Clarence Hann

Claiming The Throne

Claiming The Throne is a 2-player turn-based strategy game where you try to rush to the capital from your fief before your brother does after the old king passed away.

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Claiming The Throne Dev logs.

Claiming The Throne -Board Game was on Winter Play!

Read more about Winter Play...

It was an awesome night at the Winter Play event hosted by PlayCrafting Boston at Microsoft NERD center! I presented the board game prototype of Claiming The Throne, so I want to give a sincere shout of thanks to all the players played and watched this game! I’m glad you like it and I will polish it to a better stage regarding your suggestions!

Players exploring the strategy inside the game.

This smart and awesome gentleman challenged me and HE DEFEATED ME! Congratulations!

Yoshi Liu is a voice actor in the Boston Area. He enjoyed Claiming The Throne!

Secondly, I want to thank Stan Fan, who helped me a lot during this presentation and made this awesome poster. He has this beautiful art portfolio so please feel free to check it out.

The poster Stan made for me

Lastly, I’d like to give my special thanks to Christoffer Holmgard, without whose moral support and guidance I couldn’t have gone so far. He is the co-founder of, a company building realistic AI that responds like real humans. Thanks!

There’s still a long way to go for Claiming The Throne from the board game prototype to the final product. Please stay tuned and I will bring updates quite often!


Read more about the rules...
  1. Bring the “Prince” to the “Palace” in the “Capital”.
  2. Place 1 “Heavy infantry”, 2 “Cavalry” and 3 pawns at the designated 6 spots at the beginning of the game.
  3. Before the capital is opened, Any pieces except the prince cannot enter.
  4. Bring a prince into the capital to open the capital.


  • Regular Infantry (pawn): can move, jump, and loyal.

  • Cavalry (knight): can move, jump, charge, sacrifice and loyal.

  • Heavy Infantry:  can move, leap, sacrifice and loyal.

  • Prince: The most important. Once jumped over, the game is over. Can move and jump.

Below is an overview of the army:

Basic Moves:

  1. Move: move 1 step.
  2. Jump: jump over 1 piece until can’t jump. If jumping over an enemy piece, remove the enemy piece from the board. Can’t jump over a piece on the border.

Special moves:

  1. Charge: Move 1 extra step after jumping over a piece. Can only charge once during a turn. After charge, can only move or jump in the same direction. Available with Calvary.
  2. Leap: jump over 2 pieces until can’t jump. If jumping over an enemy piece, remove the enemy piece from the board. Available with Heavy Infantry.
  3. Sacrifice: jump over an enemy piece on the border. Available with Cavalry and Heavy Infantry.
  4. Loyal: jump over the enemy prince on the border. Available with Regular Infantry, Heavy Infantry, and Cavalry.

Author: Clarence Hann

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