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Winner of the Dutch Game Award 2005

Light expert game
10+, 2-5 players, 60-90 minutes

A new fully revised international version is being prepared. More information will follow soon!

The Citadel

The Citadel is an exciting light strategy game in which 2-5 Land Lords expand their territory and influence in a small Medieval town. When the town evolves to a great Citadel, land become scarce and the final battle starts. Which Lord will stand out and becomes the King of the Citadel?

The Citadel has endless variations in gameplay. A game for strategic players who are able to plan ahead and have the power to keep the initiatieve, even when special events occur. Includes a basic and a strategic version.

(Currently available in a Dutch edition, De Ontembare Stad, and German edition: Die Unbezwingbare Stadt)

Category of game:
- Strategic familygame
- Players: 2-5
- Duration: 60-90 minutes
- Age: 10 and up
- Strategic * * * *
- Tactics * * *
- Luck * *

A new Era begins...
A small Medieval town is growing steadily. On it's fertile ground, the wild rivers that flow throw the town and the roads, new traders, builders and citizens come to settle down. You are one of the five Land Lords and you help to build a Citadel with beautiful houses and buildings. You can influence your own progress in the game. With special Influence Cards you can seize the opportunity to get new ground or to counter your opponents. Taking over territories by isolation or using your special influence, or creating disorder in the Citadel by burning down an important building on the board, are just a few ways to increase your share in the lands of the every growing Citadel.

Details of the board of The Citadel (left) and the expansion Treason with the Dark Master (right).

Treason: the Dark Master arises
Treason (het Verraad) is the first expansion to this game. Read more about the introduction of the Dark Master in the Citadel, who creates new opportunities for the Lords to become the New King. Even if they have to give up their soul to attain their ultimate goal: be the most powerful iin the Citadel!

A large number of reviews recommend this very complete strategy game. You can find the high position of The Indomitable Citadel (or its Dutch name De Ontembare Stad) You can read reviews on Reich der Spiele, or Funagain,, or . Or visit for the jurycomments of the Dutch Game Award 2005.

Rules of the Game
Download here the english rules and the german rules of The Indomitable Citadel. Do you have questions about the game: read our FAQ page. And here you can find the english translation of the cards and the german translation of the cards.

You can find a complete overview of dealers here.

Game Designer: Hans van Tol
Graphics: Yvon-Cheryl Scholten
Illustrations: Gerda van Gijzel en Hans van Tol