Rating: 7 Good
Popularity:9
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2014
Players: 1-4 players
Playing time: 45-60 minutes
Age:12+

Created by: Yuri Zhuravlev, Dmitry Burmak, Sergey Dulin, Pavel Guzenko, Anna Ignatieva, Ilya Komarov, Kate Maximovich, Dmitry Prosvirnin, Uildrim

Published by: Hobby World, Funforge, Games Factory Publishing

Alternate Names: Namiestnik, Virrey, Наместник, 總督

Description:

Hundreds of years from now, when historians of Laar will attempt to read and rewrite the chronicles of today's events, they will most likely not be able to figure out all the individual moves made as part of the Great Game.

Only the actions of the kings will be faithfully preserved in time. They are the ones that will be attributed the leading roles of divine emperor, unstoppable leader, incisive sovereign.

All the labors of their subjects and subordinates, whose names will have been lost in the fog of time, will be attributed to them. These will be our achievements and our names, Viceroy.

The only memory we can hope to leave behind us is our nation - its longevity, the prosperity of its citizens, the envy of our neighbors.

You will have to employ all of your talents to win your empire another year or two in the annals of Laar. Are your prepared for this challenge, my friend? Have you mastered the game of politics, or will you learn its rules as you play?

I am willing to wager that you will find ample reason to curse the day you decided to attract the attention of the powers that be.

But now it is too late. Your appointment is confirmed, and it has become a matter of honor. You must prove to everyone that, no matter how incomprehensible the situation, you are the one to bank on. Learn to balance, plan ahead, and anticipate your opponents' moves, and do not disdain to learn from the experience of your predecessors. Never forgive

disrespect - from now on, you are the state. Be ready, Viceroy, everything is just beginning. Who knows, perhaps your name could make its way into the history of Laar after all...

Viceroy is a board game of bidding and resource management set in the fantasy universe of the famous Russian CCG Berserk.

As the players struggle for control over the world of Laar, they recruit a variety of allies and enact various laws. These cards allow players to develop their state's military and magical might, increase their authority, and get precious gems they need to continue expanding their nation.

As the game progresses, each player builds his own power pyramid using character and law cards.

Each card has its own effect that depends on the level of the pyramid where the card is played. These effects may give more resources, more cards, or victory points. The player who has the most power points at the end of the game becomes the ruler of entire Laar and the winner!

Prices:
Retail Price:$24
Amazon:$15
Ebay:$22
Expansions:
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Components

  • 60 character cards
  • 20 law cards
  • 4 auction cards
  • 64 gemstones
  • 33 double-sided magic/science tokens
  • 17 double-sided attack/defense tokens
  • 54 power point tokens of different values
  • 24 bonus tokens for magic
  • 12 bonus tokens for circles
  • 4 players' screens
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

As players struggle for control over the fantasy world of Laar, players recruit a variety of allies, from a wanderer to a prince, and enact various laws.

As the game progresses, each player builds their own pyramid of power by developing their state's military and magical might, increasing their own authority, and gaining the precious gemstones they need to continue expanding their nation. …



  • Do not go for power points in the early game! It is important to create a good resource base first. You should spend a few turns to try to get: infinite gemstones, science tokens, regular gemstones - in that priority order.

  • Go with the flow of the game. The easiest way to get points is by getting power and magic tokens. Consider more complicated options (tricky law cards, single-color bonuses, 5th pyramid level) only if they come around by themselves.

  • You should not use attack tokens during the game, unless you really need a certain card. Attack tokens are usually much more beneficial at the end of the game scoring, if your opponents do not have enough defense tokens. …



If you want to play Viceroy by yourself, you can play against a virtual opponent who acts only during the auction phase.

Set the game up according to the usual rules (place 4 gemstones of each color in the reserve and take your initial gemstones and cards).

Each turn consists of the auction and development phases as usual. After you make your bid during the auction, take one of the unused gemstones out of the box without looking at it. This will be your virtual opponent's bid. …



When playing with two or three players, you can also add a virtual opponent to the game according to the rules outlined in the preceding section.

If you like, you can even play with two or three "virtual opponents", as long as the total number of players does not exceed four. In this case, just take two or three gemstones out of the box.

Please Note:

  • If two "virtual opponents" bid the same color, and that color matches only one character card, this card is not discarded, but the "virtual opponents" participate in the next auction (if there is one). …





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