Legends of Andor is a co-operative adventure game by Kosmos Games for 2–4 players. Designer Michael Menzel is better known for his amazing board game art. Legends of Andor proves he’s a man of many talents, though!
Andor is a fictional, fantastical realm, but there’s evil invading hordes trying to conquer it! This is where you step in, a brave party of asymmetrical adventurers. Can you hold back these monsters and beasts and secure the realm’s borders?
There’s various scenarios you can play as standalone experiences. These form part of a larger campaign-style arc, if you play them back-to-back. Each scenario (a ‘legend’ in its own right) comes with a Legend deck of cards. There’s Legend track too, which acts as a game timer of sorts. Once the marker hits a point, you draw a card from the Legend deck and address the situation accordingly. These cards introduce various effects into the scenario: extra antagonists, advancing the plot, and so on.
Legends of Andor features point-to-point area movement. The hordes move ever-closer to the city in the top-left corner of the board. The board features the kingdom of Andor, with various terrains. It has a grid overlaid on it, with each section having a number. When baddies get introduced into the game, they might enter on a certain number, for example. The sections have arrows, depicting which direction that character moves next turn. (This is always towards the city, so it’s almost programmable).
Legends of Andor has an excellent track record, and has spawned many expansions. It seems as though the kingdom of Andor is a sought-after place, with many baddies wanting in on the action! For more Andor goodies, check out the likes of Legends of Andor: The Last Hope, also by Kosmos Games.
Player Count: 2–4 Players
Time: 60–90 minute