Blood Rage

What are you so afraid of? It’s only death!

Arrrrrgggghhhh!!!!! If only you had a rules summary for Blood Rage!

The latest miniature-packed Kickstarter-funded game from Cool Mini or Not is Blood Rage, an action-packed area-control game with just the right mix of trashy Vikings-at-the-end-of-the-world theme and tight mechanics. Eric M. Lang really trimmed the fat off this design, going for a tight three-Age framework that punishes you if you get too far behind, but rewards the experienced player who selects just the right combination of cards. And since those cards are chosen by a draft, you can’t blame the luck of the draw too much if things don’t go your way.

Blood Rage looks great, the rules are easy to learn, and the figures – especially the monsters – are stunning. Definitely a game worth adding to your collection.

2 Comments

  • Mark says:

    Enjoyed a (first ever) go at this game this weekend. Learning the rules was an effort, we were being taught by the owner of the game but had a lot of fun and a good laugh. Would love to see this one trotted out on camera at the EOG :-).

  • The8thPagan says:

    Played it for the first time today. Got my butt kicked twice, but had a lot of fun. Just played base game, no expansions.

    My prep for the game was watching a ‘how to play’ video I googled that ran for under 20 minutes and that plus a rules reference was all I needed. We played the First Age to get the mechanics and then restarted once we got the idea.

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