Champions of Midgard

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For Honour, for Glory! Huzzah! You are the Champions of Midgard, chosen to slay the epic monsters from legends across the sea. You play as a great Viking leader, swarn to protect the town of Midgard and bring Glory to your kin. You must optimise your worker placement to gather resources and soldiers and defend your hometown from the invading Trolls or swarms of undead Draugr, or see…
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You Might Like

  • Great fun worker placement game.
  • Great looking art.
  • Many ways to victory

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  • Dice combat is luck driven.
  • Little player interaction.
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Description

Champions of Midgard is a middleweight, Viking-themed, worker placement game with dice rolling in which players are leaders of Viking clans who have traveled to an embattled Viking harbor town to help defend it against the threat of trolls, draugr, and other mythological Norse beasts. By defeating these epic creatures, players gain glory and the favor of the gods. When the game ends, the player who has earned the most glory earns the title of Jarl and is recognized as a champion of Midgard!

  • Age 10+
  • 2-4 players
  • 60-90 minutes playing time

 

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In another of our regular board game spotlights, Zatu only has three minutes before the bell rings, three minutes to give a lasting impression, to charm, to woo, to find some semblance of happiness again. Across the table? Champions of Midgard, the 2015 release from publisher Grey Fox Games and Designer Ole Steiness.

The Game

Champions of Midgard is a game about defending a beach from monsters, much like the 1975 film Jaws except with Vikings instead of Roy Scheider, trolls instead of a shark, and not being a film instead of being a film.

Players take on the roles of Viking clan leaders, instructing workers to gain resources and recruit warriors to help defend from the tides of mythological Norse creatures threatening the scenic coastline.

Resources are used to help protect, transport and feed your clan. Warriors are only used for the first of those. Players may send them to defend a village or shiv a beast. Doing so will bring them glory, and sufficient glory will bring them the title of Jarl and victory.

Gameplay itself is a mixture of dice rolling and worker placement across a number of 3-phased rounds. Players must balance their actions and coin between recruiting warriors, bartering for food and defending villagers. Failure to balance properly can leave you either vulnerable or poor. As the old Chinese proverb goes: You can’t kill a troll with money, and you can’t buy a ship with a man.

The Publisher

Grey Fox Games are a board game publisher and distributor that pride themselves on producing games that they themselves would want to play.

Their most well-known titles (bar the above, of course) include 7 Ronin and Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald.

The Designer

Ole Steiness is a video game developer who has worked on such titles as Kane & Lynch and Total Overdose. When off-duty he turns his attention to board games, and is the designer of Police Precinct, Spurs and Champions of Midgard.

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Weight1.845 kg
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    Rating

    • Artwork
    • Complexity
    • Replayability
    • Player Interaction
    • Component Quality

    You might like

    • Great fun worker placement game.
    • Great looking art.
    • Many ways to victory

    Might not like

    • Dice combat is luck driven.
    • Little player interaction.