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The Red Cathedral Board Game

The Red Cathedral Board Game

The Red Cathedral Board Game


Autumn is not the best time to climb up on a scaffold in Moscow, but it is still far better than doing so in the winter. Tsar Ivan wants to see results and our team will prove to him that we are the best builders in the city. We are sure to finish off those decorative arches with the brightest shining stones and ensure our place on the list of the government’s trusted workers…

The Red Cathedral is a strategic, “Euro” board game in which the players take the roles of construction teams. Their job is to work together to put up St. Basil’s cathedral in Moscow, as ordered by Ivan the Terrible. However, only one of them will be able to gain the favour of the Tsar.

During the game, the players can carry out one of these three actions: assign a section of the cathedral, send resources to that section to build it, or go to the game board to achieve more resources. Each of these actions has its own mechanism and requires that the players pay close attention to what the other players are doing.

When the sections of the cathedral are assigned the players take possession of the spaces in each of the columns that make up their section. The more sections built and the completion of each with its own tower, the more points the player will be given at the end of the game.

A very highly rated game designed by Sheila Santos and Israel Cendrero, the duo known as Llama Dice.

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SKU: ehg-DEVBGREC Categories: ,

Ages: 10+
Players: 1 to 4
Time to play: 80 minutes


  • 4 player markers
  • 20 lumber
  • 20 brick
  • 20 stone
  • 15 gold
  • 10 green jewels
  • 10 purple jewels
  • 1 market board
  • 4 workshop boards
  • 8 resource tiles
  • 28 workshop tiles
  • 16 ornamentations
  • 40 coins
  • 66 cards
  • 5 dice