Assault of the Giants
Based on the story first presented in the Storm King’s Thunder adventure from Dungeons & Dragons, Assault of the Giants
is a new board game designed by Andrew Parks for 3-6 players. Players
will command armies of giants as they wage war throughout
northwest Faerûn. Order your giants and assault opponents and settlements to score points and secure important resources, including food, treasure, ore, and runes.
Each player issues commands to his or her giants in the form of
command cards (recruit, move, attack, pillage, and so on). This allows
players to recruit new giants, send them out to attack settlements and
other giants, and also to pursue special agendas based upon their race.
Each player represents a different giant race (hill giants, stone
giants, frost giants, fire giants, cloud giants, or storm giants), each
with a different agenda. For example, the Storm Giants seek to restore
their lost monarch, King Hekaton. The Cloud Giants seek an ancient
dragon treasure trove, and the Hill Giants seek an abundance of food
with which to feed their massive monarch.
In Assault of the Giants players send their
giants out to wage war on each other and the small folk, but the game’s
real strategy lies in each player’s ability to pursue their giant race’s
unique agenda, not only through combat but also through clever
Players: 3 - 6
Playing Time: 60 minutes