Hobby World, the largest Russian table top game publisher, is launching the English edition of its most famous product.
Berserk: War of the Realms is a tactical card game of skill and strategy. Created and developed in Russia by two co-authors, Berserk was first published in 2003. Over the years it has been hugely successful in Russia and the former USSR countries. More than 20 expansions and over 4000 different cards with beautiful illustrations were released.
Berserk has become a local phenomenon. It boasts a highly detailed fantasy universe and outstanding fantasy artwork. Four Berserk novels and an art book were published in Russian. Three PC games based on the world of Berserk were successfully launched, two of them browser-based: “Berserk Cataclysm” and the more hardcore “Berserk Universe”.
Berserk is a tactical wargame in which players use cards instead of miniatures. This simplifies and speeds up the game considerably, with no need to refer to character manuals.
The authors of Berserk enhanced the basic rules of the game and chose the best illustrations and mechanics for the English edition. The Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in just 4 days. The game is expected to be delivered to its supporters in the fall of 2013. The basic Kickstarter edition consists of 6 ready-to-play decks, special dice, and rules including a comic strip. The deluxe edition adds two game boards, a bonus deck for customizing, more dice and some Kickstarter exclusives. You may support Berserk: War of the Realms at its Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1194220798/berserk-war-of-the-realms
About Hobby World
Hobby World is the premier Russian publisher of European board games. The first game was launched in 2001, and it was followed by the Russian edition of The Settlers of Catan in 2002. Carcassonne and Munchkin were published in the following years. The first English games were introduced in 2011. In 2012, Hobby World was the largest Russian game publisher by turnover and print runs, having hundreds of titles in its portfolio.
Hobby World is based in Moscow, Russia, has a branch in Kiev, Ukraine, and an international office in Celle, Germany. Hobby World USA was found in 2013 to run Kickstarter campaigns.
Official site: http://international.hobbyworld.ru