127Stronghold 2nd Edition is a 2–4 player game, which tells the story of the siege of a castle. Players take on the roles of either the defenders or attackers with one side defending the stronghold and the other attempting to break into the stronghold through its highly fortified walls as quickly as possible.

Some changes in the second edition include:

• Streamlined rules and enhanced rulebook
• Shorter gameplay, featuring attackers being placed on the board during setup
• Glory Points rules replaced with a more straightforward system of castle defense in 7 rounds
• Improved components, such as a larger game board and new better artwork

Stronghold Games and Portal Games will print Stronghold – 2nd Edition together. Stronghold Games will have worldwide English rights (except Europe) for this game. Portal Games will maintain all other language rights and distribute an English language version in Europe.