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Distributor: Jumbo
Category: Strategy game
Players: 2-5 (Best with 4-5)
Play time: 01:00+
Ages: 9+
Content:     1  game board 
    1  rules booklet (Swedish, English, Dutch, French, Danish and Italian) 
105 warriors in 5 colours: 
        12 counters worth 1 warrior 
          5 counters worth 2 warriors 
          4 counters worth 5 warriors 
  30  shields (six per colour), which values are: 0, 0, 0, 1, 2 and 3.
Game target: To conquer as many strongholds as possible. The players must form his warriors to mighty troops and put them into the battles, to have a chance to drive away the defenders of the strongholds. The player who have the most important strongholds at the end of the game, is the winner. This happens when the NEXT LAST STRONGHOLD has been conquered by anyone of the participants. The value of the strongholds are decided by the number of swords which are drawn beside them. It's also the original defending value of the stronghold.
Rules: In English   (from Steffan O'Sullivan's Home Page)
Strategy: Either you collect one really large army and battle down everyone in your way or you spread out extremely, to take as many strongholds as possible. Often is the winner, the one who succeeds to combine these to strategies in the best way.
Comments: Year of publication is 1993. Original name Rheingold. Game of the year in Germany 1993.
A very good game. Could be named a simplified variant of "Risk", but without secret missions. 
Seems to be published with two different names in English.



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