Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I just discovered that someone has violated the copyright limitations.

As clearly posted in my instructions, personal reproduction of this deck, Kings Court, does not violate any laws.  It is no different than photocopying some pages from a book for personal study - nobody gets hurt.  But, I just discovered this person who has posted my KK deck for sale, which is in complete violation of both my instructions, and also the copyrights by the authors of the game.  Please tell anyone who sees these locations to NOT download or PAY for those card images:

These must remain FREE - this guy is charging money for it.  And, it is my work, not his.  I never intended for anyone to try and make money here.  Thus, I must bring down the download archive because this guy is doing exactly the opposite of my intentions.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Such a fantastic game!

Went on vacation to NC, and introduced King's Court to my Sister+Brother-In-Laws, Nephews, and other friends.  We spent 11-days, non-stop, playing the game every single day, for HOURS each day.  Everyone who played LOVED the game!  We all enjoyed it so much, we all looked forward to playing again, and again, and again.  When my wife and I left, my nephew asked me for a copy of the game, and also did my wife's sister. 

Seriously folks, if you like playing card games, you'll LOVE King's Court.

You can create a copy of this game, at home, for you, for $50-dollars.

Follow my instructions, and links, and with patience, and a bit of luck, you too can resurrect this game - just as I did.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Basic Game Play

Shuffle the deck.  Deal 7-cards to each player.  Place the remaining cards face down in the middle of the table.   Turn up the first card.   That becomes the "discard pile".   Like UNO, you are trying to "get rid" of all the cards in your hand before everyone else.  Unlike UNO, this game has "power cards" that are radical, unpredictable, amazing.  My best friend said it best, King's Court is "Like UNO with 'TEETH'".   The first person to reach 500-points against him/her, loses and the game starts over.  Although the game says 2-to-8-players, it doesn't start becoming truly FUN and INTERESTING until you have at-least 4-players.  There are several subtle rules in addition, like saying "En-Guard" - but - until you've played the game, there is no good way to understand how much fun it is!

The ISO in a ZIP is here.

I posted the ISO below - if you want it - you should download it at your first opportunity:

Kings Court ISO at File Swap

Kings Court ISO at 4Shared

Will fit on a standard CD or DVD - your choice.

Old and New Cards - Side by side.

A full cross sampling (not complete deck) of complete distinct card types, New deck on the left, Original deck on the right.  Some of the photos are "glare" crippled, but; they are clear enough to convey the differences and similarities.   Click the photos to "toggle" full view of the pictures, click "Back" to return to the post.

Actual photos of my King's Court game.

Here are a few shots of my copies (5 and 6 of 10).  Click the pictures to toggle "full view":

The BOX:

The Cards (2-full decks), instructions, and score pads:

Everything laid out side-by-side:

Another view of the "package":

One of the decks laid out in full:

Using the information referenced on this blog, with patience, a printer, and the materials available from a couple of specific internet vendors, you too, can re-create the game.  I wish you all total success in resurrecting the game!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

King's Court Lives Again!

A fantastic card game was invented in the 1970s, and was marketed for a short time in the 1980s, by a small company from Louisville Kentucky. Hasbro bought the game from them, only to kill the game and take it off the market. That was a very sad day for all us happy King's Court fans.