Tailten Games - Tara Ireland's Royal Board Game

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Description
Tara is a collection of multi award-winning games steeped in the ancient legends of Ireland’s Celtic heritage and royal past. Standing atop the Hill of Tara and contemplating the conjoined ringforts of Forradh and Teach Chormac, the games of Sacred Hill and High Kings of Tara were born. These unique games of pure, 3-dimensional strategy are appreciated by young and old alike; easy to learn, yet a lifetime to master, this is truly a gift to treasure and a ‘classic’ in the making. Two further games have been developed to be played with the same components.

'BEST ABSTRACT STRATEGY GAME'
Games Magazine, USA

HERE’S WHAT THEY SAY

A simply stunning game evoking Irish legends and producing ever-changing Celtic knot designs as players build ringforts and link their kingdoms with bridges. Every detail has been thought of with consummate artistry for visual, mental and tactile pleasure...
Gamepuzzles.com

... stunning ... simple in conception ... the most original 2-player game I have come across in years and ... also one of the best.
Counter Magazine

... a superlative game ... a compulsory buy ... highly original and strikingly pleasing to the eye.
Games Games Games

Overall, it is arguably the most impressive set of abstract variants ever developed.
Board Game Geek

The game itself is very easy to learn, thanks to the clear and concise rule book and illustrations.
History Ireland

 

HERE ARE THE FOUR BASIC GAMES THAT CAN BE PLAYED ON THE BOARD

SACRED HILL
A connection game with a difference. Link all your ringforts together (if you can) with bridge tiles to create a magical landscape of Celtic knotwork. Split your enemy up - “Divide and Conquer” - that’s the aim. But watch out for the enemy, they may try to capture your territory - so attack, defend or sacrifice? All ages can enjoy a truly unique strategic experience!

HIGH KINGS OF TARA
Introducing the kings in all their ancient power. Each player has three which do the work of building your ringforts. They move like the knight in chess and add many more twists and turns to the game, taking it to another dimension altogether. Kings can capture enemy ringforts and kings, but they can also be immobilised.

POISONED CHALICE
Shift gear with this one - it turns the tables - literally! It’s a battle of spirits between High King Lóegaire and St. Patrick. Players sit at right angles to each other, pitting their wits against the unknown powers of the enemy. Get your head around this, take control of the enemy and watch them squirm!

STONE OF DESTINY
The mighty Stone of Destiny set atop the King's Seat will roar as it accepts the true High King of Tara. In this ultimate test of skill and nerve, victory rests on a knife-edge as you battle with your enemy to and fro. Ringforts are won and lost in the blink of an eye; so be wise in the art of attack and defence; protect them with your life!

You’ll be amazed at the possibilities. Once you’ve learnt the basics, be prepared to delve much deeper! You’ll get hooked, but scoring with knots (an advanced variant – instead of kingdoms) will get you addicted! Check out the rules page for other variants, animated demos, more strategy, knots and much more.


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