ARTICLES | May 8th, 2008
Goblin Slayer Fantasy Board Game Goes Free! With Compliment Of Digital Eel

As everyone is well aware dwarves and goblins hate each other. This deep rooted hatred is believed to have begun when the dwarf Karl Bergerkingstein and the goblin Smellslikeoldpeople were roommates, and Smellslikeoldpeople washed Karl’s favorite white tunic with the goblin’s beloved red smock with predictable results. From that time forward dwarf and goblin have been mortal enemies.

While there have been plenty of role-playing games to acknowledge the enmity between the races board games on the subject have been few and far between. But no longer will gamers have to go without thanks to Digital Eel’s latest FREE offering, Goblin Slayer!

Deep in Snarlsbad Cavern lurk an endless legion of terrible goblins. Also someplace down there, amidst the darkness and stench, resides a magical object beloved by dwarves:the Shimmering Widget. Once thought safe from the envy of the world it has been taken by the goblin hordes. One dwarf, Stormbeard, armed with his axe, Death’s Whisper, must now descend into the depths, slay many goblins, and find the Shimmering Widget.

This is Goblin Slayer.

Goblin Slayer (which could also double as the name of a German power metal band) is a fantasy board game for two players. One player controls Stormbeard the dwarf on his quest for the Shimmering Widget, while the other leads the throngs of goblins in hopes of striking the dwarf down and then possibly eating him; dwarf kidneys are sometimes considered a delicacy in the underdark and their skulls make great hats.

The Snarlsbad Cavern complex consists of a series of geomorphic tiles that are used to create the gameboard, allowing for a different combination of tiles each play. Gameplay is easy to learn, with a heavy focus on killing things! It is called Goblin Slayer and not Goblin Let’s Meet For Tea And Discuss Long Term Mutual Growth Plans after all!

As mentioned earlier this is a totally FREE complete board game offered up as a digital print and play file. In order to make use of Goblin Slayer you will need access to a printer and some sort of device to cut out the map sections once printed. While a battleaxe may be in the spirit of the game we recommend scissors. Please note that the game does not come with any counters, you will have to provide the playing pieces yourself. If you’re a fantasy gamer chances are you have plenty of miniatures laying around that could be used, otherwise any number of objects may be used to represent Stormbeard and the goblins. Pennies, beads, dice. Come on, ya gotta at least have some dice laying around!

Follow the link to download Goblin Slayer today! Learn the game, print it out, and be playing within minutes!

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