A downloadable ruckus

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It's time for the traditional bicentennial battle between the Giants and the Gnomes! As usual, this ritual battle is held in the field surrounding the Monolith, a magical structure marking the place where the event was first held.

This is a 2-player asymmetric abstract boardgame about Giants and Gnomes throwing and pushing each other in an effort to defeat enough of their opponents. The gameplay revolves around the different ways the two sides approach their enemies and defend themselves, and it's heavily inspired by the game Thud described in Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name, which in turn was allegedly inspired by the ancient game of Hnetatafl.

The PDF explains the rules and has handy illustrations on how to set up and play the game.

CategoryPhysical game
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TagsAbstract, asymmetric, boardgame, Chess, giants, gnomes, physical, pratchett, thud, Two Player


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Piiri_1_2_3.pdf 510 kB

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Isn't this THUD, from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series? Nice concept, anyay.


It's mentioned in the description!


Oh my, I did read the description and for some reason I glossed over that specific bit! My mistake!