Rating: 7.5 Very Good
Popularity:33
Difficulty:Medium
Year:2016
Players: 1-4 players
Playing time: 30-120 minutes
Age:12+

Official Site: Z-Man Games' Official Product Page for A Feast for Odin


Created by: Uwe Rosenberg, Dennis Lohausen

Published by: Feuerland Spiele, Cranio Creations, Devir

Alternate Names: À la gloire d'Odin, Um Banquete a Odin, El Banquete de Odín, Ein Fest für Odin, La Festa per Odino

Description:

Using the central board in A Feast for Odin, players have to hunt, gather basic materials, refine those materials, develop their production-buildings, build/buy ships, and raid settlements.

The resulting earnings are placed on the players' board in the best possible pattern to produce income and (later) victory points.

Prices:
Retail Price:$114
Ebay:$114
Expansions:
Deutscher Spielepreis 2017 Goodie Box
A Feast for Odin: Lofoten, Orkney, and Tierra del Fuego
A Feast for Odin: New Special Tiles
A Feast for Odin: The Norwegians
Awards:
International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee 2017
Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee 2016
Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee 2016
Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee 2016
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"A Feast for Odin" is a saga in the form of a board game. You are reliving the cultural achievements, mercantile expeditions, and pillages of those tribes we know as "Vikings" today-a term that was used quite differently towards the end of the first millennium.

When the northerners went out for a raid, they used to say they headed out for a "viking". Their Scandinavian ancestors, however, were much more than just pirates. They were explorers and founders of states. Leif Eriksson is said to be the first European in America, long before Columbus. …



How to Play the Game?

The basic principle of the game is simple. Each round, you place your Vikings on the spaces of the action board and take the chosen actions immediately.

Because each action space can only be occupied once per round, you will quickly get in each other's way.

What you want to achieve?

Your goal is to cover the spaces in the placement area of your home board with green and blue goods tiles. If you leave gaps, you can fill them with ore and silver (as shown below). …



There is a variety of actions you can take literally at any time during the game (usually even during a main action).

Placing Goods on the Home Board

As mentioned several times before, at any time, you can place green craft products and blue luxury goods as well as silver coins and ore tokens on empty spaces in the placement area of your home board, according to the following rules:

The spaces with the big numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, ..). form the "income diagonal" (see "Income" on page 9). You can only cover a space in the income diagonal if you also cover (or have already covered) all spaces: …



The action board features a variety of action spaces.

General Rule:

Some actions require you to have a specific type of ship. You may use the same ship multiple times per round for different actions.

Example: You have a single longship in your bay. With this ship, you can

  • head out on a raid first
  • then explore "Newfoundland",
  • and emigrate that same round.

All the actions mentioned in the example above are explained on the following pages. Most action spaces (like the production spaces) have a rather simple effect, so we will explain those first. …



Every occupation card has the same layout. Its name is at the top left, its point value at the top right, and its effect at the bottom.

The Slash

Several card effects use a slash (/) in their description. Basically, the slash stands for "either-or", but we would like to illustrate its use with some examples: The Tradesman lets you exchange 1 silverware for either 1 chest or 1 silk.


If a card has multiple elements with slashes (/), these elements relate to each other in their respective order. Here, you can choose whether you want to spend 2, 4, or 6 silver to receive 1, 2, or 3 hides, respectively. …



In the solo game, use whichever side of the home board you like. You will need a second set of Vikings of a different color.

  • Place 1 Viking (2 Vikings in the short game) of one color (here: red) on round space 1 at the "Banquet Table", and another 2 Vikings each on spaces 3, 5, and 7 (the latter only in the long game).

  • Place 2 Vikings of the other color (here: yellow) each on round spaces 2, 4, and 6.

  • Place 5 Vikings of the first color (red) on the Thing Square, and 5 Vikings (6 Vikings in the short game) of the other color (yellow) on the "waiting space" of your home board. …




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