Saga of the Northmen Launches on Kickstarter

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Scott Liebbrandt, designer of Colonialism, has just launched a Kickstarter Campaign for his new release, Saga of the Northmen. Publisher Minion Games describes it this way on the campaign homepage:

“Glory awaits intrepid adventurers of all ages in the Saga of the Northmen, a Dark Ages wargame of shifting alliances and area control. Through deft use of influence cards, you do battle with other chieftains to gain control of the 7 major kingdoms of Europe. Forge alliances and then move your armies and fleets to plunder while completing secret objectives unknown to others. Earn the most points from plunder and completed objectives to be crowned Supreme Chieftain!”

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Supporting 2-4 players with an estimated game time of 40 minutes, the light design employs area control and direct conflict. It features a beautiful map of a fairly general overview of early medieval Europe and what appears in the videos to be rather nice component quality, but not much art variety in its cards. Of course, you get to play as competing Viking Jarls, so a lot can be forgiven.

The campaign will conclude on October 12 at 11:00 PM EDT and is estimated for delivery in March, 2016.