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Ragnarök: Review

Ragnarök: ReviewInformation:Mechanics: Hand Management, Area Control
Player Age: 12+  Player Count: 2 Players Time to Play: 10 - 20 Minutes 
Game Designer and Artist: Paul Calderwood Publisher: Invisible Kitty Games Expandable: Not Expandable Year Published: 2018 Disclaimer: A review copy for the game was provided by the publisher.
Objective: There is an epic battle underway between the Norse Gods (AEsir) and the Frost Giants (Jötnar). This battle is won by gaining the highest power over the majority of worlds within two rounds. This is achieved by playing cards on your side of the world to try and have the strongest value on the majority of worlds.
Card Anatomy: There are three types of cards: runes, divinity, and modifiers.
Runes: Runes can either be played vertically on a world to be used for its power, or can be played horizontally to activate its effect. Each world can only have one rune played on each side over the course of a round.
Divinity: The divinity cards consist of only power a…
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