Odin's Ravens (2002)

Average Rating: 6.70/10
Board Game Rank: 761
Strategy Game Rank: 460
Family Game Rank: 172
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Year Published
2002
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Odin's Ravens
Alternate Names
Les Corbeaux d'Odin
Odins Raben
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Each morning Odin sends the ravens Hugin and Munin to race over the world of Midgard and report back what they have seen. The first to return wins Odin's favor, but any cunning corvid has a few tricks in store and these are the two most brilliant birds in Middle Earth.

Odin's Ravens is a two-player card game in which two ravens race across separate tracks, the tracks being comprised of domino-style landscape cards that feature different types of land. Each player has his own deck of cards, using them to match cards to the land types in front of his raven and advance the raven toward the end of the flight path. Odin Cards allow a player to take special actions, such as rearranging the track of landscape cards or impeding the other player's raven. During play, each player can create an auxiliary stack, playing cards from the hand now to set up plays in the future.

The round ends when a raven reaches the end of the flight path, and that raven's player scores points equal to the distance separating the two ravens. In addition, whoever has played more cards to the "Magic Way" during the round – a separate playing area in which players may play a particular type of card – wins three points. The game lasts multiple rounds until one of the players reaches a total of twelve or more points and wins!

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Components

  • 112 cards
    • 40 land cards (each with 2 land spaces, for interactive flight path)
    • 6 magic way cards (for players to compete on bonus scoring)
    • Hugin deck: 25 flight cards and 8 Odin cards (actions)
    • Mugin deck: 25 flight cards and 8 Odin cards (actions)
  • 1 Odin marker
  • 2 ravens (one color each for Hugin and Mugin)
  • Rulebook

Note: The names of the ravens vary a little bit, depending on the language version of the game.
The names are not on the components and only mentioned on the box and very beginning of the rules.
So, no problem with variations in the names you may see used on this page.

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A second edition of Odin's Ravens was funded on Kickstarter in March 2013, but project founder Seth Nemec with Works, Ltd. has not delivered copies of that game and appears unlikely to ever deliver them, so I've removed the second edition listing from the BGG database. — W. Eric Martin, BGG News Editor

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Odins Raben
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German first edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Andreas Steiner
Year: 2002
Product Code: Art-Nr: 692018
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
0.72 pounds
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Odin's Ravens
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English first edition
Publisher: KOSMOS, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Andreas Steiner
Year: 2002
Product Code: 692018
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
0.67 pounds
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Les Corbeaux d'Odin
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French first edition
Publisher: KOSMOS, Tilsit
Artist: Andreas Steiner
Year: 2002
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
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0 Odin's Ravens - cz
czech rules
Czech
2012-11-01
1 Odin's Raven Manual (Korean)
For Korean
Korean
2011-12-12
1 Odin's cards english to polish
Karty Odyna tłumaczenie z angielskiej wersji
Polish
2010-02-12
0 Reformatted muka's translation - polish
Polska instrukcja autorstwa muki, dopasowana do pudelka
Polish
2010-02-12
50 Universal Head ODIN'S RAVENS Rules Summary
The Universal Head ODIN'S RAVENS Rules Summary v1.1 (Dec08). Single-sided rules summary.
2008-12-26
7 greek rules
Greek rules for ODIN'S RAVENS
2008-12-12
14 Odin's Ravens - english card translation (for sticking).
I've added some symbols to the cards too.
2008-10-19
6 Polish translation of the rules
polskie tlumaczenie regul gry + dodatkowe objasnienia
Polish
2008-01-04
7 Reglas-Los cuervos de Odin-Español.doc
Reglas en español de "Odin's Ravens"
2006-06-03
1 Odin's Ravens chinese rule.pdf
Chinese Rules
2005-08-30
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Board Game Rank: 761
Strategy Game Rank: 460
Family Game Rank: 172
Num Ratings: 3065
Average Rating: 6.70
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