Art of War Brings "Berserk" Brutality to Board Game

Art of War and Manindo team up for "Battle of Berserk: Board Game"

I've personally seen fist fights over games of Parcheesi, so I could only imagine the potential for violence involved with a game inspired by the brutal medieval horror/action Berserk. Art of War, known for their fabulously expensive statues, has gone for something a big more affordable this time with the release of a board game.


They've teamed up with Manindo, a Japan company which is professional in printing board games, to produce the product, coming this month for 4,000yen ($40).



-About the game-
Needed players: 2
Battler: Guts and Griffith
Time in Berserk: Golden Age
Other Characters: Casca, Skull Knight, Zodd, Pippin
Time for one battle: about 10 minutes


Kinds of card: (48 pieces in all)
Action Card -26 pieces (for basic and standard rules)
Character Card -10 pieces (for advanced rules)
Event Card -6 pieces (for Shoku rules)
Rule Card -6 pieces (for Shoku rules)

Other attachments:
Game board x1
Player chess x2
Life count chess x2
Card plate x2
Manual x1


*Berserk Board Game – BATTLE OF BERSERK –
Unit Price: 4,000 Yen (tax excluded) (approx. US$40/ €31)
Material: paper, plastic
Size of box: 165mm (W) x 225 mm (H) x 30 mm (D)
Released Date: 27th, April 2013
Designed by: ART OF WAR
Printed by: Manindo
Made in Japan
Estimated release date: around the middle or end of May, 2013.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.


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