Fjords (Kickstarter – Jarl Pledge)
30m - 45m
2 - 4 Players
Play occurs upon a modular board that is composed of multiple pieces, often tiles or cards. In many games, board placement is randomized, leading to different possibilities for strategy and exploration.Some games in this category have multiple boards which are not used simultaneously, preserving table space. Unused boards remain out of play until they are required.
A weird game whose second half didn't seem as interesting as I thought it would be. My first impression may have been marred somewhat by a bad teach; I owe it another try one of these days.
The elegance of the original game has slathered in rune-flavored frosting. What box full of weird choices...
I find this game at once both relaxing and tension-filled. I've only played the 2-player "classic" version, but even with only that variant this game is a lot of fun! Nice to sit down with two and build out the landscape while balancing when to place out your limited number of settlements. Some people see the second phase as anticlimactic, but I see it as a more of a culmination of all your decisions in the first phase, so it's fine that it is quick a "scripted." Easy and quick to play. Definitely looking forward to more plays (and trying the many variants at some point!).