At the end of our class, I will always get my students to play this game, they’ve been enjoying it for 6 months now!
I'm already scheming to get together and play this with a bunch of my teacher friends!
I love the box! Show me the box!
Arrived, thank you. Everything fits!
I am enjoying this game a lot. Learning the fundamentals of theory in my music theory class has given me knowledge and understanding of the game's content. I am hoping to share it with my theory class during the fall semester.
I have to say, my expectations were pretty high, as I was pretty anxious to play this game since I backed the Kickstarter campaign over a year ago. My order had some shipping problems and I thought my package was lost, the guys of Lord of the Chords were extremely helpful and graciously sent me another copy. A couple of days later I found out that apparently my orginal package spent about 2 months in Chile, just chilling... Anyways shortly after receiving my copy, my country basically went under lock down because of the coronavirus and I had to cancel my plans to test the game with friends :( I don't think I ever waited so long to play a game. After days of nagging I convinced my mom to try the game with me and she loved it!! My mom doesn't speak English, so she was reluctant to play and her music theory knowledge was a bit rusty but that didn't stop her from winning! My music theory knowledge is pretty basic (I hated theory when I was younger) but I loved being able to exercise that knowledge and learning a bit more! Honestly it's a fantastic game and the language and theory knowledge are no barriers, anyone can have a great time!!
Fun game -- I've enjoyed playing it with musicians and non-musicians alike. Brimming with delightful puns. Options for more advanced play and simple play are a nice addition, as well. Highly recommend!
It is playable by people who don't know music theory, with a bit of orientation and use of the charts. You do want to keep it simple, but it's fun. First time, we played at a party, and the winner was a guy with zero expertise. (I also have almost zero.)
I have it and it's REALLY fun! 😃 It's a hilarious and clever game! Only for those who understand theory 😛
I have used components to teach my 7 and 5 year old some theory. The 7 year old is a new violin student. He might not get all the puns, but he laughs anyway. My 5 year old likes to line notes up. We have a notebook with blank staves, so we will write out her little songs. My husband and I have both had some theory and lessons. Though both of those go back 20 years. It is fun remembering. Fun to play. It was a great kickstarter campaign.
Lord of the Chords: The Complete Edition
A lot of thought has gone into this. It is so fun! I play it at the music school I work at with other fellow teachers!
Exactly as expected
It was a present for my son who is studied musician for sacred music. We had a lot of fun with it. Since he was always super in music- H
harmony and music -theory, e.g. we all did not beat him. But he likes your humour and we all laughed a lot. I guess he will play Lord of the Chords with his friends. Thank you for your ingenious game. Harmonious greatings, Waltraud,
Haven’t played it yet but it was delivered in 6 days! Their customer service was super speedy and I can’t wait to start the game
My game arrived as scheduled, but the box was then unceremoniously buried under a pile of other cards and papers courtesy of my 10 year old. I emailed the creator who seemed to have a better grasp on the situation within my house than I even I did. Everything looks great and I can't wait to play. I love both music and puns so this game is definitely right up my alley. Couldn't be happier with the product and the whole process. So glad I found this one!
The puns alone are almost worth the purchase. This novel approach to music education is composing a whole new movement. It stanzas on its own two feet. This is an Ode to Joy of music theory. It is like the triads took over suzuki.
More seriously. This is best way to make music theory interesting and, dare I say it, fun. Of note, they are quick to respond to questions. There are a few supplemental cards that look like misprints. If you check the FAQ, it explains that certain countries that have alternative notation. I didn't RTFM but they kindly answered me anyway.
I give the Lord of Chords 5 Jimi's (E #9). A must for anyone that wants to progress past twinkle, twinkle or chopsticks.
This game is fun and quick to learn. Music lovers and students will especially love it. There are many puns in the card names, some obvious and some more thoughtful, which adds another great dementition. Production values are excellent. Highly recommend it!
I had some issues with delivery going to my neighbour and getting returned to sender, but they dealt with it quickly and sent me another one. I'm extremely happy about the game!
Really neat game, you get a piano case for carrying cards and stuff. Learn music theory the fun way, what chords are, length of notes, rhythms and stuff!
Even though I have no musical talent or understanding, this was quick to learn and fun to play. I feel like Mozart already!
Just played a short round, but it was a challenging strategy game! Good for everyone, even if you don’t know music theory.
This game is fantastic. You need to bring all of your strategy to the table. Love it!
We had the pleasure of playing this game with the game designer. He was an incredibly patient teacher and the game is really a lot of fun. There is a lot of potential to change the game play as you gain more experience. Definitely looking to purchase this as it's great for experienced musicians as well as someone that knows nothing at all about music and wants to learn
I've been playing the game and it's amazing! Thank you so much for creating this. Going to get the expansion pack now!
