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Beowulf: The Legend

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(not to be confused with Knizia's Beowulf: The Movie Board Game)



From FFG Spring 2005 Catalog:



The fascinating legend of the great hero Beowulf is told in one of the oldest works of English literature. This game relives the legend of how the Geatish warrior Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish King against the fearsome monster Grendel, how he returns to his home in Geatland to become King, and how Beowulf meets his end when fighting the terrible dragon.



Beowulf the Legend, designed by renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, invites you to accompany the mighty hero as one of his brave comrades. Will you become the most renowned warrior and succeed Beowulf as king? Only the strongest will prevail!



The game consists of a series of auctions depicting different events in the legend of Beowulf. Players "bid" in the auctions by offering up cards representing the skills they will offer to help Beowulf succeed (fighting, cunning, etc.) in an attempt to earn rewards of points or powerful cards, or to avoid injuries or other penalties. Players can also take a `Risk' and draw two cards from the deck to bid with. But if the cards don't match the current auction, the player is forced to drop out. Players need to carefully manage their hands and the timing of when they choose to take risks to increase their chances of winning.




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    (not to be confused with Knizia's Beowulf: The Movie Board Game)

    From FFG Spring 2005 Catalog:

    The fascinating legend of the great hero Beowulf is told in one of the oldest works of English literature. This game relives the legend of how the Geatish warrior Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish King against the fearsome monster Grendel, how he returns to his home in Geatland to become King, and how Beowulf meets his end when fighting the terrible dragon.

    Beowulf the Legend, designed by renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, invites you to accompany the mighty hero as one of his brave comrades. Will you become the most renowned warrior and succeed Beowulf as king? Only the strongest will prevail!

    The game consists of a series of auctions depicting different events in the legend of Beowulf. Players "bid" in the auctions by offering up cards representing the skills they will offer to help Beowulf succeed (fighting, cunning, etc.) in an attempt to earn rewards of points or powerful cards, or to avoid injuries or other penalties. Players can also take a `Risk' and draw two cards from the deck to bid with. But if the cards don't match the current auction, the player is forced to drop out. Players need to carefully manage their hands and the timing of when they choose to take risks to increase their chances of winning.

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    Additional Info

    Designer Reiner Knizia
    Mfg Suggested Ages 12 and up
    # of Players 2 − 5
    User Suggested # of Players Best with 5 players Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players (53 voters) [ ]
    Year Published 2005
    Artist John Howe
    User Suggested Ages 10 and up (13 voters) [ ]
    Subdomain Strategy Games
    Website No
    Publisher Editrice Giochi Esdevium Fantasy Flight Games KOSMOS Sophisticated Games
    Playing Time 60 minutes
    Family Kosmos Literature Series
    Honors No
    Primary Name Beowulf: The Legend
    Expansion No
    Alternate Names Beowulf: Der sagenhafte Drachenkämpfer Beowulf: Die Legende Beowulf: La Leggenda
    Mechanic Auction/Bidding Card Drafting Hand Management Press Your Luck Simultaneous Action Selection
    Game category Adventure Fantasy Mythology Novel-based
    Language Dependence Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet (19 voters) [ ]
    Play time filter N/A

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