Enter the AWL Universe and fight your way into the unknown The royal city of Thaera´Ijun is the starting point of your expedition all the way across the continent. From here, you’ll set out to face thrilling adventures and perilous challenges. You’ll pass by endless grassy plains, advance into the depths of impenetrable forests, traverse the Obsidian Islands of the Westbound Reach, enter the legendary City of Outer Sands, leave the hostile Great Salt Desert behind you, walk the mysterious Nowhere Trail, find a way through Stonewalled Lives and finally – after slipping past the great Ice Wall and its dangerous narrow places – arrive, emaciated and exhausted, at the foot of the mighty fortress in the ice. And here, your greatest test awaits you.
Gather Companions around you, overcome epic tests and vanquish the mighty walls of the Citadel. Always remember: In the contest to conquer it, you’re competing with other fellowships. It isn’t the first player to get hold of the Crown of the Princes of the Northern Lands who’ll definitely be able to claim the glory of victory, but the one who, using a well-thought-out strategy, captures treasures (Victory Points) and valuable objects (cards) at the right points in the game.
Arkenshield is a turn-based, – deck building – boardgame for 1 to 4 players. It combines components of a boardgame with those of a card game. Thanks to the large number of Companions, movement tokens, cards, and events, it’s never boring, as it offers new and different possibilities – especially in interaction with other players. The use of dice is explicitly avoided. Instead, it is more important to succeed with your strategic abilities.
The core game includes: - 5 game boards - 332 playing cards (including 20 Companions) - 45 Expedition Cards (1-player mode) - 6 Challenge Cards (1-player mode) - 22 game pieces - 180 movement tokens (45 per player) - 125 “Influence” resources (green) - 125 “Power” resources (red) - 50 “Experience” resources (blue) - 150 “Silver” Victory Points (1) - 50 “Gold” Victory Points (10) - 1 “The Gates of Thy´an” game manual (TGOT) - 1 “Setup Scenario” guide (TGOT) - 1 “1-Player Mode” guide - 1 “Experience & Merchant” guide