Winner of the 2013 Kennerspiel des Jahres (translates roughly as “Expert Game of the Year”), Legends of Andor is a cooperative game that pits players against hordes of invaders seeking to conquer and lay waste to the heroes’ kingdom. Five linked scenarios, as well as a final scenario created by each separate group of players, comprise the game play. As each objective is met, the story advances — anyone who has every played Dungeons & Dragons will recognize the game mechanic (although here there is no DM nudging the story along).
Players’ actions can have an effect not only upon the outcome of the story, but also its direction. Each game can play out differently, depending upon random events, player actions, and decisions. This is no slash-em-up, brute-force kind of game: careful thought as well as luck are needed to work out a winning strategy.
Game playing time is suggested to be about 75 minutes, but the discussion involved may stretch a game out longer. Recommended for ages 10 and up, but hard-core gaming families may find that children as young as 8 will enjoy the game. Due to the extensive use of textual materials, the game is very language dependent (published in English).
- Published 2012
- 2-4 players
- Recommended ages 10+
- 75 minute playing time
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