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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Golden Horde (1978)

The Golden Horde (1978)

Ratings

4.35 out of 10 with 10 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
War Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

This two-player game by Excalibre covers the period of Mongol Conquests in Eurasia from 1205 to 1241 A.D. One side represents the Mongol Hordes and the other side represents the 12 main opponents of the Mongols, referred to as the Allies in this game, although these 12 rarely did anything resembling an alliance in history.

  • Designer: R. J. Hlavnicka, Dennis P. O'Leary
  • Artist: R. P. Winther
  • Publisher: Excalibre Games, Inc.
  • Year Published: 1978
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Suggested Number of Players: 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 180
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Medieval, Wargame
  • Mechanic: Hex-and-Counter
  • Alternate Names: The Golden Horde

Reviews

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Flat top box - not original box

4 out of 10
By
Ziploc bag. I bought this because the counters and materials looked similar to The Warlord Game, which has always been a sentimental favorite of mine. However, this game has pretty weak rules, and somewhat poor components, particularly the map. Wish I could recommend this game.

2 out of 10
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On the positive side, it was very cheap and the counters punched out easily.

2 out of 10
By
I agree entirely with the Web Grognards review.

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2 out of 10
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http://spotlightongames.com/military/mnights/g.html

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Medieval Ziploc

7 out of 10
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A fun basic war game on an unusual topic. The Mongol forces need to be split up in order to accomplish what they did historically. This makes it tougher for the Horde as "allies" nation/empires units (other than the Poles and Hungarians) stay within their boarders of areas they control thus pitting sieges and fairly pitched strategic level battles in the Horde's way. The Mongols must use their ability to attack in and out of areas quickly as the clock is ticking. I recommend this game for playability and for historical time period covered.

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Later Middle Ages > Mongol Conquests

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Uses Religious affiliation to group tribes against the Mongolian Hordes. Other game on subject, "The Golden Horde" has only 2 colors and small print of tribes on pieces.
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