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Nick
Step into the shoes of a Viking hero and lead your warriors into battle

In Champions of Midgard, you’re a Viking leader vying to win the villagers’ allegiance by earning the most glory points. Along the way you’ll need to manage various resources, recruit warriors to fight for your cause, go on journeys across the sea, and fight the various enemies that threaten the village. The player with the most glory at the end of the game will earn the title of Jarl and become the true champion of Midgard.

The game has a nice balance between strategic decision making and push-your-luck dice rolling. You can go into a single fight with overwhelming numbers, knowing you’ll safely defeat the beast, or you can spread your warriors thin and go for multiple targets, which is much riskier. The safe option will ensure you earn at least some glory points that turn, but the risky option could net you many more points – or your turn could come to a disastrous end as you watch all of your warriors die for no gain. This risk-reward mechanism can provide some nail-biting moments of triumph or failure that you’ll remember long after you’ve packed the game’s components away in the box. And I also love that you get to decide for yourself just how far you want to push the limits of probability.

The sheer number of components in the box can be quite a daunting sight for new players. However, in my experience of teaching the game to a few different groups, once people get going they tend to find the game to be very intuitive and simple enough to get their head around.