Blood Rage*

In the midst of Ragnarök, the cataclysmic end of the world, seize your opportunity for glory in Blood Rage. Each player commands a Viking clan, complete with fearless warriors, a formidable leader, and a mighty ship. As the world crumbles, it's the Vikings' last chance to seek Valhalla, to be forever remembered at Odin's side. In this epic battle, there are myriad paths to honor, from plundering the land and crushing opponents to fulfilling quests, enhancing your clan's strength, or embracing a glorious demise.

Gameplay Overview

  • Viking Glory: Blood Rage immerses you in the Viking ethos with multiple strategies. Invade and pillage to reap rewards, engage in epic battles, complete quests, bolster your clan's abilities, or embrace a valiant end in battle or during Ragnarök, the inescapable apocalypse.
  • Gods' Gifts: Central to your Viking saga are the "Gods' Gifts," cards drafted at the start of each of the three game rounds (Ages). These cards bestow various advantages upon your clan, such as increased Viking strength, cunning battle tactics, clan enhancements, or the assistance of legendary creatures from Norse mythology. Quests and challenges from the gods themselves also await, from conquering specific territories to sending warriors to Valhalla.
  • Strategic Choices: Your path to glory hinges on the draft phase, where you carefully select your strategy. However, adaptability is key, as you must react to your rivals' ever-evolving strategies during the action phase. Battles are not solely determined by strength but by the strategic use of cards played in secret. Anticipating your opponents' moves based on their actions and allegiances can provide an edge. Sometimes, even losing battles can be rewarding with the right card, making the pursuit of glory and valor a dynamic and thrilling endeavor.


Blood Rage offers a gripping journey into the heart of Viking mythology, where the pursuit of glory, honor, and an unforgettable place in Valhalla drives every decision. The game's blend of strategy, combat, and mythological themes creates an immersive experience that beckons players to embrace the chaos of Ragnarök. The strategic depth lies not only in your initial draft choices but in your ability to adapt and outmaneuver opponents in the heat of battle.

As a Viking leader, you must navigate the treacherous waters of battle, forging alliances with the gods themselves to secure your clan's place in the annals of history. Victory is achieved through cunning strategies, fierce battles, and a willingness to court glorious death. In Blood Rage, the only true defeat is to shy away from the clash of warriors and the pursuit of eternal glory. Will you rise above the chaos to claim your place among the legends of the Viking Age?

Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 60 - 90 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

We like Blood Rage so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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