In Animal Empire, you take on the role of Monarchs of the various kingdoms of the realm.
By conquest, diplomacy, and trickery you must deploy you rarmies to capture the other kingdoms. You will need to capture your former friends as well - if you seize the Crown of another player, they become your Vassal and must serve you, until their sudden but inevitable betrayal.
The first of you to seize 9 of the 16 kingdoms will be crowned the first Empress/Emperor of the first Animal Empire!
Winning the Game through Conquest
You win the game if you, or you and your Vassals combined, are the first to capture the majority of the 16 Kingdoms (9 in total).
Two-Player Mode: Mustering
You win the game if you are the first to capture the majority of the 16 Kingdoms (9 in total). You also begin with two Kingdoms each.
You cannot attack until both you and your opponent have at least three Kingdoms each.
Each turn, a player may take up to two Actions using their Armies.
Each Army can only perform one action per turn
Armies can perform the following Actions:
March - Move your Army to any Kingdom card or to the Wilderness Deck. You may march to any Kingdom, whether it be yours, a Free Kingdom, or an Enemy Kingdom.
Capture - If your Armies outnumber the enemy Armies on a Kingdom, or you are faced with no opposition, you can Capture that Kingdom
Battle - One of your Armies on a Kingdom forces an enemy Army to retreat to its owner’s hand.
Seize Crown - If a Kingdom you capture has a Crown card, you may use your Capture action to claim this instead. This makes the player that originally owned that Crown card your Vassal