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Dominate battles of magic and influence in this game of worker placement, area control, variable powers and asymmetric win conditions.
Dominate battles of magic and influence in this game of worker placement, area control, variable powers and asymmetric win conditions.
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WELCOME TO MIDGAARD -- the battlefield of those from Earth consumed by the alluring pull of magic and power.

Players will use their influence and units (figurines) to battle and dominate the regions of Midgaard. They do this with intent to collect resources, score points and complete their own asymmetric win conditions. However, because of limited magic, full-frontal conflict will not always be your best option. Withdrawals at key moments, resource management, strategic deception and tactical timing are all important elements of the game.

"The Lord of the Ice Garden" is a highly tactical game that comes with a wealth of detailed miniatures and beautiful artwork. Designed by a true viking by blood, Krzysztof Wolicki, the game has become well-known for its zero-luck, unique mechanics and truely absorbing theme. Based on the popular fantasy novels of the same name by author, Jaroslaw Grzedowicz, you will take the role of one of four scientists from earth, lost to the allure of magic and power. With varied setup, unit abilities and win conditions, no two games will every be the same. 

The game broke records in Polish crowd-funding and with the prototype being besieged at game shows for over a year of testing, you are sure to enjoy very balanced game play devoid of random events.  

Please see the project page below to find out more about the game play, see a variety of reviews from notable critics, examples of artwork and the updated rule book. If you have any questions about the project please contact us in the comments section or feel free to contact us directly through our company Customer Service email at CustomerService@redimp.pl

"The Lord of the Ice Garden" has its own website here

Our main company page can be found at redimp.pl

"The Lord of the Ice Garden" board game geek profile can be found here

The Facebook page for the game can be found here

There are currently no plans to release the game in retail outside of Europe. Kickstarter is also the only place the English edition is available. If you want to get a hold of the game, be sure to get it now. 

This edition of the game only comes with English rules. German, Polish and other language editions will be available later at Essen and through our company store. Feel free to contact us if you`d like to know more. 

          

The rule book from the 1st edition can be seen here

A detailed player aid can be found here

"Overall, I like it quite a bit... the theme of the game is really, really strong  and the game looks beautiful."

"..it just comes together into a very unique package, and I definitely was glad I had a chance to give it a shot"

"Its got Vikings, its got lots of crazy creatures, its area control, its brutal, its back-stabbing, and I knew I was going to like it..."

 "If you like Chaos in the Old World or Cthulhu Wars, i think this is gonna be a game you will want to put on your shelf."

Ricky demos the still in development solo variant of the game. The variant is still being play tested extensively to make sure of the best possible experience if we reach the appropriate stretch goal. Thanks Ricky for your thoughts on the game.

"Wow. What a wonderful mix of mechanisms"

"The game is going to offer you lots of different challenge"

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Thoughts from Ignacy Trzewiczek (of Portal Games) can be seen here

"The game is damn good."

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Various comments from board game geek can be viewed here

"The more we play, the more AMAZING it is!"

"Best of the best"

“Lots of direct interaction, interesting choices and well balanced asymmetry but no randomness or luck.”

Below are examples of painted miniatures from the game. The game will not come with pre-painted miniatures. A variety of both Ulf`s Bag and Base game miniatures are on show below. 

The Ice Garden (painted)
The Ice Garden (painted)
The Red Towers (painted)
The Red Towers (painted)
Olaf Fjollsfinn`s units (painted)
Olaf Fjollsfinn`s units (painted)
Passionaria Callo`s units (painted)
Passionaria Callo`s units (painted)
Ulrike Freihoff`s units (painted)
Ulrike Freihoff`s units (painted)
Pier van Dyken`s units (painted)
Pier van Dyken`s units (painted)
The Thorn and Vuko Drakkainen (painted)
The Thorn and Vuko Drakkainen (painted)

 All artwork for RedImp is done by the very talented Dominik Kasprzycki. His ability really brings the world to life as you can see below. 

The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden
The fjords of Midgaard
The fjords of Midgaard
The Piper
The Piper
Vuko Drakkainen
Vuko Drakkainen

Risks and challenges

The game has already been through a successful 1st edition print run on Kickstarter, so we are confident we can deliver the game on schedule with the highest quality components possible.

There are no expected delays at this time and we plan to send the game into manufacturing in July-August with a December 2015 delivery date.

We believe in being 100% open, honest, and transparent with our backers and will keep them up to date, informed, and we are ready, willing, and excited to communicate and answer questions.

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    "GODI": All support is appreciated! With our heart-felt thanks. We will send every backer of any pledge amount a digital "The Lord of the Ice Garden" wallpaper.

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    ULF'S BAG - Contains exclusive figurines only available through kickstarter and at Essen.

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