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Year Published
2003
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, more than 2 players
Recommended with 2, more than 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
 
Playing Time
minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(11 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Berserk: Trading Card Game
Alternate Names
Берсерк
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In the distant world of Laar wandering armies, led by powerful magicians live a life of battle. For eons they fought for survival in this world, once scorched by fires of the Cataclysm. Now you have the chance to gather your own army and become the maker of your own fate. Perhaps, your path will shape the fate of Laar as well... In fierce battles your life and lives of your trusted armies will only depend on your skill of a strategist and a warlord. And then, when in the heat of battle you will once forget about your wounds, about the future and about the past - you will understand why this is not simply a game. It is Berserk.

Over 3000 different cards to collect, 14 different editions.

1. Battle of Realms (October 2003)
1.1. Equillibrium (expansion) (Spring 2004)

2. Fall of Darkness (Fall 2004)
2.1. Birth of Heroes (expansion) (Spring 2005)

3. Will of the Temple (Fall 2005)
3.1. Grip of Chaos (expansion) (Winter 2005)
3.2. Hour of Monsters (expansion) (Spring 2006)

4. Hammer of Time (Fall 2006)

5. Silent Watch (Spring 2007)

6. Rage of Gods (Fall 2007)

7. Nemesis Angels (Spring 2008)

8. Interworld (Fall 2008)
8.1. Lost Squadron (expansion) (Winter 2008)

9. Black Wings (Spring 2009)

10. Dertakh's Secret (Fall of 2009)

11. Eclipse (December of 2009)

12. Vengeance (May of 2010)

13. Arhaal's Path (October of 2010)

14. Cataclysm (March of 2011)

15. Angheim (August of 2011)

[Special - duel deck] Orenkholm's Fate

16. Flying Fortress (October 2011)

[Special - duel deck] Angels and Demons

[Special - collector's pack] Promo Dragons 2012

17. Shaken Earth (March 2012)

[Special - duel deck] Curse of Blackwood

18. Demise of Machines (August 2012)

19. Voice of Laar (February 2013)

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More Information Edit | History

It was a regular day in Russia in the summer of 1993, when my friend and I -- Russian college kids -- thought about drawing some monsters. We drew them on cards (which at that time were not at all collectible). We were quite slow - three or four monster per month!

Time passed... Cold winter of 1993 gave us time to sit down and think about some rules for our monsters - there were already 20 or so. And this is how Berserk was born!

It did not have that name at that time, but it was Berserk and we (along with a few of our friends) played it like you play it now. We tested the game for many years, dreaming about how one day we will print it and how we will have many fans... There are over 100,000 people playing it in Russia now.

So, in 2003 we put together all of the money we had and printed the first set of Berserk -- Battle of Realms. You can see some of the monsters that I -- Maxim Istomin -- and my best friend -- Ivan Popov -- drew in 1996:
- Cyclops
- Thunder God
- Chaos Lord
- Ancient Ogre
- Arbalister
- and some others...

They are not the best artwork but then we never were professional artists! Since then, our game has become the most popular TCG in Russia, and we are about to release our 9th Edition.

In addition an online game was created based on the card version. Now it exists in several languages.

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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 5901
Customizable Rank: 157
Num Ratings: 115
Average Rating: 7.84
Standard Deviation: 1.94
Num Views: 33183
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 31
Personal Comments: 19
Users Owning: 98
Users Wanting: 5
Users Trading: 7 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 900
Plays This Month: 0
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