How to play

Quick starter

The 9th Age Quick Starter is a rule set designed to introduce new players to the game. It provides simpler rules and smaller, pre-selected armies. A Quick Starter game usually takes around 60 minutes to play. If you’re new to The 9th Age, we definitely recommend downloading the Quick Starter package and giving it a go.

All you need to get started is a decent table, a friend (or foe) and of course your own awesome miniatures.

The game

The 9th Age is a tabletop wargame set in a Fantasy universe. Build armies of miniatures and clash with opposing forces in an exciting struggle for glory or survival. Regardless of what faction you choose, there is a wide variety of units at your disposal. From rank and file soldiers to skilled archers, mounted knights, hideous beasts, devastating war machines and inspiring heroes.

The game takes place on a 4 by 6 foot battlefield (1,22 m x 1,83 m) where your miniature armies move to engage and fight each other. Taking turns each player manoeuvres its warriors, casts spells, fires weapons and fights in bloody combat, rolling dice to determine the outcome. A normal-sized game usually takes 2-3 hours to play, but you and your opponent can agree on scaling up or down to meet your own desires. The 9th Age is a game made to be enjoyed and customised so that everyone can find something to their liking, whether you’re into huge epic battles, small skirmishes, or narrative-driven campaigns spanning multiple battles over several days with your friends.

Gaming and Support Material

These products are not required for the game, but they provide resources to aid the gaming experience.