Wage war, unleash disasters, and drive back the Mongol hordes in Medieval, a strategy board game for 2 to 6 players.
You are the head of a cabal. Great kingdoms unwittingly do your bidding, for their wars and Crusades only serve to further your ultimate aim-control of the medieval world. But you're not alone. Other cabals forge plots of their own and wage shadow wars against you with armies and navies, assassinations and papal schemes, and heretics and spies.
Add in plagues and claims of heresy, along with Mongol invasions to end the game, and you have yourself an evening.
The upcoming HGN edition of Medieval is a full-on graphic and component overhaul of the original, first published in 2003. It also packs in updated rules based on years of play, "jump start" cards to get new players up and running quickly, along with new gameplay options.