Wednesday, June 15, 2005


I would like to take this time to talk about a new obsession of mine. It is called Anachronism. It is a card game from TriKing Games. It is utterly fantastic.
The basic set up is a gladitorial combat between two warriors from myth and history. The starter game comes with the warrior decks of Spartacus and Achilles. Booster packs are non-randomized. You know exactly what you are getting when you buy a pack. If you like history or playing a card game with friends that will take all of five minutes when you learn the rules, then I suggest that you give this game a try.
Series 1 of Anachronism includes 16 other warriors in addition to the starter game warriors. Series 2 will be out in June and includes 16 more warriors as well as another starter deck.
The four cultures included in the first series are the Japanese, Vikings, Romans, and Greeks.
The cultures include the following warriors:
Vikings: Canute the Great, Freydis Eiriksdottir, Grettir the Strong, and Harald Hardrada
Japanese: Nakano Takeko, Ninja, Oda Nobunaga, and Saito Musashibo Benkei
Romans: Amazonia, Julius Caesar, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Maximinus
Greeks: Alexander the Great, Herakles, Leonidas, and Milo of Croton
There is also a promo pack that features the Viking warrior Beowulf and the Japanese warrior Miyamoto Musashi.
There is a total of 5 rounds maximum in the game. The idea is to kill the opponent. You do this by damaging the other person with weapons and such.
I cannot recommend this game enough. You will have some fun and possibly learn some things along the way. All in all, not a bad proposition.

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