Two players battle each other by aligning their cards that represent their troops into battle columns. Your choice of battle formations will decide who wins the field that day. The Saxon player's army is led by Harold Godwinson (King Harold II). While the Norman's army is led by William of Normandy, later known as William the Conqueror because he was lucky enough to survive and win the battle. Will you be so lucky?
WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT
Hastings 1066 is a short card game for two players using a simple “board” and cards representing the units. One player is the Saxons (English) led by Harold Godwinson (King Harold II); the other is the Normans, led by William of Normandy, later known as William the Conqueror because he was lucky enough to survive and win the battle.
The objective of the game is to force the enemy to flee, or wipe them out.
This game uses a “virtual board”. Two “sides” of the board are supplied, which helps players visualize the central area of the board where the game actually takes place. The players’ troops (cards) outline the shape of the board.
The battle takes place on a grid divided into six columns and seven rows. The rows are shown on the “side” pieces.
The battlefield for each side has 3 opposing sectors and each sector has two columns. You win by breaking two opposing sectors.
If all break in the same player’s turn, Saxons win! You gain a “Major victory” if you also kill the opposing leader and yours is alive. It is a “Minor victory” if your leader is dead, or if both leaders survive.
- 1 Die
- 16 wooden cubes
- 2 Game Board Sides
- 2 Leader Pawns
54 Cards broken down as follows:
- 20 Saxon Troop Cards representing Housecarles, Thegns, and Fyrds.
- 20 Norman Troop Cards representing Cavalry, Archers, and Infantry
- 14 Battle Event Cards
Complexity: 2 of 10
Solitaire Suitability: 2 of 10
Playing Time: 30 minutes
SAMPLE OF CARDS
Exclusive KICKSTARTER Limited Edition Dark Ages Edition
This edition is limited to Kickstarter backers only. There will be no retail version of this deck.
Add $8 to any reward level for each set of Holographic King Cards
These can be used in the game in place of the king pawns.
Risks and challenges
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