Seven Ravens Board Game

$25.00


A simple folk game played in our family with elements of play from a variety of cultures, Seven Ravens is an exciting game to play. After searching for the game in historical games and not finding it, we have decided to write down the rules and add some variations and release it as its own game. Played on a 7 by 7 board (but easily played on an 8 by 8), each player has a total of 7 pieces, consisting of 6 pawns, and one that is Odin’s Raven (king), the different pieces moving differently. The objective of the game is to capture all of the opponent's pieces without losing your own.
The game board should be set up as shown in the images, each player setting up in a corner, with Odin’s Raven (the king) leading the flock. Black goes first. The Ravens move any number of vacant squares along a row or a column, like a rook in chess. Odin’s Ravens (the marked pieces) move using knight’s moves, and capture using chess rules as well as the other capture described below.
All pieces are captured if they are sandwiched between two enemy pieces along a column or a row. The two enemy pieces should either be on the square above and below or on the square to the left and to the right of the attacked piece. A piece is only captured if the trap is closed by a move of the opponent, and it is, therefore, allowed to move in between two enemy pieces. A captured piece is removed from the board and is no longer active in the game. Odin’s Raven may take part in this type of capture, but may also capture using chess rules, where the piece may land on an opposing piece to capture. All pieces are able to be captured using either method. The game ends when either side captures all pieces, or if one player cannot move, the entire flock is considered captured and thus the other player wins.

Included in the game is a full set of rules and variations, 7 white and 7 black pieces, the board, and a small cloth bag to keep them in.

Video on how to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ-vYoQl-6g

Not the game you’re looking for? Check out some of the other historical games in our shop!
Tafl https://www.etsy.com/listing/709158483/hnefatafl-tafl-board-game
Alquerque https://www.etsy.com/listing/465759837/alquerque-board-game
Nine Men’s Morris https://www.etsy.com/listing/289405793/nine-mens-morris-board-game

Have you ever heard of Seven Ravens or played something similar? We want to know! We are still trying to track down this board game's origins, and any help is appreciated!

We also have a printable version of this game, or it is also easily played played using a chess or checker board. Ask for a discount if you order the downloadable game first!
Printable Version: https://www.etsy.com/CloudHomeCrafts/listing/754384971/seven-ravens-downloadable-pdf-file-and

Any questions, let us know!

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Has anyone ever hurt themselves with your wood swords or wands?

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