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Assassin's Creed Valhalla includes a minigame called Orlog, which can be played against various NPCs, and is one of those little distractions that can become an obsession. While the best mini-game of all time is still the Triple Triad of Final Fantasy 8, Orlog pulls off an astonishing amount of the simple elements of health boards and image dice.
The video above explains how to play (i here is a written explanation), but we basically imagine Hearthstone without minions. Roll the dice, choose whether to attack or defend, or call "God Favors," and try to get your opponents' health to zero before they do the same to you.
Now, board game maker Pure Arts is taking orders in advance a very successful Kickstarter for an officially licensed physical version of Orlog. The campaign started two days ago and was looking for around £ 40,000 / $ 55,000, and is currently at just under £ 300,000 / $ 400,000. This is good news if you are interested, as all the stretch targets have been unlocked (which have basically improved the quality of the materials they will be made of) and the game is reasonably priced at 33 GBP / $ 39 plus expenses shipping. There is also an advance price that will reduce some quid more, but this offer will be sold out in a few hours.
If you have more Viking gold than you know what to do, you can also pick up some accessories like a game mat, some shiny dice in the dark or there is a replica of Eivor's horn (you can see it above) this will get you back $ 149. I guess he could explode out of celebration when he won?
Kickstarter will run until July 27 and games are expected to be released in December this year. And it looks really nice.