The King is dead! Long live the king!
Wait, who is the new king? ... Umm... that's not been figured out yet. It's also the main goal in The King is Dead, the new board game by Osprey Publishing. It is, in fact, their first ever board game. Yes, the company known for all sorts of military history books is now entering the board game arena. If you want to be one of the first to try it out and get a copy for yourself, you will be able to do so at Gen Con in just over a month.
In The King is Dead, King Arthur has just died (so sad), but you're one of the people in line to become the new king (pretty awesome), but to fully establish yourself as the proper heir to the throne, you have to watch out for everyone else that may have a claim to the title (scary). You'd best figure out who is in charge, as the Saxons are coming. If no clear king is in place when they invade, the whole nation could be at risk.
The King is Dead seats 2-4 players and will be available for general release in September, though there will be some at Gen Con. Pre-orders for the game can be made now in the Osprey webshop.