June 4, 2012 by carol
This past weekend we went to Origins Game Fair and had a great time. A couple of games stood out for me, one of which was Yggdrisil.
Yggdrasil, the “terrible steed”, a cosmic ash tree that supports the nine worlds, is in jeopardy. As the Ragnarök approaches, you, mighty among the Æsir and Vanir Gods, have to face the relentless advance of Evil Forces. You must sacrifice everything to prevent Evil from destroying Yggdrasil. The last battle, predicted since the dawn of time, is starting now. Your only aim is to repel the Evil Forces in order for Yggdrasil to survive this universe at war.
Not only do the mechanics work well, with lots of available action choices, but I loved the theme. I’m not very familiar with Norse mythology, but the man who taught us and played with us loved the game and the mythology and did a good job of showing us how consistently the game follows the stories. We didn’t pick it up, hoping to find it a little cheaper on-line, but we’ll definitely be buying it later this summer. It’s 1-6 players, perfect for our group and even Amber really enjoyed it. When we do finally get it and play, we’ll have to make sure one of our more bossier players doesn’t take over, but that’s an issue with most cooperative games.
It’s available on Amazon.