Beowulf: The Legend
The box cover of Beowulf
|Publisher(s)||Fantasy Flight Games
|Players||2 to 5|
|Age range||12 and up|
|Playing time||60 minutes|
Beowulf: The Legend is a 2005 designer board game by Reiner Knizia. The artwork is by John Howe. Game play uses cards and tokens. The play moves along a board, and players obtain gold and cards in order to eventually obtain victory points.
The game mechanics of Beowulf include resource management and a "press your luck" component, where potential risk is balanced against potential reward. There are also three types of auctions in the game: two types of open turn-based continuous bidding auctions (one where everyone pays and one where the winner pays), as well as one closed bid auction where everyone pays.
- Britta Stockmann and Jens Jahnke, "Playing by the Book: Literature and Board Games at the Beginning of 21st Century," Homo communicativus 3(5)/2008.
- Shannon Appelcline, Review of Beowulf: The Legend at RPGnet.