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Year Published
2005
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2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Beowulf: The Legend
Alternate Names
Beowulf: Der sagenhafte Drachenkämpfer
Beowulf: Die Legende
Beowulf: La Leggenda
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(not to be confused with Knizia's Beowulf: The Movie Board Game)

From FFG Spring 2005 Catalog:

The fascinating legend of the great hero Beowulf is told in one of the oldest works of English literature. This game relives the legend of how the Geatish warrior Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish King against the fearsome monster Grendel, how he returns to his home in Geatland to become King, and how Beowulf meets his end when fighting the terrible dragon.

Beowulf the Legend, designed by renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, invites you to accompany the mighty hero as one of his brave comrades. Will you become the most renowned warrior and succeed Beowulf as king? Only the strongest will prevail!

The game consists of a series of auctions depicting different events in the legend of Beowulf. Players "bid" in the auctions by offering up cards representing the skills they will offer to help Beowulf succeed (fighting, cunning, etc.) in an attempt to earn rewards of points or powerful cards, or to avoid injuries or other penalties. Players can also take a `Risk' and draw two cards from the deck to bid with. But if the cards don't match the current auction, the player is forced to drop out. Players need to carefully manage their hands and the timing of when they choose to take risks to increase their chances of winning.

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Box Content:
1 L-shaped board
1 Round shield
5 Black status markers
100 Activity cards
36 Square fame tokens
24 Square treasure tokens
3 Square misfortune tokens
36 Round alliance tokens (scrolls)
10 Small wound tiles (scratches)
10 Large wound tiles with one wound
1 Large wound tile with double wound

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Beowulf: The Legend
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English first edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2005
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.50 pounds
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Beowulf: Die Legende
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Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2005
Product Code: 696160
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.49 pounds
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Beowulf: The Legend
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Esdevium First Edition
Publisher: Esdevium, Fantasy Flight Games, Sophisticated Games
Artist: John Howe
Year: 2005
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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8 New Special Cards for 6-Player Variant
The 12 new special cards for use with the 6-player variant of Beowulf.
English
2011-12-04
18 The Expanded Legend of Beowulf v2
I fleshed out The Legend of Beowulf at the end of the rules. It now covers every space and helps people find the theme. Version 2.
English
2010-11-06
23 Beowulf: The Legend Quick Reference
1-page quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Added Episode new start player clarification, thanks to Mike Mayer.
English
2008-04-29
2 Tuck Box
You'll need to make up 2 to hold all the cards
English
2007-10-19
0 ConciseRefSheet03 - Beowulf.ppt
Concise reference sheet for teaching the game and easy reference
2007-02-23
7 BEOWULF_Cartas_spanish.jpg
Cartas Especiales de Beowulf en español / Spanish translation of Special Cards
2006-11-03
4 BEOWULF_Historia_spanish.jpg
Guia de Episodios / Episode Guide (Spanish translation)
2006-11-03
6 BEOWULF_Reglas_Spanish.pdf
Reglas en Español (entran en la caja) / Spanish Rules (PDF Format - Fit in box)
2006-11-03
10 Beowulf_reference.doc
Rules summary
2006-10-29
4 Beowulf.mov
This is a Video Review from my show @ www.everything1337.com
2005-11-20
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Board Game Rank: 1295
Strategy Game Rank: 668
Num Ratings: 2021
Average Rating: 6.44
Standard Deviation: 1.46
Num Views: 170156
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