The world is coming to an end...
The warriors of the most powerful clans, however, will not let their eternal fate depend on someone else. These are the descendants of Odin himself, so they go to meet it in the final battle of Ragnarӧk. They stand in the fight for glory, for honor, for blood. For a place in eternal Valhalla.
Become a Jarl, create your team of brave warriors and lead them to battle in Valhalla, an epic card-dice game!
The Standard Box is the Retail version of the game + all the unlocked Kickstarter Stretch Goals. This Box includes 11 expansions, allowing great replayability.
The Deluxe Box adds more expansions to the game. You get the Standard Box and a lot of additional content. All the deluxe expansions were crowdfunding exclusives in the Polish edition and they are Kickstarter exclusives in the English version of the game.
The Epic Box includes 3 Add-Ons to your pledge. You can add them separately, but this pledge saves you around 12 / ~16$ on those Add-Ons: The miniature for King of the Hill, 1 epic playmat and dice for each player!
The All-In Box includes Epic Box and 2 big game expansions with more cards, dice and Heimdall miniature. You can add them separately, but this pledge saves you around 17 / ~22$ on the 5 Add-Ons! That's the best way to get the full, expanded Valhalla experience!
The Legendary Chest includes ALL-IN BOX and the truly epic wooden chest! The chest is designed to hold all the game content, add-ons, and expansions with a room to breathe and expand a little in the future. It also has a deck holder. Chest is not only a great, luxurious way to hold the game but it also makes the game set up faster. Each player takes their token and dice holder, one holder is enough for Additional Dice, cards go to the holder and go!
We are also offering a limited, epic reward: You may become one of the 25 Jarls in the game! After the campaign is over, we will contact you, get your photo and our artist will draw a new Jarl based on that. You will also be able to choose a name for yourself in the game from a list of proposed names. Card with your Jarl will be available in all Valhalla copies that will go to Kickstarter backers.
In order to get an Add-On, simply increase your pledge by using the "Manage Your Pledge" button for the total amount of the Add-Ons you want.
Also - please note that there might be some slight additional shipping cost associated with Add-Ons, that will be calculated at the Pledge Manager stage.
Find out more about Warriors of Asgard expansion in the Update.
Find out more about Riders of War expansion in the Update.
Below you can see miniature painted by Polish supporters. Note, that the miniature comes unpainted.
In Valhalla, players take the role of experienced Jarls, leading teams of warriors into the battle. Players manage their hands of cards, build teams of warriors and fight each other. Valhalla stands out due to its detailed and deeply thematic art, as well as refined mechanics.
The theme of the game
Valhalla is a game that builds a Nordic theme in a unique way. Both the artwork and the gameplay itself transfers players right into the battlefield, zooming in on the fight. The game lives up to its name and focuses on Valhalla, the mythical Viking afterlife. The purpose of the game is to win by being deemed worthy by Odin and to enter gloriously enter Valhalla. The whole gameplay fits in perfectly with Norse legend.
The vast number of cards and expansions in the game ensures enormous replayability in Valhalla. In each game, you may choose one of the 25 different Jarls, build a completely unique warrior team and use different expansions, bringing something new to the game.
A more than 3-year design process resulted in finely polished mechanics that makes the game extremely easy to learn. It’s variety and decision-making process draws you in for more and more. There were nearly 1,000 play tests carried out with a very wide range of gamers (and non-gamers) to bring you the finished product. Rules are intuitive and you only need a few minutes to learn the game. Gameplay is dynamic and you can choose a new card to play from your hand each turn so waiting for your next move never drags on.
Valhalla perfectly merges emotions, that come out of dice placement battles, with tactical decisions and strategic planning. In battles, players use weapon dice to activate their warriors and may use rerolls and battle-tactics to improve their chances. But it’s up to each player to build a well-balanced team, choose the right cards and attack at the right time!
Are you ready to fight?
In Valhalla, you choose a Jarl, leader of the Viking clan, which has two special abilities. Then you pick your starting warriors, draw a hand of cards and begin the game. On your turn, you have 4 options to choose from: either play a warrior or warriors, draw cards or choose a player to attack.
You need to manage your hand to have battle tactics ready at your disposal. Build your team that will work together most effectively. In battles use weapon dice to activate your warriors and battle-tactics to improve your chances to win. After winning the battle, your warriors will go to eternal, majestic hall ruled over by the god Odin – VALHALLA!
Valhalla also offers Solo Mode! You can experience Valhalla gameplay standing face to face with mythological monsters. There are some rules changes and new decisions to consider while fighting solo. You can watch a full solitaire gameplay below:
Valhalla has a Polish edition that was crowdfunded on zagramw.to, with the support of 2703 backers, reaching 1055% of the funding goal. We are bringing 26 Stretch Goals to the English version from Day 1. Thanks to Polish backers you can get up to 8 expansions right away. But there is more...
