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Part of the Break the Line Series. This fast playing card game for 2 players lets you refight this important battle from history.
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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?

Front of Box
Front of Box

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.

Sample of Game Box
Sample of Game Box

Game Components

  • Box
  • Rules
  • 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

Players: 2

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SAMPLE OF CARDS

Norman Army Cards Sample
Norman Army Cards Sample

 

Saxon Army Cards Sample
Saxon Army Cards Sample

 

Battle Event Cards Sample
Battle Event Cards Sample

 

Example of Card Layout using the Battlefield Guide
Example of Card Layout using the Battlefield Guide

 

Example of Card Movement in Battle
Example of Card Movement in Battle

 

Standard Components
Standard Components

Exclusive KICKSTARTER Limited Edition Dark Ages Edition 

This edition is limited to Kickstarter backers only.  There will be no retail version of this deck.

Dark Ages Black Deck
Dark Ages Black Deck

 

Enlarged Sample of the Dark Ages Art
Enlarged Sample of the Dark Ages Art

 

Enlarged Sample of the Dark Ages Art
Enlarged Sample of the Dark Ages Art

                              ADD ON'S

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.  

Holographic Foil King Cards Add-on
Holographic Foil King Cards Add-on

 

Risks and challenges

Worthington has completed over 20 kickstarter campaigns. We have been in business for 14 years now and have produced over 50 games. The biggest challenge faced is always in dealing with the printer and shipping. Delays can occur and always being up front with customers and letting them know what is going on is critical.

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    HASTINGS 1066

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    Includes:
    • Box
    • Rules
    • 1 Die
    • 16× Wooden Cubes
    • Giant Battlefield Guides
    • Leader Pawns
    • 20× Saxon Troop Cards
    • 20× Norman Troop Cards
    • 14× Battle Event Cards
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