The Stronghold is under siege! Stronghold - 2nd Edition is a 2-4 player game telling the story of a castle siege. Players take opposite sides, either defending the stronghold, breaking into it as soon as possible. As time passes, defenders get Victory Points every turn for their efforts on the walls. The game board represents the stronghold itself as well as the surrounding terrain, where enemy forces are placed and where they then proceed to the scale the walls. The defender has a small number of soldiers manning the walls, while the invader has an infinite legion of attacking creatures. A desperate fight is taking place every single turn. The invaders build war machines, equip their soldiers, train them and use black magic rituals to achieve victory. Meanwhile, defenders repair walls, build cannons, train soldiers, and do everything they can to hold the castle as long as possible.