Robin Hood and the Merry Men is a semi cooperative, but a highly competitive board game set in the folklore we all know and love. It?s a thematic euro style game that blends worker placement, hand management, set collection and dice rolling into a one big exciting crossover.
In Robin Hood and the Merry Men, players take on the role of a famous outlaw such as Robin Hood, Little John, Will Scarlet and Jane Fortune, and their mission is to protect the town of Nottingham from the tyranny of infamous ruler Prince John and the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham throughout 5 rounds of onslaught. If they succeed, a winner is declared-the player with the most VP becomes Nottingham?s greatest champion.
Each round consists of two phases: A Merry Men phase and a Hero phase.
In the Merry Men phase, you will call upon your faithful friends who are famous for their abilities to build and set various traps. In order to stay one step ahead, you will send The Merry Men to acquire resources and weapons, and lay traps to catch the Sheriff?s endless army of Guards. Assigning Merry Men is done through playing Merry Men cards that offer variable actions.
With King Richard being away on the Crusades, Prince John has given the Sheriff of Nottingham power to tax the villages in and around Nottingham, so you must order your Merry Men to build barricades on the roads to prevent the heavily guarded and gold-filled carriages from entering the castle.
Before he went on his crusade, King Richard gave you certain tasks. In the midst of his struggles, he would welcome the news that his brave heroes have completed them.
In the Hero phase you will send your Hero to fight the Sheriff?s guards, ambush and rob the royal carriages of their treasures, enter archery tournaments, rescue prisoners from the castle?s darkest dungeons and much much more.