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Nidavellir | Review and How to Play

Jeff shares his thoughts about the upcoming bidding/set collecting game

Nidavellir (GRRRE Games/Pegasus Spiele)Game: Nidavellir

Publisher: GRRRE Games and Hachette Games

Designer: Serge Laget

Artists: Jean-Marie Minguez

Number of Players: Two to five players

Ages: 10+

Playtime: 45 minutes

Year: 2020

Genre: Blind bidding/set collecting

MSRP: The MSRP will be announced before the game releases in April

I share a bit of a how to play, as well as my review, for Nidavellir. Should you accept the challenge of building a dwarven army to defeat the evil dragon Fafnir? Or does this game design simply drag on and not deserving of a place in your collection? You’ll find out. Plus, learn how you can win a copy of the game!

3:13 Discussing how to play Nidavellir
27:36 Final thoughts and review score

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Summary
While Nidavellir may not be the strongest themed game around, I have to say I've really enjoyed playing. I like the fact that there are different avenues to pursue in order to score the highest bravery and the ability to trade in coins to the Royal Treasury makes for a nice gameplay wrinkle. Those who are extremely math adverse might find keeping track of who might have the lead tricky but there is a handy app you can use for final game scoring. The component quality is pretty good overall, although I do recommend sleeving the cards. A couple of the gang weren't as high on Nidavellir as I am but I think the game is a winner!
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Jeff McAleer

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