Designer – Fabian Fischer, Dario Reinhardt
Artist – Janna Sophia
Publisher – Crimson Company
In this Collector’s Edition, you can find the print-and-play version of the base game of Crimson Company along with 2 of its expansions, The Other Side and Ragnarok.
In Crimson Company, two opposing players take on the roles of adventurous noblemen in a cut-throat fantasy world. In a battle of wits, they assemble armies of sellswords, from hardened warriors and shady merchants to mythical creatures as old as time.
Your goal in a match of Crimson Company is to conquer two of the three castles in the center. You conquer a castle by amassing more strength than your opponent in the castle’s lane by the time that lane is scored. A lane is scored once a player owns at least four cards in it.
Cards represent a large variety of characters, all of which have specific strength values and unique effects. The latter are either one-time instant effects that happen when a card is played, or they are triggered in specific phases of the game. Four randomly drawn cards from the character deck are “on offer”. You may bid coins on only one of those at a time. Then your opponent decides to either pay you off, doubling the coins you bid, or pass and let you play the card.
The Other Side adds additional character cards to Crimson Company. The theme revoles around a wold beyond life and death. Gameplay-wise, many new flip and destruction effects enable many new synergies, also with cards from the base game.
The Ragnarok expansion adds a set of viking-themed sellswords to the game. Among them are a number of “norse god” cards that feature the new “passive” keyword and add their own unique rules and twists to the battlefield whenever they’re in play.