Northmark: Hour of the Wolf
Fun strategy card game
This is a fun strategy card game with a good RPG Element. Lots of cards to buy and work out how to play. Different characters and strategies appear possible through the game.
April 24, 2013
LET THE QUEST BEGIN!
I will be honest with you, I'm not a big fan of the detailed strategy games but this one isn't bad. It is a very confusing game and there is a lot of detailed information to remember before the game even begins, choose the character carefully because it matters especially in battle. It took me a couple of re-takes to figure out what cards or powers to choose to win the battle. Healing powers and magic are sometimes better than weapons. I don't really think this is a game to base an opinion on a demo, just not enough time. If you like this kind of game you will probably have to buy it, one hour just isn't enough play time. Enjoy!
April 24, 2013
DO NOT SKIP THE DIRECTIONS! and don't go through them too fast. Very nice battle card game. Good sense of humor and the quests are fun. Battle mode takes a bit of getting used to but is heavy strategy.
April 28, 2013
Once you get started this game was hard to stop playing.
The story line is great.
December 1, 2013
This is not a game for a 65 year old lady like me ,but my granddaughter would love it. any thing with battle in it is right up her alley. very good for kids.
April 24, 2013
Northmark, battle card game
well I have avoided this game for a while, tonite sat down to figure it out and now that I have it understood it is a really neat game. Lots of places to visit and plenty of battles with loads of cards to get the game on with. I enjoyed it. I hope to see another like it.
October 3, 2013
Really liked it
It's a good strategy game and a nice departure from the hidden object games. As long as you don't skip through the instructions at the beginning, it's fun and selecting the right combination of player cards and battle deck to counter the opponents gets your noggin working. Hope we get more of these!
May 3, 2013
Well...that was more like a 2 hour demo.
I bought this elsewhere but I always have trouble choosing games so I figured I would let everyone know my thoughts on this. It's actually pretty fun, occasionally hard, usually super easy. It wasn't until the final battle I even lost once to be honest.
And that was an issue because all of a sudden it's game over? Really? There's tons left to do, you can't really level up more then it allows you. It does drive me nuts that you also can't keep leveling up your cards so YOU can get more skills, but not your cards. I was always frustrated trying to go back to areas. In short it's a tiny battle card game and the entire rest of it is more go to A get B go back to A. The humor and writing is pretty decent, but I felt horribly cheated at the end. They set it up for a sequel which is very frustrating. There's a HUGE map and you barely touch on it so when all of a sudden you are done, just as it was getting intriguing. Roll credits.
August 4, 2013
Didn't care for the card format; I found it awkward and irritating at times.
June 14, 2014
I love strategy games. They keep the old gray cells working. This game is a great concept. You choose your character: mage, warrior, etc. Along the way, you gain cards to help you in battle. Your first challenge is to find out who poisoned the ruler of your kingdom. As you investigate, you realize that someone is trying to start a war. Disturbing events are occurring. Humans are being attacked and killed. Towns are being burned to the ground. Have the elves and dwarves band together to attack and kill humans? Didn't you all sign a peace treaty long ago? I got excited! I was like, " Wow!! This game is going to be really great!" I scrolled over this huge map and thought I was going to travel to many different areas, fight many different monsters, and garner various, more powerful cards along the way. Nope! Didn't happen. On this huge map one can only travel a few places. I also had a problem trying to figure out how to switch my cards before battles. I kept getting beat up. I went online to find instructions but couldn't find any. I was confused. It took a minute, but I finally figured it out. I have a few suggestions: The design team should go back and (1) add more places to the map so players can travel,(2) give players the ability to upgrade their cards to more powerful levels, (3) and allow us to discard or sell unwanted/weak cards in the shops, (4) add more battles with different and more challenging enemies. This game has all the bells and whistles to be a top-notch game. It just needs to be tweaked.
July 15, 2014