HeroScape: Rise of the Valkyrie
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War is being Waged in Valhalla!
Valhalla was a happy and peaceful place until the discovery of the wellsprings. The water from the springs brought powers and visions to those that drank from it. The visions included images of heroes and warriors from other worlds and times locked in deadly combat. With their new powers, the Valkyrie devised ways to beckon these creatures and use them against their enemies. The lush lands of Valhalla have now become a war-torn and desolate ruin.
Heroes and warriors from all worlds and times are now ready to wage war in Valhalla, and you have come to lead them. Will you be part of the Jandar Army who longs for peace? Or will you be vengeful and lead the Utgar Army to gain control for yourself and your minions?
Build your battlefield, gather your armies and wage war against your enemies. Will you be cunning and powerful enough to crush your enemies and claim victory?
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Jan 21, 2006
Heroscape - A light miniatures battle game that is good for kids and adults.Watch the video!
Heroscape is a great game that once you've played it once, you will be addicted. Just building up a map is half the fun sometimes, you can say "hmmm, i wonder what it would look like if I built a desert fortress filled with robots and vikings" and then do it. The game play is easy to learn and the battles tend to be very close, bringing you to use the last units you had, that you expected never to use, and then winning with them! It's fun to put together an army with futuristic Major Q10 fighting alongside the feudalistic Kozuke Samurai to take down the dragon Nilfheim and the world war II airborne elites. With endless possibilities this game will provide lots of multiplayer fun.
This game has been played nonstop in our family since we bought the first Master Set. We have since gone on to buy many of the expansions, but none of those are required by any means.
My kids enjoy playing with the map building tiles to create new maps for every game.
They also enjoy playing with the figures--everything from dinosaurs to giant robots to WWII army men.
The game has 2 versions, basic and master rules. We started out with the basic and over time gradually introduced more and more of the master rules with my kids.
My 4 year old has learned quite a bit of math with this game.
Besides the interconnecting map tiles that appeals to the lego lover in me and the amazingly diverse selection of figures used in the game the two reasons I most like this game are:
1. The rules (even the master rules) are simple, elegant, and quick. It's one of those quick to learn/long to master games that give so much replay.
2. Because the game has dice and a luck factor games are usually very close and fun right up to the end.
I cannot recommend this game enough!
I've been playing Heroscape for a while and from the first time I played it I knew it was a great game. Some say Heroscape is a dumbed down version of D & D, which is semi-right considering that you have complete control over the scenarios and battlefield. But the unique thing is that when you start adding more charachters and more terrain different rules and abilities come in to effect, which as a result could change the outcome of a match. anyways Heroscape is a great game for people of all ages and you should REALLY GET THIS GAME! HAPPY SCAPING!