A Feast for Odin Board Game Review
Name: A Feast for Odin
BGG Weight: 3.86 / 5
Year Published: 2016
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Number of Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 30-120 minutes
Game Category/Theme: Viking civilization, resource management, worker placement, exploration, farming
Board Game Mechanics: Automatic Resource Growth, Dice Rolling, Grid Coverage, Income, Push Your Luck
Player Interaction: 6.8
Game Rating: 9.1
Weight Rating = (8.5 + 9.2) = 17.7
Playability Rating = [(9.8 + 6.8 + 9.1) – 8.5] = 17.2
Play Rating Score = (17.7 + 17.2) x 2 = 69.8
Value Rating = 69.8 / 7.5 = 9.31
Final Score Rating = 69.8 + 9.31 = 79.11
A Feast for Odin is a complex strategy game that involves managing resources and building a Viking civilization through exploration, farming, and trade. Players compete to accumulate victory points by expanding their territories, collecting goods, and completing objectives. The game features a unique tile placement mechanic that allows players to customize their board and gain bonuses. With over 60 different action spaces, players have a wide range of choices each turn, making it a game that requires careful planning and foresight. The solo mode also makes it a great option for those who enjoy playing alone.
Overall, A Feast for Odin is a well-designed game with a lot of depth and replayability. The sheer number of options available each turn can be overwhelming at first, but once players become familiar with the mechanics, the game flows smoothly. The components are high-quality, and the artwork and theme are well-integrated into the gameplay.
If you enjoyed A Feast for Odin, you may also enjoy:
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- Wingspan – A game about birds that involves collecting birds, laying eggs, and building habitats.
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