The Trolls are coming! A preview of the new game Trollhalla

Friend and game designer Alf Seegert’s newest board game, Trollhalla is arriving in stores in just a month or two!

You may remember our coverage of his previous game, Bridge Troll?  Trollhalla takes place in the same universe, and again features the wonderful art work of Ryan Laukat.  Alf was kind enough to share some photos he took when his advanced copy of the game arrived.

Trollhalla is scheduled for release in February/March 2011 by Z-Man Games.

You and your hideous troll-friends have decided that it’s time for a career change. You are tired of guarding bridges and shaking down weary travelers all for the sake of a few clinking coins! Tolls are down, bandits are up, and besides, living under your bridge is damp and uncomfortable-—and breathing all that crumbling bridge mortar is taking a toll on your lungs…

It’s time to venture forth and find some fresh sea air! In Trollhalla, you join forces with your fellow trolls to sail the seas in search of islands filled with pillage and plunder. Crunchy livestock, nervous monks, panicked princesses, piles of gold, and casks of grog await you! But watch out for Billy Goats–if you’re not careful they will knock parts of your precious stolen cargo out of your boat!

With so many goodies lying about on these islands, it feels like you’ve died and gone to troll heaven, or perhaps someplace even better — Trollhalla!

Players take turns placing trolls on the board. Trolls emerge from below each ship’s deck ready to plunder and scout the seas of Trollhalla! Trolls placed on ships claim plunder from nearby islands when a ship sails. Trolls placed in the sea will scout for destinations and determine where these ships sail, and also award players cards that perform special actions. The player who uses his trolls to fill his private boat with the most valuable collection of plunder wins the game!

You can read more about this at BoardGameGeek, and you can bet your last goat we’ll have a review of Trollhalla here as soon as the game is available.

[tags]board games, trolls, trollhalla[/tags]

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