It was the year of the Lord’s Anno Domini 1665 South-east region of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was in fire. The ruins of cities and villages were like scabs of this once beautiful land. The biting smoke, the smell of war and human misery hovered in the air. Old people said that wraiths and ghosts returned to their old places, and flocks of dire wolves roamed the roads. It was said that the witches were preparing their Sabbath again, and the devils swarmed out of the swamps and hollowed out old trees to feed on the dead. Bands of Tartars, Cossacks or ordinary thugs attacked travelers, mercilessly robbing and murdering. Only one who had a saber at his side, a pistol in his hand and a prayer on his lips, could survive. It was a time of lawlessness, fighting, honor and adventures. Only the most courageous or desperate ones ventured into these wild and secluded areas of the Commonwealth. Many different people also came in these parts. Ones to do justice, others for fame and glory in battle, and yet others just to enjoy themselves. There were those who sought revenge, redemption or lost love…
Saber & Blood is an exciting and unique mix of a card game and a board game. The game takes place in XVIIth century central Europe in a variety of climatic settings.
Each player commands a band of three characters that fight each other in a vicious battle to the last drop of blood.
Players control their characters on the board by playing cards from their unique deck of cards. Each fraction has its own deck, character abilities, playing styles, strengths and weaknesses that must be used strategically in order to defeat their opponent.
Fighting in the game is done by using custom fencing style dice, which you secretly chose against your opponent (and he against you) in the hopes that you outsmart him and chose a style that will be advantageous over your opponents.
Play the right cards, move your characters to the best positions on the board, use your opponent’s weakness to your advantage, chose the advantageous fencing style, and claim your victory with SABER AND BLOOD.