In Castles of Mad King Ludwig, you and your fellow players will each build your own castle, using unique, colorful thematic rooms. Ludwig always changes the kinds of castles he'll give you the most points for, so each game will be different.
Every round, one player (the Master Builder) sets the prices for the rooms that are available, and the other players pay the Master Builder to build those rooms in their castles, trying to get the most points by spending the least amount of money.
Every castle you build will be unique, thanks to the different shaped and themed rooms that can be placed throughout the game. Most of them are based on actual rooms in the castles that King Ludwig built over 150 years ago.
The Room deck acts as a timer for the game, determining which rooms are available to be purchased each round. The Bonus deck of cards gives each player secret bonuses for achieving certain objectives, and more can be earned during the game!
Bright, colorful score tokens make it easy to see who's winning, but the giant wooden castle-shaped Master Builder token commands respect from the other players at the table.