Sweden has risen to the most dominant power around the Baltic Sea but the kingdom faces
many challenges. A war against the Poles has been raging in decades and Catholic victories in
the Thirty Years’ War have brought imperial forces to the Baltic coast. In addition, the Swedish
navy is in a poor shape and has suffered several setbacks the last few years. It is clear that
the light single-decker ships of the Swedish navy cannot give Sweden the necessary control of the
Baltic Sea. Determined to put an end to this, King Gustavus II Adolphus has turned to you and
ordered the building of the heaviest and most splendid ship of the time - Vasa Regalis. The King
trusts your shipyard to do a good job and will reward you accordingly. However, if the ship founders,
you will go the same way.
"The ambigiuous victory conditions of Vasa Regalis is what really makes the game unique and ensures that it is open until the very last game turn. A player may choose to put as much as possible on the ship, hoping that the other players will be greedy and cause it sink. Another player may choose to keep the goods for herself, hoping that the others will pay for the ship. The winning strategy will not be disclosed until the game is over and all cards turned face up."
My name is Nicholas Hjelmberg and I am a hobby gamer since childhood. Starting with classic games
like chess and RISK, I moved on to explore "American" games like Diplomacy and Civilization and then
"Euro games" like Settlers and Tigris & Euphrates. Combining my game experience with my history
interest and IT and quality profession, I have entered the exciting world of board game design