Decide the future of modern Europe by diplomacy – and if that fails, by iron and blood!
Andrew Rourke & Waldek Gumienny
Late Pledge
English, German, French, Polish

Europe is in turmoil! The fire of the Protestant Reformation engulfs Central Europe, while the nascent Swedish Empire battles with vast, populous and battle-ready Poland over the supremacy in the East and the Baltic Sea. Will the Holy Roman Emperor remain on his throne? Which side of this enormous conflict will the nations of Europe choose to support? And will Poland survive the Swedish deluge?



Raison d’Etat is a board game for 3-7 players. It is a standalone expansion for Coalitions, with its own distinct double-sided game board and components. In Raison d’État you take control of one of up to seven playable powers – Poland, Sweden, France, Spain, Austria, the Ottoman Empire, Britain and Russia – in two unique scenarios, engaging in an exciting area control game of shifting alliances and coalitions, of intense back-stabbing, diplomacy and bold military actions.

You do not need the base game of Coalitions to play Raison d’Etat. It comes with all the components, rules and scenarios necessary to play.


  • 1618: The Thirty Years’ War (4-7 players) 
  • 1702: War of the Spanish Succession and the Great Northern War (3-6 players)


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