Player Rating4.72/8

"#199 overall, #12 for 2008"
based on 220 ratings since 03/29/2008
played 2,579 times (finished 259)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.



Unwilling to allow one man unchecked power over the masses, yet fearful of creating the world's first democratic system, the Ancients of the kingdom of Sylas set up a a system both wise and fair.

"One man shall rule the land, but he will not be chosen by vote, nor by inheritance. The right to rule will be held in the hands of one intelligent and righteous man. This man will be called --- the KINGMAKER."

You are the Kingmaker. You will never rule this land as its King, but you will choose the man who does. Choose wisely and choose well, Kingmaker. The future of Sylas rests with you.

Player Comments

Kingmakers were a large influence in historical royal politics. However in this game, the kingmaker is much more. The kingmaker has total control on who is on the throne, which person has the power to execute.
I personally liked the plan. It was a unique and creative way to find the assassins out. I also loved the logic involved in the plan and all of the careful thinking that you had to do.
The game took work, jotting down facts, logic, to win, not random clicking of the 'go back' button. That's what I like in a puzzling game.
However, it would improve if the people were randomized. So that if one would want to play through it again, they could have another good time thinking.
-- Zephyrme2847 on 7/2/2014 12:14:19 AM with a score of 0
A fun little puzzle. Thanks for sharing!
-- CaljinLeran on 1/5/2018 3:24:31 PM with a score of 5
-- GohanBlack on 11/24/2017 3:49:53 PM with a score of 0
Whoa. That was a really interesting play - it took me a few tries to get through it without getting killed straight out! And even then I still got 6 people killed. (Maybe it's just me, but I thought it was randomised and so it kept it more challenging)

Great game.
-- Saika on 2/27/2017 5:03:17 PM with a score of 6
This game made NO sense. It was absolutely horrible.
-- Kate on 7/28/2016 2:20:22 PM with a score of 8
Congratulations, Kingmaker. You have, by wits and guile, arranged the lawful executions of all three Assassins!

You killed: 0 innocent citizens in the process.

Forward into the future, Kingmaker!

-- Seto on 6/12/2016 6:18:08 PM with a score of 0
Not a bad game. 5/8
-- Jimmysutton on 4/13/2016 2:04:11 PM with a score of 2
Nice little diversion here, I love logic puzzles like this, even if this one needed a lot of guesswork. But I killed all three assassins at the expense of only five innocents. Medieval justice, harsh but fair.

I'm just glad I didn't see this one before the riddles and puzzles contests or I would have been tempted to steal the basic idea. :P
-- mizal on 3/1/2016 11:33:05 PM with a score of 5
Good job. (Claps)
-- Syren_McCloud on 1/6/2016 7:08:21 PM with a score of 0
Honest to God, guessed all three kings who executed the assasins first go. Im not proud because it was all luck, but still... I'm great.
-- Steve24833 on 12/24/2015 5:44:20 PM with a score of 0
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