Originally published at: https://gamingtrend.com/news/two-heads-are-better-than-one-in-ettin-coming-soon-from-wizkids/
WizKids is happy to announce the upcoming team-based competitive drafting game Ettin. This game for 2-8 players will be released May 2020 and will retail for $39.99.
In this fast-paced strategy game, players form teams of two and battle against enemy teams over three Ages, drafting cards with their allies on one side and their enemies on the other. At the end of each Age, a War takes place, and players fight their enemies for Victory Points. At the end of the third Age, the team with the most Victory Points wins the game!
Featuring nine unique nations for players to choose from, with the ability to expand to larger games using multiple copies, Ettin’s hybrid of cooperative and competitive gameplay brings the duality of its namesake to life on the tabletop!
Each nation has a different focus and playstyle, with their own troops and defenses, as well as unique art. The Orcs of Ud have strong but impulsive warriors, while the Risen use magic and sheer numbers to overwhelm their enemies. Will they combine their strengths as Allies or attack their weaknesses as Enemies? Thousands of combinations are possible.
One Ally, One Enemy – You will only be drafting cards with the players to your left and right (your Ally and Enemy), though your decisions and the outcomes of your battles will have ripple effects around the table. You’ll be surprised by what units you can take as spoils – drafting across rounds may send a single Unit on a long journey!
Simultaneous Turns for Shorter Play – Peacetime, Skirmishes, and War happen simultaneously for all players, reducing the time each round takes. Even a game of 8 players (or more with multiple copies of the game!) can be a surprisingly fast affair.
Play in Pairs or with a Mercenary Nation – While Ettin is built around alliances, it works just as well with an odd number of players – one player doubles their nation’s size with additional recruits from the shared Mercenary deck. You’ll never be the odd-Orc-out with a band of mercenaries on your side.
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