Prepare for Blood Rage, the ultimate Viking saga! In this fast-paced strategy game, 2-4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging, and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarok finally consumes the land!
In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan’s warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök is upon us and it’s time to go down in a blaze of glory to secure a seat in Valhalla. In Blood Rage, there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan's stats, or even die gloriously either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom.
The game begins with a draft of numerous cards representing Divine Gifts from the Gods. Some bonuses given by the cards include: increased Viking strength and devious battle strategies, upgrades to your clan, or even the aid of legendary creatures from Norse mythology. The cards may also include various quests, from dominating specific provinces, to having lots of your Vikings sent to Valhalla. Completion of these quests by the end of an Age rewards additional Glory to your Viking clan.
Players must plan their strategies carefully during the draft phase, but also be mindful of what cards are being acquired by their opponents, being ready to adapt and react as the action phase unfolds. Battles are decided not only by the strength of the figures involved, but also by cards played in secret. If you pay close attention to your opponent’s actions, you may be able to predict what card they are likely to play. Winning isn’t always everything either; the right card can get you even more rewards by being defeated or you may be able to earn additional Glory by sending your warriors to Valhalla early. The only losing strategy in Blood Rage is to shy away from battle and a glorious death!
Blood Rage contains: 1 Game Board, 102 Cards (3 Decks of 34), 8 Ragnarok Tokens, 1 Saga Token, 16 Clan Tokens, 4 Glory Markers, 9 Pillage Tokens, 1 Doom Token, 4 Clan Sheets, 1 Age Track Sheet, 1 Valhalla Sheet, 10 Wolf Clan Figures, 10 Bear Clan Figures, 10 Serpent Clan Figures, 10 Raven Clan Figures, 9 Monster Figures, 44 Small Plastic Bases, and 8 Large Plastic Bases.
Blood Rage is recommended for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, with game playtimes around 60-90 minutes.