A Feast for Odin - Review
About a month ago I played A Feast for Odin (twice in one week actually). Prior to playing FFO I had played Uwe Rosenberg's Caverna: Cave Farmers several times. I know it's a lengthy game and quite the big box, but I love worker placement games and this was right up my alley.
I was intrigued when Tim brought his copy of FFO home and was only a matter of days until the two of us broke open the box to play for ourselves. Even after the first play, I loved it. I know it is a game that I like when we get to the end and I think "dang that was fast, I wish I had more turns".
As in any worker placement style game each turn you have a choice on what to do with your workers. In this game there are many options such as: trading, hunting, whaling (Tim's favorite), raiding, pillaging, plundering, building, and exploring (my favorite) to name a few. You need to make sure to accomplish two things: covering your board to gain the most victory points by the end and to feed your vikings. Of course everyone has their own strategy for accomplishing the goals and gaining victory points and that's what makes this game so fun.
I don't want to give the whole game away but I do want you to know that you should play it. It is on my top list of games that I love so I thought I would share.
But don't only take my word for it. Board Game Geek reviewers has it rated an 8.3 out of 10 (that's pretty great!)