Saga of the Northmen is a lightweight Dark Ages wargame of shifting alliances. Players use influence cards to deploy units to try to achieve hidden goals. Minion Games is now running Saga of the Northmen on Kickstarter.
Glory awaits intrepid adventurers of all ages in the Saga of the Northmen, a Dark Ages wargame of shifting alliances and area control. Through deft use of influence cards, you do battle with other chieftains to gain control of the 7 major kingdoms of Europe. Forge alliances and then move your armies and fleets to plunder while completing secret objectives unknown to others. Earn the most points from plunder and completed objectives to be crowned Supreme Chieftain!
“We at Minion Games are excited to be collaborating with designer Scott Leibbrandt on releasing his second published game. Believe it or not, we discovered this game at a local game design meetup. I really felt good about SotN as I think it fits a nice niche of easy to play and short time commitment. Yet SotN introduces some more interesting game mechanics to people who might otherwise be turned off by war-games. In the game you draft region cards much like you do in Ticket To Ride which makes for simple game-play. A certain amount of luck in the game helps equalize the playing field to allow everyone to enjoy the game and have a chance to be victorious. I’ve seen gray-haired wargamers love this game and I’ve seen young players pick it up quickly.”
Designed for 2-4 Players, Ages 13+, and 30-40 minute game play. With a play-style reminiscent of Ticket to Ride, Saga of the Northmen is a simple to learn and easy to play intro to area control and war-gaming for young and old.
Gameboard (11″x16″), 56 Influence Cards (mini euro), 4 Infamy Cards, 20 Trade Route Cards, 120 Influence Cubes (30 Red, 30 Blue, 30 Green, 30 Black), 12 Hero Tokens (3 Red, 3 Blue, 3 Green, 3 Black), 4 Time Tokens (1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Black), 45 Yellow Plunder Tokens, 1 Leader Tokens, Rulebook (8 pages)