Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Odin's Ravens - A MYTHICAL RACE GAME FOR 2 PLAYERS



At Salute I got my hands on a little 2 player game from Osprey with a nordic connection, Odin´s Ravens by Thorsten Gimmler and illustrated by the very talented Swedish illustrator Johan Egerkrans.







From the box:

Every morning Odin sends his ravens, Huginn and Muninn, across the world to bring back news of what life is like on Earth. Naturally, after thousands of years, they've gotten a little competitive… 
Race through the landscape in opposite directions to be the first to return to Odin. Focus on speed, or enlist the help of the trickster god Loki to create shortcuts and hinder your opponent. Can you be certain Loki's changes won't help your opponent instead? There's only one way to find out! This revised edition of Thorsten Gimmler's award-winning game has been completely redesigned, with new rules and a beautiful new art style inspired by Norse mythology. 

2 Players Playing
Time: 20-30 minutes
Ages 8+

Odin's Ravens have turned in to a new family favourite, both my wife and the children love the game, and my Son that are 6 years can play it without any problem. I can absolutely recoment it, give good games and stunning illustrations.

The Swedish illustrator Johan Egerkrans have done a very good work on the game illustration for Odin's Ravens. He have lately done other jobbs for Osprey, like the cover art for the "Black Ops" wargaming rules.

I really like his work on this Odins Raven´s as well as his other work, top of the list are the book "Nordiska Väsen" that is a a bestiary about scandinavian folkloric beings and have so fare sold about 34.000 copies here in Sweden. The book have only been published in Swedeish as far as I know...sorry.


Here are some more pictures from the Nordiska Väsen book and at the bottom one of my favourite pictured by Johan, from a childrens book.






9 comments:

  1. Wow, those are great illustrations! Pity the book isn't in English...

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  2. This book(Nordiska Vasen) was published in russian, so I think it must be in english too.

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  3. An interesting looking game Michael, but my word the illustrator is a talented chap.

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  4. Looks like a great little family game! I think I have to pick up a copy of my own ... :)

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  5. Excellent drawings from a real artist!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  6. Scandinavian folklore, my favourite... Inspiration for wargaming perhaps?

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  7. Great review, now I'm off to grab a new game!

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