Epic stories … wonderful love confessions … memories of fallen warriors… glory of heroic women … or anything else that needs to be carved.
We will carve it and make it withstand the task of time for the Jarl, who is willing to pay a coin. A vast field of Rune stones has been erected before us, the runes outlined with charcoal just awaiting our tools and skills to be put to work.
We aim to become the most honourable and known Rune Masters after the current work season.
May the most honourable stone carver win!
New! Published in November 2020!
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RULES IN PDF
Runir is a quick phased dice game for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up. Playing time is 10 minutes per player. In Runir, each player has his set of energy (represented with crystals) that will be used to carve runes or to use in assistance chambers to aid the rune carvers.
For each rune you need to carve, you need to have the correct tool combination; your die roll. The die roll represents the tools you are given at the start of the current work session.
You need to find a rune text to carve, that matches the tools you have. If you do not have the correct tools, you have a chance to get a different set of tools in the assistance chambers.
If the requirements are fulfilled, players can also visit the Jarl´s Grand Hall to gain a praise from the Jarl and raise their honour.
When any one player has used all of his energy, the game ends and honour is counted. The player with the most honour wins and becomes the Rune Master.
GAME BOARD – 6 PUZZLED BOARDS + 1 CENTRAL PIECE
All boards are both-sided and only 4 of them are needed for each game. They are chosen by throwing 4 dice. Take boards as shown on the dice, throw again as needed until you have 4 different runes on the 4 boards. Alternatively take 4 boards at random. Connect them with the centre peace and place it in the middle of the playing area.
DICE – 6 x 6D WHITE DICE + 4 x 6D BLACK DICE WITH FUTHARK RUNE SYMBOLS
CRYSTALS – 48 x ENERGY CRYSTALS AND 4 x PLAYERS TOKENS
BOX – THE JARL´S GRAND HALL ON THE INNER LID AND THE BOX USED AS A DICE THROWING TRAY
If the requirements are fulfilled, players can visit the Jarl´s Grand Hall and get coins or extra honour from the Jarl.
If a player find a complete match on any rune stone with his dice throw, he can get his payment from the treasuries: bronze, silver or gold coins.
Extra Jarl´s honour is delivered on a platter:
- MAGIC RUNES
Thematically protects or aids the carvers.
General goods to feed & enjoy.
- PRAISE FROM THE JARL
The Jarl is pleased with your good work and offers you a toast!
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- Box with magnetic opening (215x135x50 mm)
- 6 x puzzled game boards + 1 central cross piece
- 10 x 6d dice with Futhark rune symbols – 16mm
- 60 x Coin symbols (2×10 – bronze, 2×10 silver, 2×10 gold) – 25mm round
- 48 x Energy (4 x 12 crystals in
4 colours – 8 – 12mm)
- 4 colour tokens (1 for each player, same colour as crystal)
- 21 honour items (7 runes, 7 goods
and 7 praises)
- 1st player token
- 1 x English rulebook, 1 x Icelandic rulebook
Svavar Björgvinsson &
Svavar Björgvinsson &
English & Icelandic 1st edition;
Published in November 2020
English & German 1st edition;
Published in October 2023
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