Scott Liebbrandt


Minion Games has started their latest Kickstarter project, Saga of the Northmen.

Designed by Scott Leibbrandt and tested at Protospiel, Saga of the Northmen is for 2 to 4 players ages 13 and up and plays in 30 to 40 minutes.  It is a light war game set in the Dark Ages where you are the chieftain of a clan of Vikings allying and battling other clans for control of the 7 kingdoms of Europe.

A great introductory game to the area control mechanic, Saga of the Northmen is played over a series of rounds in which each player will draft influence cards which will be used to garner influence throughout the 7 kingdoms as well as populate the neutral regions with the very plunder (VPs) you will need to collect in order to win the game.  Each chieftain will also have a hidden trade route objective(s) that if completed will increase their wealth at the end of the game.

So, go forth, spread your influence, plunder the land’s riches, hire heroes to help you battle for control of contested neutral regions, establish trade routes, and conquer as many of the 7 kingdoms of Europe as you can on your way to victory in Saga of the Northmen!

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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.