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1565, St. Elmo's Pay

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Relive the Greatest Siege in History!

A vendetta spanning decades reaches its terrible and bloody crescendo!

Suleiman the Magnificent's 30,000 strong armada descends on the 500 beleaguered Knights of St John and the defending people of Malta, with the express purpose of wiping them from existence, and changing the course of history forever...

1565, St. Elmo's Pay is an asymetric, competitive tactical card games, and successor to 1066, Tears to Many Mothers, with which it is fully compatible. Each player, as either Ottoman Turns or Knights of St John, musters troops and resources to overcome the various obstacles in their path before the two armies clash in an epic siege over three frontiers on the tiny island of Malta: Birgu, Senglea, and the doomed fortress of Saint Elmo.

Every beautiful card in the game is inspired by a real person or event from the time. With a focus on quick, tactical play and a thematic re-imagining of the events of the time, the game is non-collectable, and there is no deck building required. Each player simply grabs their deck and shuffles, then play begins.


  • 2 Leaders
  • 26 Character cards
  • 36 Event cards
  • 14 Objective cards
  • 57 Unit cards
  • 4 Tactics cards
  • 12 Attachment cards
  • 3 Outpost cards
  • 80 Wooden Health tokens
  • 20+ Cardboard Boost tokens
  • First Player token (double-sided)
  • Rulebook + Extra Solo Rulebook
Playing Time:
30-40 Min
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  • Returns can be made within 14 days of purchase.

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