Boardgames in Blighty news – Ragnar Brothers go exploring with Nina & Pinta
As you will have known from following my blog, I have a very strong preference for war games and American style games. Euro style games rarely figure on my radar but I do love history and if a Euro style game actually does the history effectively I am willing to give it a try. One of the only publishers that I think loves history and goes through the real effort to make their games properly historical is the Ragnar Brothers.
This is a game of exploration of the New World where the great nations of Spain, England, France and Portugal send ships out to map the unknown and to bring home wealth to the Old World. This is a game where those ships will cross the divide and where no love is lost between Captains no matter which world it is! Explore, settle, fight if need be, and help your nation develop its Culture, Science, Religion and War-craft, to be the best in all worlds!
No dice rolling in this Ragnar game, but plenty of tension as players can launch offensives with their Captains after first using them to flip land tiles thereby exploring each New World. Settlers are placed in explored lands to generate gold revenue. When combinations of terrain are occupied, towns and cities can be built. Meanwhile gold is used in the Old World to buy items to benefit further New World development or to accumulate the victory points generated by Culture, Science, Religion and War which themselves are meshed with what is taking place in the three New Worlds.
This is a tightly knit puzzle that will have players pondering a multiplicity of decisions from start to finish. As much of the play is simultaneous and ‘single-action’ there is little down time. The game has a good sense of growth worthy of its fascinating them.
1 giant, full colour, cloth map
1 storage triangle
35 die-cut land tiles
150+ wooden pieces
90+ die-cut counters
Rules booklet in English and German
So I would think that all of you who want to play an interesting Euro style game with some good old conflict will want to jump on board when the project goes live next week. Meanwhile have a look at the artwork…
For more information go to the Boardgamegeek page here – https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181382/nina-pinta
I will let you guys know when the Kickstarter goes live next week!