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Board game review & gameplay of: Nidavellir

Game design: S. Laget

Illustrations: J. Minguez

  • 8.5/10
  • 10+
  • 2-5 players
  • 30-60 minutes


In this game you bid coins to be the first to pick certain warrior dwarves for your army in order to defeat the evil dragon Fafnir. You start with low value coins but by playing your zero coin you are allowed to upgrade adding the two coins you don't use, exchanging the highest. Coins equal points in the end, so it is double smart to upgrade your coins.

There are five different clans of dwarves, each will score you points in different ways. Each time you have collected all different clans you are allowed to pick a hero, which will grant you great bonuses during the game or for endscoring. This makes it a nice race as well.


I really highly appreciate this game, it feels so satisfying to score all those points and while doing so also racing each other for the hero cards, which score you even more points and get you even more hero cards and so on and on. It is so cool you can score 300+ points!!

The upgrading of the coins is a very nice addition to the game, trying to do so in the most efficient way makes my heart race a little. I think it is very good the scores are not determined until the very end, keeps it exciting for everyone involved!


A copy of this game was provided to me by White Goblin Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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