Battle of the Bards Tabletop Game


Battle of the Bards is a competitive 2 to 4 player dice rolling game with aspects of deck-building. Throughout the game players manage a troupe of bards trying to capture the audiences as they travel throughout the Taverns of Tessandor for the annual performance competition. Each round, players will have three of their bards take the stage. A fourth bard will take a supporting roll while it remains in your hand. These bards will provide the player with additional dice, and will have a large variety of special abilities that can be used in many strategic ways. Players will also create performances, reroll dice,  capture audiences and hire (and fire) bards in their troupe. Each captured audience provides victory points and a passive bonus.  The game ends with a special Encore round where each player’s most heart-melting face-melting bards will return to the stage once more to gain additional points.

Game Design: David Gerrard

Art: Justin Hillgrove

Graphic Design & Layout: Travis Torgerson

Product Description:

2 – 4 Players

15 Minutes per Player

Ages 10+

Box contains: Rulebook, 4 pPlayer Aids, 32 Basic Bard Cards, 4 Lead Bard Cards, 4 Roadie Cards, 8 Wanted Poster Cards, 24 Veteran Bard Cards, 26 Audience Cards, 6 Encore Round Cards, 32 Performance Tokens, 16 Tune Tokens, 1 Veteran Bard Line Aid, 60 Dice and 1 Dice Bag.

9.25 x 6.25 x 2 in

1.5 lbs

Download Battle of the Bards Rulebook PDF