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2drones.gif This article is about the Imperial board game; for the video game, see Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.

Regicide is a game played in the Imperium with similarities to M2-era chess and can be played on a circular board[2]. The game is simple to learn, but difficult to master and is played across all classes from lowly refresherscrubbers to spire nobility. Many Imperial Guard officers play as well and hone their tactical senses in games with small sets that can fold into their combat kit.[3]

Rules of the Game

Many variations of Regicide have been played throughout the Imperium across its history, with variations including the use of 'hooded' pieces, which play as a different piece until revealed.[4]

Known Playing Pieces[4]

  • The Emperor
  • Empress
  • Tetrarch
  • Divinitarch
  • Primarch
  • Ecclesiarch
  • Fortress
  • Citizen
  • Warrior [5]
  • Templar [5]

Known Checkmate Scenarios

  • Blind Man’s Mate - a form of victory, named because it isn't seen coming.[1]
  • The Traitor's Gambit [4]