Tabletop Spotlight: In The Name Of Odin

Fighting to become the next Jarl, you must earn the blessing of Odin in this Strategy Game!

Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over the viking themed “In The Name Of Odin” and it’s just as epic as it sounds:

It’s time to gather the family together for an awesome board game night with this kickstarter success story. 2-5 players are jockeying for position to become the new Jarl of their people. Players have to manage their village, companions, followers, and long ships so that they can execute successful raids to gain fame and glory!

At it’s core, Odin is really all about optimizing your ever changing strategy to create the best glory generator possible. Raiding is the goal here and to do that you’ve got to have the right supplies. To get the right supplies you’ve got to get the right buildings/companions. To gather more followers, you’ve got have followers…That goes back to your hand.

You start with Action cards that you can play. Each one of those cards has two symbols: Typically a Viking type and one action type. The more of a single Viking type you spend, the more will join you. The actions allow you to do things like build structures or boats.

As you play more action cards to develop your village and followers, eventually you’ll be ready to go on a raid. Raiding gets you the big points! The player with the most fame at the end wins the game!

Now, while Odin is really about raiding and developing you village you don’t really directly attack other players. If you want to win, you’ve got to outwit them based on the hand you’re dealt, the board state, and your own resources. Because of that non-competitive-but-still-competing nature, it’s great for family game night. The kids won’t feel bullied by folks ganging up on them and the adults will have to try to out think each other. Besides, you’re smarter than a 5th Grader, right?

In The Name Of Odin

In the Name of Odin is a strategy game for 2-5 players, each with a claim to become the new Jarl.

During the game each player will expend Action Cards to construct new buildings in their village, gather companions, recruit famous Vikings and build longships, that will carry them to fame and glory.

You are all brave warriors, shrewd traders and bold explorers, but only one of you will become the new Jarl to rule in the name of Odin!


Raid, Pillage, THEN Burn.

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