A Feast For Odin board game
A Feast For Odin board game

A Feast For Odin

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Overall Rank: #62 | Trending Rank: #25

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!



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  • Players: 1-4 Best: 3
  • I've played it a few times now and i like it so far. Should play a solo game of it at some point.I find the idea of crafting from raw materiel and then building that up to be fun in games, so i'm slightly concerned that the raiding/pillaging options negate the "ground up" approach.I'll have to play it more often to see if that is the case.
  • Tried solo on TTS. Doesn't do it for me, but mechanically I love it. I want to play with more players because the good parts of this may well be at their best in a real game. It seems like the expansion fleshes out some of the weaker mechanics for a strict improvement. Unfortunately, the game is already so expensive. I wish they'd just release a revised v1.5 with that expansion baked in.
  • Wow what a game! Surprisingly thematic and really interesting gameplay. Tons of options and possibilities leads to unique games each go. Fantastic solo mode as well.
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Well the first one we played this summer once we were able to meet was#Root. I'd been wanting to play that one since last February. Otherwise I've got #A Feast For Odin,#Terraforming Mars,#Gaia Project,#Maracaibo,#Trajan, #Root: The Riverfolk Expansion, and more that I can't remember right now. I have no idea how to prioritize. I'll probably just ask them what they want to play because I'm just happy to be able to play games right now. 

I find the components in #A Feast For Odin to be fairly good. Not really sure what else they could do to make them better considering all that you need to do with them. 

I feel like winning #A Feast For Odin this time. It trades places in my wish list top 3 with #Root and #Star Wars: Outer Rim for a while now!

I played my first play through of#A Feast For Odin 2p. Man this is a big game. Not sure we got everything right, but def. not the last time playing it. I will have to read the rule book once again to get all the actions right for next time.

I agree with most of the commentary below about Wingspan. It's a game I enjoy and really admire it but when I personally think of highly thematic games I don't think it's as good as others. I think the most spot on point is that while some of the mechanics are thematic (predator birds, birds that migrate habitats) plenty are not and it always feels like an engine builder for points rather than running a bird sanctuary. With that said, I think it does a great job setting a fantastic mood for the type of game it is, and the eggs, the wooden dice, the dicetower, the unique bird cards, the art on the player boards etc do a fantastic job of that. I do think it's important to remember what a great place Wingspan exists in in terms of being an inviting gateway game and I believe that how thematic it is is going to depend greatly on what your experience in gaming is up to that point.

 

I think Wingspan exists in an area of strategy games where the components themselves do a great job keeping it from being a dry game and giving it a mood and then the more the mechanics match the more thematic it feels. I think of #Viticulture: Essential Edition and #Agricola (Revised Edition) as games that do a great job of this with both mechanisims and components. I think #Root #Everdell #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar and #Teotihuacan: City of Gods all do a great job setting the scene with their art and then matching it in varying degrees with mechanics. 

 

I can think of countless "Ameritrash" games that are highly thematic but skill checks often ruin that dynamic for me personally. Even a game like #Forgotten Waters which drips with story and theme after awhile didn't feel like much of a game to me and lost its immersiveness. While still not in my wheelhouse I found #Gloomhaven and #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion to be much more immersive because the card play makes you feel like you are really dictating what happens and controlling your character. Conversely #Scythe was a game where the theme was almost non-existent to me until I played #Scythe: The Rise of Fenris and from then on the game was far more thematic in my mind than it had been previously. The most thematic game I've ever played would have to be #Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and much like with Rise of Fenris, that experience has made other #Pandemic games feel more thematic just because I have seen how immersive it can be. 

 

A game that hasn't gotten any mentions yet that I've seen that's both a strategy game and highly thematic, in my opinion, is #Brass: Birmingham the historic accuracy that went into that game is remarkable and it really comes through in the most unique aspect to the game- the sudden switch from canals to rails. The included history of the characters in the rulebook is also a nice touch. I would contrast that with a game that I also love but don't find thematic which is #A Feast For Odin which, in true Uwe fashion, comes with what is essentially an entire book explaining the history that exists in the game but if you never read the book you would never really know and it's dry enough that you really don't need to and it becomes vikings playing tetris. 

Most likely yes. I pretty much won't buy anything that's not on the wishlist unless it's a deal that I just can't pass up. Even then I may not keep it, haha. I recently flipped a new copy of #A Feast For Odin for a $20 profit. I put it toward backing #Western Legends: Blood Money.