• resonym game: Monarch (game page cover)

MONARCH is a strategy game for 2 to 4 players, set in the mythical lands of Minervia. Players compete as sisters who must strategically assemble an impressive court and prove themselves ready to become the next Monarch.

Decide when to tax or harvest the fertile lands. Attract wise advisors, magnificent beasts, and majestic regalia to glorify your court. Sabotage your sisters’ efforts by sending ‘Unwanted Guests’ to unsettle their courts.

In the world of MONARCH, strategy and surprise await players at every turn. Players must use inventive planning and keen judgment to navigate a world of beauty and mystery, and to discover their destinies … who will reign?

See the detailed website for the game with videos of the game’s creation and more at: http://www.playmonarch.com.


A Game by Mary Flanagan   Art by Kate Adams

Game Design: Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman, Zara Downs

Art Direction: Sarah Ettinger, Zara Downs

Illustration: Kate Adams

Executive Producer: Mary Flanagan

Research: Geoff Kaufman, Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman

Art: Kate Adams, Ed Flanagan, Sarah Ettinger, Zara Downs

Art Direction: Mary Flanagan, Sarah Ettinger



Thanks to Myriad friends, relatives, and strangers

NYC-Playtest group, Boston Festival of Independent Games attendees, Meaningful Play, IndieCade, and Gen Con attendees

Special Thanks To:

Naomi Clark, Angela Zhang,  Farooq Ahmed, The Brown Foundation and Dora Maar House, Richard Garriott and Starr Long, Ryan LaFlamme, The Cardboard Republic, Cyrus Kirby, Fathergeek, Vincent Paone, Dad’s Gaming Addiction, Robert Kalajian Jr., Purple Pawn

Unwanted Guests:

Richard Garriott de Cayeux as the Useless Emissary

Christopher Egert as the Boorish Uncle

David McDonald as the Drunk Juggler

Jonathan Skinner as the Insistent Peddler

Game Production Team: Sukie Punjasthitkul, Danielle Taylor, Jenny Yeoh-Wang, Lucas Sanford-Long, Jinny Seo, Savannah Liu, Alannah Linkhorn, Emma Marsano

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to Jenny Yeoh-Wang for her efforts during our Kickstarter campaign, to Jinny Seo for her work on the instructions, and to our many local playtesters!

Typefaces: Monarch uses The Fell Types. The Fell Types are digitally reproduced by Igino Marini. www.iginomarini.com







Warning: In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) we are notifying you that some of the products we sell may contain small parts or parts that may break off potentially causing a choking hazard to small children. Please supervise small children to ensure their safety.