Fjords has returned!!

…in an updated and beautifully illustrated (by Beth Sobel – eeeeee!) version with additional content by Phil-Walker Harding… and of course, I HAD to have it! 😍

The Upstart offering here is the Jarl pledge from the original campaign… which includes the base game, the 2-player Epic Fjords bonus pieces, The Secret Runes mini-expansion, and the Rune Stones Deluxe Upgrade. Sweeeeeeeeet! 🍰

Easy teach… with a solid dose of strategic depth.

I had a chance to play this new version of Fjords when I attended Origins Game Fair in June, and I LOVED it! Granted… I didn’t play very well… ahem… but it was a lot of FUN! And my good friend Shawn notes that the game shines just as brightly when played with 2-players… Which is something a lot of people say about his game.

If you are looking for a SOLID two-player tile-laying game… this is the one for you!

But, that aside… it played beautifully at 3-players, and I have heard the same holds true for the 4-player laydown as well.

Tasty deluxe bits!

This game is chock full of wonderful components… from the chunky cardboard tiles to the wooden meeples and longhouses… to the exclusive 2-player “duel” wooden bits and the lovely plastic runestones that have that satisfying Mahjong tile feel and weight (ohhhhhhhhhh)…  your inner Upstart will not be disappointed!

This game is just such a GEM!  💎 Portability… transportability… depth… easy rule set… elegant mechanics… and gorgeous table presence! Booooop!  Tilt! Tilt! 🚨

And don’t just take my word for it!

Here’s a fantastic video by two of my new faves… Amy and Maggie of ThinkerThemer!! For this one they are on Rhado’s channel… and as always, they are A-MA-ZING!  Cannot get enough of these two!!

You can find their “Rhado Ran Through” video HERE.

OK folks… I could ramble on about Fjords for another page and a half… but I won’t because well… there are so many other games I need to get into the active inventory!!

Fjords. A LOT of great game in a small and easy-to-teach package. Can you go wrong with this one? No… no, my friends… you cannot.

Game ON! 🎉


Ages: 8+
Players: 2 – 4
Play Time: 30 – 45 minutes
Publisher: Grail Games
At the time of this listing (JULY 2022) this was
selling for $60 and up on a variety of sites.
Our Price: $45.50
Link to BGG:


6 in stock


Fjords Jarl Edition!!! A wonderful game with a gorgeous tile-laying masterpiece!! 🎉❤️

Explore a landscape so stunning that even a Viking would hold their breath in awe…

Fjords is a tile-laying game that takes place in two phases. The first one invites the players to explore the fjords around them by laying hexagonal landscape tiles, creating a map that serves as the gameboard. In the second phase, players begin from the longhouses they placed during phase one and will walk the landscape, claiming as much of the plains and cliffs as possible.

The winner of the game will be the player who has claimed the most land. Savvy placements and the ability to plan ahead yet act tactically will be your most important tools.

This new edition of Fjords differs from the original release in the following ways:

  • The game now plays up to four players.
  • The game contains five new variants/modules designed by Phil Walker-Harding. These add optional variety and flavor to the game.

— description from the publisher

Additional information
Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in

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