Battlefields of Olympus is a game of struggle, where players with armies at hand, battle over valuable land. The one with the most valuable lands wins favor from the gods. A card game for 2 player, ages 10 and up. Approximate play time: 30 minutes.
In the kingdom of immortals, the restless gods decree that mortal man will fight one another to prove their loyalty. By order of Zeus, Ares leaves his throne to inform man of this noble contest. To the victors go the spoils of war and eternal gratitude from the gods.
As the general of battle hardened archers, infantry, and other units, you have been commissioned by the high priests to lead your people to victory. When the sisters of fate look favorably upon you, your armies will find strategic advantage on the battlefield. Ambush, flank and surround your opponent's forces in an effort to gain the upper hand. If the battle looks bleak, call on your mercenary forces to turn the tide.
Using an array of ancient military units like archers, cavalry and heavy infantry, and a host of actions like the scout, rally and flank, players battle each other over valuable land. During the heat of battle, ambush, skirmish and surround your opponent to give your men a better chance at victory. When all else fails, call on your mercenary forces when your tiring army faces defeat.
Battlefields of Olympus is a turn based light-strategy game with some hand management. The numerous tactical choices, combined with a limited military force and the unexpected appearance of Ares on the battlefield, give the game its strategic component. The relatively simple game mechanics make it easy to learn and play, even if you aren't a tactical genius.