Sunday, March 30, 2008

Odin's Ravens

So Odin has two ravens and everyday they race. This game is a series of races, with the victor scoring points and the game ending when one player gets to 12 points at the end of the race. A row of 6 land cards are dealt across between the two players, and the ravens start at one end. To move to the next card, a player must play a matching land card from his hand. Your hand is 5 cards, and you draw back up every turn. You can also store cards in an auxiliary stack but have to use cards from that stack in order from top card down (FILO). First player to the end scores points equal to how far behind the other player is. The path can be increased during play, and there are "Odin" cards that can do odd things like block a player, reorganized the land route, that sort of thing. There is also the "Magic Way" which is a side pile you can ditch cards into and possibly score a few bonus points.

The game was fun, but not quite my type. There's definitely a bit of strategy, but not a huge amount. Labeled ages 10+, I figure someone younger than me would get more of a kick out of it.

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