Omen: A Reign of War

Omen: A Reign of War

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  • Rating


  • # Players

    2 - 2

  • Playtime

    30 Minutes

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  • Year Published


Game Description

You could be the greatest warlord the isles have ever seen. Your thirst for power is matched only by your strategic wit and cunning. You know no rival, aside from your brother.

As sons of Zeus, you stand poised to conquer all of Greece, but not without the blessing of the gods. To determine who shall rule the domain of man, the gods have devised a contest and lent their most powerful forces for the cause: pillage and raze three cities. When the carnage ends, only one brother will be victorious, while the other will fade into antiquity as just another half-god spawn of Zeus.

To compete in this contest, players will take on the role of one of these two brothers with access to a powerful array of units including soldiers, beasts, and oracles; each with various uses. Soldiers are powerful, and affect the city they are played in. Beasts are easily double the strength of the average soldier, but occupy two slots in the player’s available army, and may be discarded to access powerful special abilities. The oracles offer passive boons to the player, but leave a lot to be desired in strength.

Omen: A Reign of War is a two-player card game by Small Box Games and features two distinct game modes: standard and draft. The standard game has players drawing cards from a collective deck, and accessing cards from a collective discard pile. The draft game allows players access to their favorite units, with each player drafting his own deck to play the game with.


Omen: A Reign of War has seen several different editions and expansions since its initial 2011 release. It is in its current and final edition, the Omega Edition; a streamlined edition incorporating almost all of the previously released content, plus additional new content, for Omen. It will be the format of the game for any future printings.

Omen: A Reign of War – Omega Edition Contents:
  • 66 Unit Cards
  • 12 Feat Cards
  • 12 Reward Cards
  • 6 Relic Cards
  • 6 Challenge Cards
  • 5 Whim Cards
  • 3 City Cards
  • 2 Reference Cards
  • 20 Coin Markers

Omen editions/releases:
  • 1st Edition (2011) – 24 Units, with multiple copies of each unit, 12 Feats and 12 Reward Cards. Wood Composite Coins.
  • Shattered Aegis Expansion (2011) – Introduced 16 new units.
  • 2nd Edition (2012) – Included all units from the 1st edition, plus the units from the Shattered Aegis expansion, plus 10 additional units.
  • Forgotten Oath Expansion (2012) – Introduced 6 Champions. Also included rules for 3-4 players which were not included in later editions of Omen.
  • Relics of Olympus (2013) – Introduced 6 Relic cards.
  • Echoes of Myth (2013) – Introduced Spirit and Hero Cards, which were new versions of the previous Champions, and introduced rules for playing with only 1 of each Unit card.
  • Olympus Edition (2013) – Limited Edition with black linen box and metal coins. Included 1 copy of each previously released Unit card.
  • Omega Edition Deluxe (2015) – Limited Edition Kickstarter exclusive. Black linen box and metal coins. (Same card content as the Olympus Edition)

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