By now Richelieu, without the slightest question, knows even the color of your underpants.
One for all, and all for one – let’s all open a copy of Mousquetaires du Roy by Ystari/Rio Grande.
Alexandre Dumas’ story Les Trois Mousquetaires seems an excellent subject for a boardgame, but apart from this game, Mousquetaires du Roy, there are very few out there. So I’ve been looking at this one for a while, though I was turned off a bit by the amateurish graphic design (it seems to be a theme lately – I wasn’t impressed by Inis either. Perhaps I mentioned it a few too many times in this video though – for that I beg your forbearance, as I am a graphic design myself and it’s a subject close to my heart.
This semi-cooperative (‘one vs many’) game has had good reviews despite the visual flaws, and I’m looking forward to a bit of 17th century-themed swashbuckling. In the meantime, let’s take a rapier to the shrink wrap and look inside!