Like each of the Chapter Packs in the Kingsroad cycle, The Kingsguard returns players to a Westeros changed by the War of Five Kings, countless treacheries, and new alliances. The balance of power between the gameâ€™s six Houses has changed, as have the faces of those Houses. As part of this return to Westeros, each Chapter Pack in the Kingsroad cycle explores one or more of the gameâ€™s existing themes or mechanics, adding new depth of strategies and deck-building options while remaining light on new rules. Accordingly, as it explores the secret ambitions of the seven active Kingsguard , The Kingsguard adds new depth to the gameâ€™s Shadows mechanic, featuring not only Shadows-crested versions of the Knights of the Kingsguard , but of other characters and locations, as well. In total, no fewer than twelve of the Chapter Packâ€™s twenty different cards feature the Shadows crest.