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- Nearly 200 highly detailed plastic miniatures and 3D mountain terrain
- Strategic empire building in the fantasy world of Terrinoth
- For Ages: 13+
- Number of Players: - 4
- Playing Time: - hrs
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Runewars is an epic board game of conquest adventure and fantasy empires for two to four players. Designed by Corey Konieczka Runewars pits players against each other in a strategic game of battles and area control where they must gather resources raise armies and lay siege to heavily fortified cities.Runewars takes place in the same popular fantasy universe as the best-selling board games Runebound and Descent Journeys in the Dark and dozens of fan-favorite heroes and monsters play their part. The wars for the dragon runes are beginning and only one faction will emerge victorious. What would you do to claim the ultimate power?Runewars is for 2-4 people ages 13 and takes 3-4 hours to play. Runewars includes A thorough 40-page instruction guide Nearly two hundred highly-detailed plastic miniatures Over two hundred tokens Over two hundred cards both small and standard sized 13 map tiles each composed of multiple hexes and including stunning three-dimensional mountain terrain and rules.
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Runewars is an epic board game of conquest, adventure, and fantasy empires for two to four players. Designed by Corey Konieczka, Runewars pits players against each other in strategic game of battles and area control, where they must gather resources, raise armies, and lay siege to heavily fortified cities.Runewars takes place in the same popular fantasy universe as the best-selling board games Runebound and Descent: Journeys in the Dark, and dozens of fan-favorite heroes and monsters play their part. The wars for the dragon runes are beginning, and only one faction will emerge victorious. What would you do to claim the ultimate power?Runewars includes:A thorough 40-page instruction guideNearly two hundred highly-detailed plastic miniaturesOver two hundred tokensOver two hundred cards, both small and standard sized13 map tiles, each composed of multiple hexes and including stunning three-dimensional mountain terrain!
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|Item Dimensions||23.25 x 4.25 x 11.75 in||11.75 x 11.75 x 4 in||11.75 x 11.75 x 3 in||11.75 x 11.75 x 4.25 in||11.75 x 2.88 x 11.75 in||5 x 12 x 12 in|
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Playing safe in this game is not necessarily a prudent option, as you will often find yourself somewhere in the middle of the pack while an opposing player has been making what seemed like reckless strides forward in their conquest and is now about to claim victory. In short, be aggressive and plan at least a couple turns ahead with contingencies.
Also be aware that this game has the potential to use almost every figure and tile piece, especially in a 4 player game, so be mindful of your surroundings. Also be prepared to spend at least 2 hours per game, even with only 2 players, and as long as 3 to 4 hours if it's going slow.
Is it worth $80 on Amazon? Well my friends and I split it, so that is a definite yes. There are also optional rules/map markers that supposedly drastically change gameplay but I have not used them yet. This alone almost makes for a second similar but separate game, which is very good. But unless you are willing to put in the time to learn the base game's varied subtleties, you may want to save your money for something else.
However I highly suggest also going here: [...]
To read and print out the updated game faq as this is very helpful and their are a few minor errors explained and corrected in this early release of the game.
Also be sure set up the correct Elf Race Card, as my box came with two, one incorrect and one correct (starting resource numbers).
Overall I give this game so far a 9/10 and look forward to updating this review in the near future after a few more plays. :)
By the way.. The Game is Stunningly well Designed from an Artistic standpoint!
The whole goal of the game is to obtain Dragon Runes. The runes ultimately serve as a mechanic to create conflict between player armies. I found it disappointing that there is no game play benefit for possessing these runes. The concept of Dragon Runes doesn't add much substance to the game, their implementation feels generic and tacked on.
There are many aspects to this game that seem to be rather abstract and lacking polish. Combat is one-dimensional, each unit figure receives only one opportunity to attack during a combat round. This limits the amount of punishment and badassery any one unit can dish out; which I find to be rather anticlimactic. So the killer dragon you recruit has a huge chance of never even dealing damage in combat (and that's if you manage to get it to the front lines). The one round combats wouldn't be so bad if a battle would last more than one season. It would add to the epic theme of the game if a battle had the potential to last through the spring to fall or even longer. It could give you the opportunity to send reinforcements to the front lines. So many tactical options could become available if the game devs would have tweaked the combat system just a little.
Ultimately, aside from the many convoluted rules, underdeveloped themes, and weak combat mechanics, it is a fun game. To me many aspects of this game just fall flat and leave me wanting more.