Palace of Mad King Ludwig

Palace of Mad King Ludwig


Only the best will do! Gorgeous appointments, white stone, surrounded by water, with swans everywhere. Oh, and the Ludwig touch? All the architects must design the palace together. The designer who shows the strongest influence will receive the order to build it.

King Ludwig II of Bavaria has called all great architects to design his greatest achievement: a world-renowned palace.


In The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, each player builds rooms one at a time in a single gigantic palace. As rooms are completed, a moat slowly forms around the outside. Once the ends of the moat connect, the palace is finished!


There are only four different actions you can do every turn and you only do one every turn. Those actions are:

  • Place a Room Tile in the Palace
  • Place a Hallway or Stair tile in the Palace
  • Place a Room tile on your Blueprints board
  • Place a Favor tile on your Blueprints board


You will slowly create a sprawing mansion with basements and winding hallways. At the end the person with the most victory points wins!!!


2-4 players

Games time: 75 minutes