Fairly good rules for Feudal can be found here, at

In the intro they state that the 4 pieces of the plastic peg-board can
be placed differently for each game setup.  My game of Feudal has the board
 pieces hinged together... they unfold in the same manner each for each game.
  But you can rotate the complete board and thus experience 4 possible
 terrain options for your army's setup.

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-10-21 UTC
Evan, email me if you need more than this. I have the game, complete with
rules. Briefly, the castle can be placed on any terrain. Capture a castle
by first moving to and stopping on the outer position [the Green], and on
the next turn moving into the castle proper; this wins the [2 player]
Enjoy. Joe

Evan wrote on 2006-10-21 UTCGood ★★★★

What I really need is to duplicate the rule book.

I have the pieces and the divider screen.

I cannot remember how the castle interacts with attack/defense and rules on placement.

This is a truely super game, and is a path to getting kids interested in chess.

It has been too many years to remember, and I can't find the rules on line. SAD.

skuba wrote on 2006-05-05 UTCGood ★★★★
i need to know how to play the game me and my uncle forgot it looks good though :)

Maad Maaks wrote on 2003-06-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I too have been playing this game since the 1970's. I have played the game with many variations, including placing additional boards down (3 x 3 or a aquare with a hole hole in the center and 4 kingdoms on either the corners or inner pieces between the corners). Though not as intense as chess, Feudal does command your entire attention. If you fail to look over every move prior to passing the turn, you are likely to suffer a serious setback, or worse yet, defeat!.

David Short wrote on 2002-10-23 UTCGood ★★★★
The game is no longer manufactured, but you can often find someone
selling their copy of the game on Ebay

I think I'll go bid on one now!

Anonymous wrote on 2002-10-22 UTCPoor ★
I was looking for information on buying this game on-line. Nothing refered to the purchasing of this game. Thanks for nothing.

Max wrote on 2002-06-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Feudal is a game for those who want to expand the variation of 
chess. One added twist is to create a system of odds, where 
the stength of the character, is a factor in the attack. For example,
a knight against a knight is 1:1 odds, or two pikeman against a knight,
but one pikeman against one knight is 1:2. Use Dice, and decide the 
attack. This makes chess into a more realistic battle, where both 
thought and luck plays a factor.

Drdrax wrote on 2002-05-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
An AWESOME game. I have been playing since the mid 1970s. An explanation to Greg Hardina's question regarding the King. If the King, along with the Duke and Prince (both mounted pieces) are ALL captured the game is over. So either capture the castle or capture the royalty and YOU win.

Greg Hardina wrote on 2002-05-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I had lost the rules for the game but thanks to this item it has clarified how to win and how to play although I would like to know the importance of the king.

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