The box art and graphic design is instantly attractive. The artwork evokes regal and majestic themes.
I'm a big fan of Monarch, and I look forward to the game being fully realized.
Monarch better understands its subject than the thousands of games nominally about kings... what struck me instantly was its appreciation of the symbolic capital of monarchy: that crowns and thrones aren't trinkets, but critical tools for convincing people you wield legitimate power.
This is one [game] that I'll be happy to add to my regular rotation.
This is incredible. This game is an important advancement for gender in games - and more so because it builds women and their actions into the facts and roles of the world.
Monarch has a rich mixture of mythic grandeur and social maneuvering that makes it delicious to play again and again.
I found Monarch to be an excellent game for casual game nights and playing with the family.
You need to learn Monarch. It is a LIFE SKILL.
The splendidly rendered artwork in Monarch reminds me of a time when fairy tale books were gorgeous, meticulously crafted things. The artwork is soft and approachable, but refined and tastefully rendered.
We spent half our time engrossed in strategy, and the other time lost in the gorgeous artwork and clever card descriptions. We wanted to play again as soon as we finished.