“Welcome weary travelers! Come in, take a seat and tell me a tale!”
Guildhall Fantasy: Fellowship is a card game by AEG for 2-4 fearless adventures that takes about 30 minutes to play
In the deck you have 120 profession cards divided into 6 sets in 5 colors. (red, blue, green, yellow and purple). Also 30 victory point cards.
Goal: Be the first player to gather 20 victory points
Game Setup: Shuffle the VP cards and deal 5 in a line
Deal each player 9 profession cards. Beginning with the first player, players will have 1 opportunity to discard as many cards as desired and draw back up to 9 cards. After that, players choose any 3 cards to start the own personal guildhall, leaving them with a hand of 6 cards. After each player performs the this special setup, the start player takes the first turn. Turns then go clockwise
Game Play: On your turn you have 2 action points. There are 3 options for you to choose from: 1. Play a card, 2. Discard and draw, 3. Buy a VP card You may do the same actions more than once.
- When playing a card, you get to take that profession’s action, sometimes at a greater effect based on how many of those cards are already in your guildhall
a. You can’t play a card of a given profession and color if that same card’s in your guildhall
b. You can never play more than 1 of a given profession per turn
2. During the game there is no limit to the number of cards you can hold at a time. When you choose to discard and draw, you can discards any number of cards, and then draw back up to 6 cards
Anytime you collect a complete set of a given profession (Rangers in green, purple, yellow, blue and red, you can turn that set face down and turn it in for a VP card
3. The last action you could take is to buy a VP card. To buy VP cards, you must turn in the number of sets as shown on the top of the card. The middle shows how many VP you gain. At the bottom, sometimes there are extra action you must perform.
After the first player takes 2 actions, move all cards played into your guildhall and it is the next player’s turn. The process continues until one player has 20 or more VP
Mt review: Let’s get this out of the way first. My first play of this game was not fun at all. Due to the fact I was being targeted so much that it felt like i couldn’t gain any ground in making sets and scoring points. We had a 4-player game and 2 of the others would never attack each other, and only focused on me and the other player instead. Also they never kept their VPs visible to all at all times. I Have never wanted to rage quit a game so bad in my life. I ended that game with a measly 6 VPs The enjoyment of this game truly depends on the group that’s playing. Not a very good first impression.
Not too long ago, I played another 4-players with a slightly different group. This game was the total opposite from the first one. During the entire game, I felt engaged the whole time and felt like I was actually playing. My score improved from the first game, 7VPs! Heed this warning , this game can be brutal at times!