Morrigú

Morrigú is an abstract strategy game that is played on a board between two people.

The game is set in Ireland in the time of the Celts approximately 400 BC. It is inspired by a battle between two neighbouring clans, in a struggle to conquer another kingdom. The playing board is set out in a grid formation, representing the battlefield. The pieces represent each clans army. You have warriors, wolfhounds, druids, ravens and chariots at your command. This gives you as a player the opportunity to immerse yourself in a battle of the ages. Have you the qualities a Celtic chieftain needs to survive. The game can be finished in as little as 6 moves (the Ethan move) or can turn into an epic battle lasting for hours. It might only take a few hours to learn how to play but a lifetime to master. To win you need skill, courage, be able to think ahead, set traps, avoid traps, know when to sacrifice one of your own, have a strategy, defend, attack and patience.

This is a battle of minds. It's all in your hands!

MORRIGÚ ABÚ!

Inspiration for the game

The Celts were a collection of tribes with origins in central Europe. Through migration they spread westward to France, Spain, Britain and were established in Ireland around the year 250 BC.

Born and living in county Mayo, I feel a strong connection to the Celts through music, art, language and tradition. The inspiration for Celts&Kingsdoms-Morrigú came from the historical battles between rival clans in the pursuit of increasing their wealth and kingdoms. The Celtic warrior had a reputation for being brave, fierce and fighting to the death. The Celts were renowned for deploying chariots in warfare. They often fixed scythes and blades to the axels, with their iron working skills. The Morrigú Goddess Queen usually took the form of a raven or crow, and often appeared on the battlefield when death was imminent to spirit the dead away. The wolfhound was a war dog, used to drag warriors from chariots and horseback. The druids were revered and feared for their wizardry and magic. They could block an army by casting a spell. The giants are a big part of Celtic myth and stories. The chieftain was the leader of the clan, being brave in battle and wise and cunning in the protection of his kingdom and territory. In Celtic times the chieftain was always carried shoulder high in victory, where a line of torches and bonfires would be lit in celebration.

To this day the Taoiseach, TD's and winners of Gaelic Games are carried on shoulders after being victorious. This game is a battle of minds. To win you must: attack, defend, move forward, pushback, execute, sacrifice, ambush, trap, takeout, manoeuvre!

You are the chieftain.... let the battles commen

 

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