The Middle East. Several major world religions center around a relatively small geographic area. In particular, Muslims and Christians see it as the seat of their religions. And, of course, they both want to control it. During the Crusades, Christians and Muslims fought for the land, and you can recreate those events in Crusader Kingdoms: War for the Holy Land, a new board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Crusader Kingdoms is a game for 1-4 players set in the era of the Crusades, where each player controls one of Outremer’s main Christian or Muslim kingdoms, with the goal of expanding it through intrigue and conquest.
Designed by Jesús Peralta, there are four different games between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Crusades. The game allows cooperative, competitive, and solitaire game play.
With easy to understand rules, you'll be up and playing within 20 minutes of opening the box. No two games will play the same since certain cards that appear change from game to game. With multiple Crusades and Saladin's campaign, the game has immense replayability.
The game's making its way to 4x funded with 18 days left to go.