In the Name of Odin
In the Name of Odin is a strategy game for 2-5 players, each with a claim to become the new Jarl.
During the game each player will expend Action Cards to construct new buildings in their village, gather companions, recruit famous Vikings and build longships, that will carry them to fame and glory.
You are all brave warriors, shrewd traders and bold explorers, but only one of you will become the new Jarl to rule in the name of Odin!
It’s all about raids.
In essence, In the Name of Odin is an optimization race. As ambitious Northmen you are trying to prove yourself as cunning leaders and bold raiders to gain the most Fame before the game’s inevitable end. To do that you will go on Raids.
Each Raid is a card that (depending on its position on the board) requires a longship of certain range to reach, a combination of three types of Vikings under your banner, and a famous persona to lead the expedition. It means you will have to gather or build all these elements and turn them in to claim the Raid card and score its Fame value.