It’s the Viking Apocalypse: Ragnarök has come… Gain glory while you can so that you may enter Valhalla – Check it out!
Vikings, apocalyptic mayhem, excellent miniatures and engaging gameplay – what’s NOT to like!? This is the latest board game from the mind of Eric Lang – Blood Rage – and it’s a ton of fun!
Blood Rage Kickstarter Page (Funded and Shipping)
Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarök finally consumes the land!
From Guillotine Games, the studio that brought you Zombicide, comes the ultimate Viking saga. The game’s striking visuals are a combination of Adrian Smith’s highly evocative artwork, and Mike McVey’s amazingly detailed miniatures. Blood Rage comes with 46 pre-assembled miniatures, including some huge and impressive legendary monsters.
In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan’s warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it’s the end of the world! It’s the Vikings’ last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin’s side! For a Viking there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan’s stats, or even die gloriously either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom.
Players must choose their strategies carefully during the draft phase, but also be ready to adapt and react to their opponents’ strategies as the action phase unfolds. Battles are decided not only by the strength of the figures involved, but also by cards played in secret. By observing your opponent’s actions and allegiances to specific gods, you may predict what card they are likely to play, and plan accordingly. Winning battles is not always the best course of action, as the right card can get you even more rewards by being crushed. The only losing strategy in Blood Rage is to shy away from battle and a glorious death!
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It’s fast, brutal and then it’s DONE – just like a Viking Raid! Blood Rage is a really great game that lives up to the Ragnarök. Incorporating Viking Myths and Legends into a strategic and brutal board game, it’s no wonder this game was such a hit on Kickstarter. Once the game is fully shipped to all it’s backers I’m sure it’s going to show up in stores. But you can always check their site or the CMON store when it goes live for retail.
Do you want to live forever?! Valhalla Awaits!