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“Battle Of The Trees” ™ Celtic Board Game - Digital Handook

 As promised, an extended version comprising the complete information upon the context and basis of “Battle Of The Trees” ™ Celtic Board Game is now available on eBook format at Amazon .com


The “ Battle Of The Trees" ™ is a creative and inventive chase and battle game that retains part of the spirit of the ancient Irish "Brandub" and "Fidchell" board games. Inspired by the Welsh poem "CadGoddeu", the object of the game is to get the three creatures of the "Annwn" (The Celtic Underworld).

You play as Gwydion, the bard and magician. “Lord of Knowledge” and “Lord of Trees”, and you will be responsible for animating the trees of the forest on their final quest.

One of the main features of the “Battle Of The Trees" ™ board game is that you may not only play it as a battle game, but also as a way for divination...

Legends let us know that Celtic board games were played by the Kings or Druids, and even during the battles. Great events were decided on the outcome of a Fidchell match, retaining thus an underlying supernatural element not present on Nordic games. 


A battle between the spiritual forces and the unknown fears we may daily experiment.
The game comes with a set of printed stickers that will allow you to customize the non-printable plastic pawns. Defending pieces are represented by magickal animals. Attacking pieces consist of twenty letters, corresponding to the four ogham families of trees.

The gameplay starts with only 15 pieces on each side played on a circular board similar to the Byzantine chess. In order to make the game run by fate, the Attacker should choose his fifteen pieces first, among the twenty white pawns. The game is over only when: three Attacking pieces get onto the Central Maze, or if only one Defending piece remains on the board. 


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One of its main features is that you may not only play it as a battle game, but also as a way for divination... You play as Gwydion, the bard and magician. “Lord of Knowledge” and “Lord of Trees”, and you will be responsible for animating the trees of the forest on their final quest.


 For further information about this game, I wrote a whole eBook as an extended version of the companion handbook, comprising the complete information upon the context and basis of “Battle Of The Trees” ™ Celtic Board Game, and now available on Kindle format at Amazon



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