Standard Box of Valhalla on Kickstarter is well below the MSRP price (which finally will be around 48 £). First of all, pledge during KS campaign saves you 13 £. Second of all, some of the game content will never be available in regular distribution. The additional content included in Deluxe Box is a Kickstarter Exclusive, available only for our backers. Third of all, the expansion achieved as Stretch Goals, will later be for sale in retail. But pledging during the campaign gets you all that content for free.
Most importantly, pledging allows us to make Valhalla possible, bring you more stretch goals and create additional content together. Your help is much needed, but we guarantee that we will make it worth your money.
Valhalla is a unique project since the game was already funded on the Polish crowdfunding site. The funding was in January, and 2703 backers pledged 527 763 zł (143414 $ / 109268 £). Funding reached 1055% of the original Goal and unlocked 30 Stretch Goals. All of those are included in the English campaign from the very first day.
Some of the expansions in the Polish version were exclusived for our backers. We decided to keep them as Kickstarter Exclusives for the English campaign.
Additionally, we are giving a 20-card free Solo Pack, that contains 3 Monsters for a solitaire experience. That pack is free for each backer on the first day and will appear as an Add-On later. If the game gets funded on the first day, we will add the pack for free to each backer.
Valhalla was designed by Łukasz Woźniak, a designer with 11 games under his belt, including King and Assassins. He has been producing a YouTube channel for 9 years, has worked with many different publishers, and is an active part of the gaming community.
The artwork in Valhalla was made by Barbara Gołębiewska, an up and coming artist from Poland. She managed to blend realistic Viking art with the mythological atmosphere.
Go on Board is a publishing company co-owned by Łukasz Woźniak. The company has an online board games store and launched "zagramw.to” – a crowdfunding site dedicated for board games. Valhalla was the first game funded on that site, and there were 5 other projects, all of them successfully funded.
Valhalla is the third game published by Go on Board. We have a lot of experience in design, production and international shipping, but we need crowdfunding to print the English version of Valhalla. It is the biggest and most ambitious project in our portfolio, and the success of the Polish version gives us great hopes for the English version as well.
We are using Kickstarter as a tool to help us get off the ground. We don’t have enough reach to present the game without crowdfunding. We need your help to make this game a reality, and to ensure that Valhalla and all of its content and stretch goals will make it worth your support!
We've produced the first print of Valhalla and we've got a lot of feedback from our community. It was our first big project and a great experience in mass producing and delivering such a game. That was a big lesson on quality control and communication with a manufacturer. With that experience, we believe that we can bring you the highest quality of the game. We will oversee the production and packing process ourselves. We will make sure that the game box, the cards, dice, and cardboard elements are the right quality.
As for delivery, we are confident, that we can manufacture and deliver the game to you in a year or less. A big majority of the game art and graphic is already done. We have some Stretch Goals prepared, and we are playtesting some new expansions and ideas. So we have a very realistic, well-thought-out plan on delivering the game to our backers:
November 2018: Kickstarter ends
December 2018 - April 2019: Final pre-production development
May - July 2019: Game production
August - October 2019: Shipping
Below is a table for estimated shipping costs, which will be charged separately from this Kickstarter. Prices are not final and might slightly change in the Pledge Manager, depending on how many stretch goals we will unlock. However, we think that listed prices should be maximum ones. We will do our best to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. The shipping costs shown in the table below are an estimated price for the Standard or Deluxe Box. Add-Ons in different pledges may slightly increase the shipping cost.
Europe (1): United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Czech Rep, Poland,
Europe (2): Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, Finland, Slovenia, Ireland
Europe (3): Portugal, Greece, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland
You can multiply your Pledge to get significant savings on shipping costs: If you purchase 2 copies of the game, you don't pay twice the cost but instead, the shipping will increase by around £3. For 3 copies, you add around £6, and so on. Call your friends and save around £20 on shipping!
Risks and challenges
Our team is experienced in designing, producing and shipping games, but it is our first global project.
We've gathered a lot of experience with our 3 previous games, especially with Polish print of Valhalla. We have done everything we can to prepare ourselves for English print and global shipping.
There is always risk that comes with such a big campaign.
There are many entities involved in the process of manufacturing and fulfilling a game, so not everything is under our control. But we are prepared to work for the whole upcoming year to bring you the game with the highest quality and with no delays. We plan to oversee the production personally and work with reliable shipping companies.
Our greatest obstacle is the funding capital to manufacture the game. Your support is essential and much appreciated!
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