In The Last Kingdom Board Game, you will take the role of a leader in this time of conflict. The game plays over two Rounds, during which players perform actions to command armies in order to shape the course of the war. Your allegiance to the Saxons or the Danes can be firm or fickle, and your score will reflect not just your prowess in battle, but your political skill in maneuvering the competing forces of pre-England. During the War Phase, Players gain Victory Points from winning in Conflict Regions.

At the end of Round II (once the fifth and final Region has Peace), the game immediately ends. Players reveal their Victory Point totals that they have secretly accumulated behind their screens and the player with the most points wins and is the ruler of England. See Phase 3: Final Scoring.