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            (Svea Rike + expansion Batalj)

Distributor: Casper
Category: Strategy game
Players: 2-5 (best with 4-5)
Play time: 01:00-02:00
Ages: 12+
Content:     1  game board 
    5  family tiles 
168  cards (24 fief cards, 24 regentkort, 70 event cards, 50 history cards) 
  45  shield formed family tiles with plastic holders 
    5  round family tiles with a white back (decides the order of play in the turn) 
  69  gold coins (31 ā 1 gold, 18 ā 5 golds, 15 ā 10 golds, 5 ā 50 golds) 
    1  war counter 
    1  ruler counter with plastic holder 
    1  dice 
    1  rules booklet 
    1  booklet with the rest of the rules (contains exceptions and a playing example)

The expansion "Batalj":
    1  reversible game board with a battle field and  campaign board
    6  new History cards - Artillery and Philosopher
    6  new Regency cards, only with new events
  25  new, mean event cards
    1  archbishop card
  21  pillage counters
  60  game pieces (5 artillery, 11 commanders and 44 soldiers)
  54  plastic feet
    1  rules booklet for the archbishop, the war game and pillage

Game target: To collect as many reputation points as possible before 16 turns (=rulers) has passed. Those may be collected in different ways, as having a lot of gold, many fiefs, troops, history cards or traders.
Rules: Rules in English 
Summary in English 
Review in English               (from Game Cabinet)
Review in English              (from Westbank Gamers)
Batalj - rules in English      (from The Gaming Dumpster)
Batalj - review in English   (from Svellov's Braet & Board)
Comments: The game of the year in Sweden 1997. Invented by Dan Glimne and Henrik Strandberg. 
A fun game. The strategy is quite a lot directed by the event cards you get. A really good rulles booklet, which gives a quick start of the game. But you have to play at least once, before you get a feeling of the strategy possibilities. 
(I don't know the English name of the game.) 
There is also a strategic PC game, which is a a spin-off of the game. It's published by Target Games. It's not that bad, but comparatively easy level to play.

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