Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.
Game: Spoils of War
The raid is over, but the game has just begun! The victorious Vikings gather in the tent of their chieftain, each with the hopes of returning to their clan with their longboats heavily laden with the Spoils of War! Fortunately, a game was devised many moons ago to help the Vikings split their hard-earned spoils. They will need all their skill – and no small amount of luck – to win the day and the treasure! We are proud to announce our June game of the month: Spoils of War from Arcane Wonders. Prepare yourself for a fast-paced game of bidding, deception, and wagering that would please Odin himself!
In Spoils of War each player begins the game with a number of dice dependent upon the number of players, a dice cup, a screen, a wagering disk, and a pile of starting gold. The owner of the game becomes the first Viking Chieftain; a position which comes with certain advantages. The treasure cards are separated by stage number and divided into three equal piles per stage, and the game begins! Each game of Spoils of War is played over the course of nine rounds. During each round one treasure pile will be revealed and bid on by the players.
Read more about the rounds of game play for Spoils of War on the Meeple Moments blog.