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!
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 :)
Best game ever! Its a bit hard at first. But once you start playing you'll get it in no time!
I backed this on kickstarter and the game play is a little complicated at first but that could be because i added the expansions right away. I love the concept and after I've played it a few times im going to donate it to one of my local high schools
I'm really impressed with the idea for this game. It's brilliant. And the gameplay is great, very fun. I think you do pick up some music theory from playing and with a couple modifications (like hiding the chords or notes in a key signature) you could really force yourself to learn it better.
I received the game as part of Kickstarter pledge rewards, and I must say, the game is just awesome. Not just the gameplay which is very interesting, but there is a lot of music theory applied to it, as well as the historical figures who are in the field of music. By playing this game, musicians will be able to refresh and learned about music theory, and the famous people in the music field, without looking into boring texts and articles. People who have no music background be able to play this game, as the concept is quite clear and easy to understand. The game rules has moderations for newbies, which is able to get the players to be more experienced as they played the game more and be able to Handel the fight to be Lord of the Chords. Players may free to google some of the music theory or famous musical people to learn more.
Musicians and non-musicians (which includes classical music listeners and history geek) can learn about the famous people in music, both through the puns on the cards, and the photos well-photoshoped to create the face of the cards.
I love how the assets of the games are designed - the cards, the retail box, the tokens, but highlights go to the piano box, as it is very well designed. The box serves two purposes, which is able to carry all the contents of the game and also to act as a portable version of a model piano keys consisting of 2 octaves. The accidental coins are also great, as they feel like casino chips. Love the feel of the cards, very smooth and slick.
Overall, it is a well-made card game to teach people, both musicians or not, about music. A must-have for people who are musicians (singers or instruments players), card game enthusiasts, and those who listens to music.
This game is awesome!! We were nervous about rookies playing this but it is super easy, educational, and many opportunities for depth making it high in replay-ability and music education. My wife has big plans for this in her music studio she runs.
It’s perfect for those that know very little about music theory. It’s good for the gamer because it has so much replay-ability to never get old. Everything about the game is cool, there is a lot of humor in the game and the puns are off the staff. Thanks guys.
I received my cards last week, I tried it with 4 students, one of them is grade 1 in theory, another one is grade 3 and the other two are grade 5. I also played it with 3 orchestra members when 3 of them don't have formal music theory lesson, and my sister who are not interested in music also can play it!
The creators are so thoughtful, they design different level to play the game, so even though you don't have music knowledge, you still can play it, all you need is practice!
I currently still practicing level 2 and level 3 of the game, I can't wait when I truly master the game.
Thank you for creating this game!
Impressive!!! You guys didn't disappoint. Now to refresh my music theory so I can play it 😂😂 Kickstarter backer here
Best pré Christmas present ever!!! Just opened the package and I'm in love with those boxes :D
(Backed on Kickstarter)
Backed on Kickstarter and found mine on the doorstep this morning. Everything looks great. I'm actually surprised at the weight and look of the accidental tokens. Looking forward to getting this to the table.
Backed it on Kickstarter and just got it all well in Hungary! Looking awesome, great job guys! :)
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