The very idea of this is so helpful in augmenting learning music. It's a great idea. Make it interesting, again. Not just repetitive exercises.
The execution is even better. The amount of thought put into it is almost incomprehensible. Big respect to the creators. I love the work you're doing!
Lord of the Chords is a wonderful game! It takes only few minutes to understand the rules and it can be played quite easily by any kind of player, also non-musician.
It’s pure fun to play it!
So, I have little music theory knowledge. Sure, I can play the drums fairly well but I never paid much attention in my high school music theory classes many years ago. So, for me this game was a little confusing and a bit slow for me to start with. The main gripe I had with this game was that the simple version of the game, 'Easy Variant For Beginners', was fairly deep into the manual (I wish it was mentioned much earlier so that I would start with that). But after a few plays, I have grasped it fairly well and turns out I might be learning a little bit of music theory on the side (even if I have to Google search some concepts along the way).
Once you know what is going on the game is very exciting and has a lot of nice touches like actual guitar picks used as 'Tonality Indicator' tokens and a plentiful of puns.
I would recommend this game to anyone who is a musician in some form, be it student, professional or just a hobby. I would also recommend it to card game/board game fans, even if they're not a musician. For anyone else, I probably wouldn't recommend this game, unless you've got someone else at the table who knows what's going on with it.
I was on the cusp of giving this only 4 stars because my philosophy is that (almost) nothing is perfect, however, when I think about it this game has nailed the concept of a music theory card game. So, 5 stars!
...because we all had to PLAY BY EAR.
After receiving this game in the mail, I started making a LISZT of people that could HANDEL this game, and was CHOPIN it down to 2-3. It was tough dragging them out of their HAYDN grounds. (Ironically, I could C that it was filled with the music illiterate... but I was D-termined not to make it E-zy for them.)
When we first began, we started to question if we made a SOUND judgement. Teaching music theory while explaining the rules was a whole lot of TREBLE, and the frequent tea breaks for TCHAIKOVSKY caused a lot of FRETTING.
Soon, my friends got into the GROOVE of the game, moving the tokens around effortlessly, SHARPENING their skills and FLATTENING the competition. I was frequently CHORD BLOCKED and quickly put UNDER A REST. After a few rounds, I was completely crushed that my knowledge of music theory was unable to BACH me up. I was told that all my BASS are belong to them. I had utterly lost all my CLAUDE with this group of friends.
My friends agreed that this game was tough but enjoyable, and gets easier with multiple plays. They subsequently decided to end this game, and wondered if it was suited for MINORS. After all, there was just too much SAX AND VIOLINS. (Though seriously, this game is great for anyone, and is a fantastic teaching or revision tool!)
I bought it for myself as a Christmas present, and even though I knew what it was, I had a major surprise, I was so happy I couldn't Haydn it. And the piano box... I just love C 'ing it because It's so PRETTY! It looks like if I could actually play it <3 The quality of the cards and tokens is great. I'm still learning D dynamics of the game, but so far I really like it. Good job guys!
We played 3 games so far, and we were happy to discover that this game wasn't too much TREBLE to learn. It was SONATA problem. Even though we are both music teachers and board games, we were afraid we wouldn't be able to HANDEL the full version at first, so we started with the easy variant, level 1. That level was too easy for us, we found it not very interesting, but it only lasted 9 MINUETS before I BEAT my opponent. Level 2 was a much better game, and then we tried the full game, which was the most intereSTRING and fun. As an elementary music teacher, I am glad they included "Allegro Mode," a short, fast-paced game that only lasts 3 minutes, perfect for A MINOR's attention span. I don't think we will get board with this game any time soon, as there are so many VARIATIONS and extra things to add in later. Overall, we think this is A SHARP game, an ESSENTIAL ELEMENT of your game collection.
We have just received our ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory Distinction results and what better way to celebrate than playing Lord of the Chords!?!? It also serves as a revision before we take on Grade 6 lessons! I read the instructions on my own to get an idea of the game mechanics than play tested it with my 13 year old son, who was quick to understand the game and the strategy required to avoid getting the hard earned key signatures stolen away. He had a blast with all the puns as well! The materials are of excellent quality and I was able to quickly identify the required game rule when questions arose during gameplay, which helped keep the game immersion. As a tertiary level game design and music theory lecturer, I appreciate what the guys did in this game and commend them for their work. May it help students gain music literacy through play! I will surely try it out with my students!
Had a great time learning this with some family on Christmas! Though knowledge of music terminology isn't required, it really helps. I suggest people check out their instruction videos for extra help. Love the box, too!
Bought this as part of the Kickstarter campaign and it has been one of my best purchases ever. I totally owned the competition because of my knowledge of seventh chords, but they all enjoyed it, learned something, and shared it with friends who want a copy.
Degrees in music are not required for playing, but they definitely help!
So much fun! Very excited to use this game as a teaching tool with my students :)
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