This Fall will see the release of the ‘worker movement’ game Trolls and Princesses from Game Brewer. In the game, players will lead their troll clans as they look to score victory points in order to impress the mountain king. Trolls and Princesses is for two to four players, ages 12+, plays in 90 to 120 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $69.00 when it arrives in stores this October.
About the game:
Release your inner troll! Trolls are not big and stupid, as many would have you believe. Not long ago, they lived among us, and they used their cunning magic to look like us humans. They lived with their cattle in the mountains. Their caves were beautiful and luxurious with a lot of silver, gold, gems, and a table full of delicious food. In Sweden, there is an expression for this: “Rich as a troll.”
Trolls were not evil. And if you didn’t treat them badly, they could even be helpful to those who treated them well. But they often played tricks on humans. Their magic power (trollkraft) could distort the vision of humans so the troll looked like a human, an animal, a log, and a stone—and they could even become invisible. But they also had some weaknesses. They couldn’t stand the sounds of church bells or steel, not to mention the sight of the sun.
Trolls & Princesses is a “worker movement” game. You play as one of four troll clans and to get the mountain king’s favor, and you try to impress him. The players get favor (in the form of victory points) when they do what trolls usually do: swap changelings, “hire” humans, tear down church bells, kidnap princesses, build their caves, and use troll magic. To succeed, the players must collect resources and move around their trolls to do different actions. The player with the most victory points at the end can crown himself the ultimate troll clan leader.