Richard the Third is an epic two-player game
that recreates the 15th century, bloody dynastic struggle between the
royal houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England. Will the
mad-king Henry VI and his Queen Margaret keep the throne or will the
Duke of York recover it for the Plantagenets. Also strutting across the
game's stage are Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII, and Richard Neville,
the notorious "Kingmaker".
The object of play is to eliminate all five enemy heirs and/or win
control of the powerful nobles of England. The Lancastrians start the
game holding the throne, and the Yorkists are in exile ready to invade.
Kingship can be won or lost several times during the game. Will Richard
III emerge triumphant, or will he perish in battle as he did
Richard III is the first of a series of games about Shakespeare's
historical plays. Other titles may include Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and