Rune Age (2011)

Average Rating: 6.91/10
Board Game Rank: 580
Thematic Rank: 123
Strategy Game Rank: 358
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2011
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Game description from the publisher:

An age of innovation and discovery is at hand. With war on the horizon and whisperings of a prophetic storm approaching, now is the time to gather all your strength and set out to forge your place in Terrinoth's book of legends!

Rune Age is a deck-building game of adventure and conquest for 1-4 players. Set in the fantasy realm of Terrinoth (Runebound, Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Runewars, and DungeonQuest), Rune Age puts players in control of one of four races, vying for dominance in a world embroiled in conflict.

Designed by Corey Konieczka, Rune Age is a unique deck-building game that centers around scenarios. The four different scenarios included in Rune Age present alternate win conditions for players, from an all-out war to determine the victor to a cooperative game experience where players all win or lose together. Scenarios not only dictate the win conditions, they also determine which card types will populate Terrinoth (forming the central card pools) and which Event cards will form the Event deck. The Event deck contains thematic challenges, enemies, and happenings that are tied to the chosen scenario, creating a new play environment each turn.

Gameplay in Rune Age centers around players working to develop their individual deck of cards. At the beginning of the game, each player begins with a small assortment of cards in their deck, drawing five cards each turn to carry out their actions. Each player's deck represents their faction's military strength and capabilities. These decks will be formed with their faction-specific Unit cards and a central collection of Neutral Unit cards, Tactics cards, and Gold cards.

While players begin with limited cards in their deck, through cunning and strategic use of their available cards, players can expand their deck to create a destructive force of their own clever design. Will you create brutal deck of formidable Units? Or will you rely on Gold and Influence to acquire neutral forces and powerful Tactics?

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Includes 252 cards (57x89mm):

  • 92 Faction Cards (23 per faction, 4 factions: 4 Home Realms, 12 Strongholds, 32 1-cost units, 16 2-cost units, 16 3-cost units, 12 5-cost units)
  • 104 scenario-specific cards (50 neutral cards: 10 types - 5 of each, 4 objective cards, 40 event card: 10 per scenario, 6 dragon rune cards, 4 monument cards)
  • 48 Gold Cards (24x 1, 14x 2, 10x 3)
  • 8 city cards

+ 38 cardboard damage tokens (value 1 and 5), 1 6-sided attrition die, rulebook

Microbadges:

mb Rune Age fan
mb Rune Age fan
mb Terrinoth fan
mb Waiqar the Undying
mb Uthuk Y'lann
mb Latari Elves
mb Daqan Lords

Number of Cards: 252
Mayday Sleeve Size: Chimera Sized 57.5 x 89 mm
Fantasy Flight Sleeve Size: Standard American 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" (56x87 MM)

Rune Age FAQ - this BGG wiki page clears up many common beginners' confusions; please check before posting a rules question.

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English first edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Ignacio Bazán Lazcano
Year: 2011
Product Code: RA01
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
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Release Date: Aug 10, 2011
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Product Code: EDGRA01
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Product Code: 1127SEP11
Size: 9.96 x 9.96 x 1.97 inches
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Size: 10.04 x 10.04 x 1.97 inches
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10 Custom scenario: Civil War in Terrinoth (modified)
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This scenario is about swarm-like 'alien' race that comes to Terrinoth hidden deep within a huge meteorite. Supports 1-4(6) players, only basic graphic, still in testing/develop. v6.0
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10 Strategy guides / session reports for Rune Age
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5 Objective, Dragon Rune, Monument, & City Cards Tuckbox
a tuckbox for the Objective, Dragon Rune, Monument, & City Cards of the game.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 580
Thematic Rank: 123
Strategy Game Rank: 358
Num Ratings: 2888
Average Rating: 6.91
Standard Deviation: 1.32
Num Views: 277113
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