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Autokrator is a board game designed by Lefteris Iroglidis and published by Diachron Games in 2012. The game is designed for 2 to 4 players with a playing time of approximately 90 minutes. It is recommended for players aged 12 and older, with a complexity rating of 2.50 out of 5.


"Autokrator" is a medieval Euro/wargame that revolves around the wars from the 7th to the 11th century between Christians and Muslims. In the game, players take control of one of the major kingdoms or caliphates of the Medieval Age, including the Franks/Holy Roman Empire, the Moors, the Saracens, and the East Roman Empire (Byzantines). Each kingdom strives to protect and expand its domination over the course of the game.

The game consists of five rounds, and in each round, players make strategic decisions using four characters: the King, the General, the Admiral, and the Garrison. Each character possesses special abilities that players must leverage to gain an advantage. Additionally, players have their own "battlecard" deck of armies, which they strategically allocate to their characters at the beginning of each turn.

The combat system in "Autokrator" is unique, based on the choices players make. Battles take place across five different battlefields: Plain, Hill, Forest, City, and Ambush. Victory points are earned or lost based on the outcomes of these battles and the territories controlled by the players.


The game includes a board, cards, and various tokens and pawns. The components are designed to represent the medieval setting, featuring thematic artwork by Lefteris Iroglidis, Aris Liapis, and Andrejs Pidjass.