Thud (2002)

Average Rating: 6.20/10
Board Game Rank: 3573
Abstract Game Rank: 274
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Year Published
2002
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Thud! is an abstract game based on Terry Pratchett's DISCWORLD saga, more specifically on the epic Battle of Koom Valley between the Dwarfs and the Trolls. The players play on a 165 octagonal shaped board as either the Dwarfs or the Trolls. The 8 Trolls start the game in the middle of the board as they have been ambushed by 32 Dwarves (surrounding them at the outer edge of the board). Trolls and Dwarves have different ways of moving and capturing. Each battle is ended by mutual agreement and then scored. When the first battle is over, the players switch sides. The combined scores from both battles determines the winner.

Thud! is similar to Hnefatafl but is not actually a member of the tafl family (See http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/4049/tafl) because the manner of capture has been modernized and the game involves no king piece.

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The game first features in the Discworld book "Going Postal" (2004) where Lord Vetinari plays Thud with somebody over the clacks (which is a semaphore version of email). This also features in the Sky series "Going Postal". The dwarfs in the book Thud (2005) also have their own set of Thud pieces.

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The Cunning Artificer Gamers Set
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Year: 2009
Size: 8.50 x 8.50 x 3.75 inches
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Publisher: Mongoose Publishing
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Year: 2005
Product Code: MGP5101
Size: 12.20 x 12.20 x 2.36 inches
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Year: 2002
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Board Game Rank: 3573
Abstract Game Rank: 274
Num Ratings: 307
Average Rating: 6.20
Standard Deviation: 1.48
Num Views: 66408
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.6
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Personal Comments: 133
Users Owning: 622
Users Wanting: 47
Users Trading: 15 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 258
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