Champions of Midgard board game
Champions of Midgard board game

Champions of Midgard

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Trolls attack your town. Draugr terrorize nearby villages. Monsters strike at travelers and merchants alike. The people are suffering - will you be their champion?

Grey Fox Games is pleased to announce the release of Champions of Midgard - a Viking Era worker placement game with dice driven combat between players and mythical Norse beasts. The game has enjoyed much praise from playtesters and has received the Dice Tower Seal of Excellence!

This newest release is Grey Fox Games' largest game yet with an impressive list of components including a 20" x 30" board, 34 custom dice, wooden meeples, carboard tokens, and 121 monster, draugr, and troll cards. In Champions of Midgard players assume the role of a Viking Leader attempting to earn the title of Jarl in a besieged harbor town. They will collect the weapons, wood, and food needed to build ships, carve runes and send their warriors across the sea to defeat the most savage beasts and earn the glory befitting a champion.

"The combat is what sets this game apart from other games in the genre," says Joshua Lobkowicz, Head of Game Development at Grey Fox Games. "It's as approachable as Lords of Waterdeep but with the added thrill of rolling handfuls of Viking Warrior Dice in an attempt to kill awesome monsters."

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  • With all of the expansions, this game suits me just fine. There are so many things to get points from, and loads of different strategies, but you have the uncertainty of how many soldiers (represented by dice) you need to commit themselves a fight to ensure you kill the beastie.
  • Very good game.... a lot of things to do, strategic with a good deal of luck! Totally awesome!
  • A fun-fun worker placement + dice-chucking combo. Even better with Valhalla expansion.
  • Interesting game. Very similar in Theme and Mechanics to Lords of Waterdeep, however, this game is better in every way. Because it's more fun than Lords of Waterdeep.Now, that being said, those extra victory conditions might be really powerful. Needs more plays for me to figure out if this actually has multiple paths to victory, or if it's just who gets the most extra victory points from the lore path.
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#Champions of Midgard definitley needs a solo variant. I would have said #Star Wars X-Wing, but they just came out with one. I have yet to try it, but really want to see how it plays.

Lol, I'm really trying to come up with lists that haven't been done. This has been a fantastic weekly challenge. #Champions of Midgard is a good one, don't know why I didn't think of that one. 

Love how creative these lists are getting with each day lol

For "vertical rectangle" I'm thinking of games like #Champions of Midgard, #Brass: Birmingham, and #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

It's fasincating and surprising to see that your #1 ended up being the classic. And I'm honestly not sure where I stand on this. Oh and as for another type of playing surface, one I'd thrown in falls under dexterity games category. Jenga, #Men At Work, #Catch the Moon, where you have some sort of mini structural system you have to play on together.

Edit: Nevermind! Didn't realize Brass is basically a square. It really falls under your #4

I went with board, mostly for cost efficiency. While I do love a good play mat, price is a big factor for me. I have one neoprne mat that came with my #The Final Flicktier prototype I reviewed a while back, and it's great. And I'd love one for #Champions of Midgard, since it's one of my all-time favorites and then I wouldn't have to fiddle around with eexpansion boards. And X-Wing, if I stiltl played haha

Mrs Saint casting the vote here. I voted for the mat because I love the playmat we have for #Champions of Midgard that includes the expansions. I also really love the two mats we have for #EXCEED Fighting System 

It is true you need separate mat storage but we've typically been able to find inexpensive cardboard mailing tubes to use if we visit a local post office or shipping store. Or in the case of the Season 4 mat for Exceed, Level 99 Games provided a box for it. 

#13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis is one of our favourite 2P games, it plays pretty quickly but has a great amount of bluffing and decision making in that short space of time.

I remember you enjoyed #Champions of Midgard? I would recommend #Great Western Trail or #Architects of the West Kingdom as somewhat similar but distinct games that might be up your alley.

Got lots of games in this week!

  • #Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl physical solo: I finished painting the miniatures so I had to give the game a whirl.  I am looking forward to getting this one to the table multiplayer.  I had some lucky events and combinations so I won the game pretty handily.
  • #Russian Railroads Tabletopia, multiplayer (x2): Lots of fun!  Played it twice as it runs fast.  I can see this one popping in at the end of game night as it's pretty quick but has lots of details to get down.  I tried two different strategies in the two games and they both had their interesting quirks.
  • #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar physical solo: I recently purchased this one as I really enjoyed it online.  There was a solo variant posted on BGG that I thought I would try out.  It was pretty good but not as good as real players of course.  
  • #Raiders of the North Sea Tabletopia multiplayer: First time playing this one.  It was a lot of fun!  I can see why people like it.  It felt like a bit of a shorter version of...
  • #Champions of Midgard with #Champions of Midgard: Valhalla & #Champions of Midgard: Dark Mountains Expansion Tabletopia multiplayer: One of my favourite games.  I don't think I've ever won one but I always have a blast.  I tried a different strategy this time which just didn't work out but I still enjoyed it.   Great game and my favourite in the "Vikings raid the things" genre. 

Great week!

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