It is a time of war. The scribes and sorcerers of the land of Terrinoth, having begun to tap into the power of the mysterious dragon runes, have unwittingly set the wheels of conflict to turning. Though they comprehend only a fraction of the true potential of these artifacts, the rulers of the realm understand all too well that he who controls them controls Terrinoth. Drunk with aspirations of power and covetous of the runes of their neighbors, the leaders of Human, Elf, Undead, and Uthuk raise massive armies and march against each other. At the same time, brave heroes venture forth from their home cities on perilous quests, in the hopes of claiming a dragon rune for their king and eternal glory for themselves.
The revised edition of Runewars is now available at your local retailer and on our webstore! This epic game of conquest, adventure, and fantasy empires places players in control of one of four factions, where they must spread a fledgling empire through the land, conquer territory, recruit heroes, and ultimately acquire enough dragon runes to dominate Terrinoth and claim victory!
Suitable for two to four players, Runewars takes place in the same popular fantasy universe as the popular board games Runebound and Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, and dozens of fan-favorite heroes and monsters play their part. The wars for the dragon runes are beginning, and only one faction will emerge victorious. What would you do to claim the ultimate power?
With the release of the revised edition, Corey Konieczka’s epic design is available in a new, more compact box. This, along with a few key component changes, allows us to provide players with a value not previously possible.
For answers to likely questions, read on or visit our Runewars website.
If I own the original edition, do I need to purchase the revised edition?
No. Both the original and revised edition of Runewars offer the same fundamental game experience. Component changes (described below) are purely cosmetic. As for rules updates, a pdf is available below and on our support page that outlines the changes in detail. With it, owners of the original edition can have a revised edition experience without actually purchasing the revised edition.
How are the revised edition’s components physically different from those of the original edition?
- The revised edition comes in an 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 x 4 inch box, about half the size of the original edition’s box.
- There are no three-dimensional plastic mountains in the revised edition.
- Faction sheets in the revised edition are not punchboard, but instead heavy card stock (similar to the Civilization sheets in Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game).
- Map tiles that are too long for the revised edition’s box size have been split, with puzzle-cut connection points in the middle for quick assembly during setup.
Further, the new edition has a suggested retail price of $79.95, while the older edition had a suggested retail price of of $99.95.
How have the rules changed in the revised edition?
In addition to incorporating past errata, the revised edition of Runewars introduces a handful of key rules changes. Remember, however, that owners of the original edition need only download our “Revised Edition Gameplay Changes” document (pdf, 606 KB) to have the same experience.
Visit our Runewars website to learn more, and look for Runewars revised edition on store shelves now!