I seldom play battle games because I honestly don’t own many. So it’s a genre I’ve barely dipped my feet in. The genre has a nice spectrum of colors from quirky 4 player battles like battle goats to games like star realms that have awesome deckbuilding features. Battles of Ohnon is a card drafting and battle card game for two players. It plays in about 20 minutes or less or up to 30 if you’re new to the game. It’s simple, kill off your opponents 9 card army. This game is not suitable for nonhobby casuals because there is definitely a lot of depth for a little card game. Let’s see it
So many unique characters can be a bit jarring for new players. there is a lot to learn with each of them having 2 detailed abilities in little boxes squeezed onto the card. so it may be hard to get a quick strategy out of your first few plays. the setup phase could become rushed over patience of getting a team setup. Moving onto the cards themselves. characters that move or charge their focus may not have a chance to virtually die before using their abilities because of the initial setup is so important. A lot.of the first phase relies on luck of draw, strategy, and setup. unbalance games are no fun.
However, I do love the concept of the game. I like being able to set up an army and use that army to attack my opponents. It’s fun when played right and does have quick gameplay when characters become more memorable. I’d suggest playing with a handful of the same cards at first to really get a feel of how they work. Including more cards as you go. And guess what. They’ll feel like expansions Everytime you add something new! Honestly, though I need to highlight that with everything said this is a super solid tactical war game. Every move is seriously important. And if you fall behind it’s hard to bounce back.
It’s a good battle game, the fun increases over time. The artwork takes itself pretty seriously which relays the atmosphere of the game. It’s about tactics, patience, and careful planning. But do you have the patience to wait out the slow burner of this tactical war game? I did when I was able to hold some cards back for a few rounds. But not everyone I tried it with agrees. Battle of Ohnon.