The old Jarl is looking for a successor among the wisest and the bravest, and a salty wind carries a promise of wealth and glory.  Build your ship, gather your men, and carve your way to the throne.  Lord Odin is watching, will you become the one to rule in his name?

NSKN Games is now running their latest Kickstarter project, In the Name of Odin.  This is a strategy game for 2-5 players in which players will use Action Cards to build structures, gather men, recruit famous Vikings, and buy longships in order to conduct raids.  Each raid has a set of requirements and a reward in Fame.  The player who has the most Fame at the end of the game becomes the new Jarl, winning the game.

odin components

A copy of the game includes:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Player Boards
  • 161 Cards
  • 48 Cardboard Tokens
  • 5 Wooden Scoring Discs
  • 90 Plastic Viking Miniatures
  • 1 Rulebook

For more information and to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.

The GAMA Trade Show is an annual closed trade show for members of The Game Manufacturers Association. Each year, hundreds of retailers, publishers, manufacturers, distributors, and other industry professionals get together to connect and showcase games.

This year, Catalyst Game Labs is showcasing Jarl: The Vikings Tile-Laying Game, coming Summer 2015. It appears to be quite similar to The Duke, another tile-laying strategy game by Catalyst Game Labs. In both games,  players move their tiles around the board to capture opponents (similar to Chess). Unlike chess, each piece can move in two separate ways, determined by the side of the tile facing up. After a tile is moved, the tile is flipped over to show the other side.

In Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game, which is Catalyst Game Labs’s first game based on the drama TV Series Vikings, the objective is to capture your opponent’s Jarl, or chieftain.