The Tabletop Spotlight is on A Feast for Odin!
Our buddies over at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over A Feast for Odin and I was pleasantly surprised:
The basics of the game are pretty cool – you’re in charge of your Norse village and you have to go trade/hunt/raid/pillage/plunder your way to victory. It’s kind of a worker placement game but there is more to it than that. What I really liked about this game is that there are multiple ways to win. If you’re familiar with game theory or game design then you’ve probably heard of “Dominate Strategies” and how they aren’t good for replay value. This game does a great job of combating that – which means each time you play you might have to modify your style to fit what the other players are doing.
For a game about creating a feast it also plays fairly quick with most games taking about 30 minutes. It’s fun game to play with kids and non-gamer friends, really anyone can get the hang of this one pretty quick. But again, because there are different ways to accumulate points the game has a surprising amount of depth. So if you’re looking for a game that you can play with your family over the holidays then check out A Feast for Odin – in stores now!
Delve into the world of Vikings and dabble in trading, hunting, raiding, pillaging, plundering, and raiding some more. Build houses, explore new worlds, and every round, have a feast in Odin’s name. The large variety of actions and occupations guarantees your Notherners long-lasting fun, with each game creating a new world on your player board!
His name is Odin and he likes to party.