Bridge Troll – A new card game we can get excited about

The always fun, always interesting Z-Man Games has a new release heading our way in June called Bridge Troll.  Obviously we have an instant affinity with this game because it’s got Trolls in it.

Bidding mechanics and managing your hand of cards make up the basis for Bridge Troll.  On first impression the artwork is fun and the game looks to be a lot of fun.

In Bridge Troll, you and your friends are hideous trolls who each guard a troll bridge. Each turn, you throw boulders to bid for travelers, who vary in number depending on the weather for that day. Travelers include fat merchants, pilgrims, poor monks (who make good eating), and if you are lucky, royal personages. As travelers come to your bridge, you use them to collect tolls. But watch out! Knights, bandits, dragons, and vicious Billy Goats Gruff prowl the countryside. You’ll have to use some of your boulders to chase them away (which means you’ll have fewer left to use on your bridge!).

Although you need to collect tolls from travelers so you can buy building supplies, working on your bridge makes you hungry, so you will have to eat some of your travelers instead. It is important to balance tolls with food in order to make your bridge very appealing to travelers. If you eat too many travelers or just collect money, you won’t be able to fix up your bridge. The player who uses toll-money, food, and boulders to build the most impressive troll bridge operation wins the game.

Bridge Troll was created by Alf Seegert. We hope to feature a Q&A with Alf on this game and once we get our hands on it, we’ll be publishing a complete review.

[tags]card games, zman, troll[/tags]

36 thoughts on “Bridge Troll – A new card game we can get excited about

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  1. It is apparently coming out in June. I’ve played another of Alf’s games, and feel quite confident that this one will be great fun, an intuitive game suitable for a broad range of people to enjoy. Be sure to keep an eye out for his other games as well, especially Ziggurat. That one is a two player building game set in the Yucatan, though it’s name might be different, as I was playing a prototype.

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  2. Excellent Jared! Bridge Troll sounds like a cool game. We’ll have more info on Bridge Troll from Alf and also from Ryan, the artist who worked on the game, in a week or two.

    -Ben

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  3. This game seems rather interesting, I first thought since this was a card game and all, it hand something to do with the actual “bridge”-card game..but guess not lol..

    But it does seem interesting though..Hopefully I’ll be playing it soon 🙂

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  4. Just wanted to point out that this game can not be downloaded because it is a card game/board game. Follow the Zman Games or Troll Bridge link in the post to find all the details about the game and how to purchase it.

    It looks great BTW!

    Marvin

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  5. I actually convinced a few of my cousins to play with me as well! thanks for the flash back! cheers.Follow the Zman Games or Troll Bridge link in the post to find all the details about the game and how to purchase it.

    its great thanks

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