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Dear Gamers,

I would like to introduce a new strategy board game – “Berd”.
The “Berd” was published in December 2016. This game is quite different from other board games. The “Berd” game is simple and logical game; it’s easy to setup (10 seconds) and play. The game can be played from 2 to 16 players. The goal of the game - to collect the most amount of tokens. You can find the rule of the game in www.berdgame.com. The “Berd” game is very versatile: depending on the number of players and tokens played, the game can last from 10 minutes to 2 hours. The most common game for 4 players lasts about 30 minutes.


The Berd is an ancient word that means a fortress or a prison. That meaning of the word corresponds to the idea of the game to build protected towers (forts) on your way to the finish. On the other hand Berd acts like a prison for captured token/s of opponent/s.

Playing pieces in the Berd game have the ability to attach/detach to each other. That allows players to move a stack of tokens like a single units and split the structure when needed. Using interlocking tokens players can create towers and a certain type of tower - Berd has unique properties that make this game special. The design of the game is specially made simple underlying an easy and logical concept of the game. However the Berd is a serious game and you have to think strategically to win. The Berd game perfectly fits for tournaments because players can accumulate collected tokens (or points) in series of games.

The standard game box comes with one large two sided folding board; 4 color by 9 tokens (36 tokens); 144 numbered stickers; a small two sided board; pair of dice and a manual-instruction. The components of the Berd game made from high quality materials. The tokens/interlocking blocks are made from ABS virgin plastic. They are large enough for holding and splitting and have thick walls so they can last forever. The large folding board has a long path from one side and a short path on other side. It resembles a square shape fortress from the top view. The design is specially made simple similar to classic board games like checkers or backgammon.

One game box includes two different games and at least 9 game variations. Another great thing with the Berd game is that gamers can utilize the concept of the Berd to develop new game variations. One of the variations of the Berd is a game with trading option was developed after publication. In this game players can trade captured tokens with money or swap them with other tokens. So the “Berd” game allows creative gamers to develop new games based on the Berd concept.

For more information about the game please visit www.berdgame.com
There is a video in the website that shows how to play the Berd game.


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+Berd Berdgame I understand that I can look up the rules, but you don't even provide a description of what the game is about. Just a bunch of 'Hey, this is great!' and 'You can mod this game so many ways!' I find myself uninterested because there's nothing there to tell me what the game is about.
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Good Morning! For anybody who's into tabletop role playing, monsters can be used in more creative ways that are immediately obvious.

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What game did you see on TableTop this year that you are most excited to try?
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Well, I'd like to see more of season 4, but because of Alpha I have to wait until next year. But I would have to say that I would like to try....... Well, all of them. But Champions of Midgard is probably the one I'm most looking forward to.
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Dave Shapiro

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Bloodborne - the ‘Sort of’ Game


Bloodborne is a very fast playing, dungeon crawl (sort of) type game by Eric Lang. It is a deck building (sort of), co-op game (sort of) that can be played in about 30 minutes. Is this a ‘must have’ game that will blow away all competition - nope...but it is fun.


The theme of the game is based on a video game (which I have never played). Basically players are confronted with a series of monsters and mini-bosses (the number depends on the number of players) and then one final boss at the end of the game. The players must cooperate in killing the monsters while attempting to collect the most blood (victory points) from the encounter. There is no board; there are no encounters other than the monsters/bosses.


When I first discovered the game, I immediately thought of Cutthroat Caverns and there is certainly similarities between the games - they may not be brothers but they certainly are cousins. Cutthroat Caverns is a ten year old design; Bloodborne is a refined version that is tighter, smoother, deeper and includes mechanics that increase the possibilities in the game. If you were not fond of Cutthroat Caverns then I don’t think these changes will make this a fun romp however, if you liked Cutthroat Caverns or Family Business, then this is an improvement.


Bloodborne is a game played with cards versus a card game (Rummy, Poker, etc.). Lang is an expert at these types of games, maximizing the possibilities from each card. For example, there are only five big bosses (final encounter) in the game. Like Cosmic Encounter, each final boss will alter one of the rules of the game. For example, one boss reduces the player’s initial health stats while another will (under certain conditions) add another monster to the pile to be defeated. While these changes affect the entire game, the mini-bosses and the monsters may have some effect on a particular turn. There are many mini-bosses and monsters in the box and each game uses only a few so all of the games play differently - what works in one game may not be a prime strategy in the next.


The tough choice confronting the players is attempting to decipher what your co-players are going to do. Most of the bad guys cannot be defeated in a single round. Players can discuss what cards they will play but the cards are actually played face down so until they are revealed, you simply don’t know if your strategy will be successful. (Yep - this gives you the opportunity to mess with your opponents.)


Everyone begins with a small deck of identical cards. You make attacks and collect (temporary) blood. Blood drops are victory points. However, you cannot bank the blood (score the points) unless you play the “Hunter’s Dream” card which allows you to replenish your hand and health points as well as bank your blood drops (victory points) and select a new card to add to your hand (mini-deck builder). It might seem obvious that you simply attack in the first round and play the Hunter’s Dream in the next but this does not work. On each of the ‘bad guy’ cards there are one or more symbols and these only score if you participated in the final kill. These points can grow substantially. The fourth kill is worth five points. The fifth kill is worth eight points. These are points that cannot be lost if you die - yes you can (and probably will) die during the game.


When you die, you lose the unbanked blood drops but gain another card for your hand. Your health and cards are not replenished until you play the Hunter’s Dream card. The situation for the player is more complicated because, in most cases, the monsters attack first. If you are low on health, do you chance the kill or forego the additional points? (It is possible for monster to do a significant amount of damage on a turn. Some sides of the monster attack dice have a + and this results in another roll with additional damage - this prevents the monster attack from being predictable.


Bloodborne is a fast playing filler that has just enough depth to keep you interested. To me, the feel is similar to playing Family Business but the mechanics are closer to Cutthroat Caverns. In our group we would call this a drinking game - fun, some challenge, noisy and no one really cares if you win or lose. (The player with the most banked blood plus the values for kills, is the winner.)


Note: the difference between monsters and mini-bosses is simple - monsters run away after one round; mini-bosses stay until defeated.
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I bought this a couple weeks back & really enjoyed it. My only real complaint is that the cards don't fit in the insert if you sleeve them.
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