Battle Merchants

Battle Merchants Cover

Economic strategy board game
2-4 players
90-120 minutes

After years of tension, the Orcs, Dwarves, Elves, and Hobgoblins are finally at war. The year will be full of conflict and battle.

This is great news to you. You’re an arms merchant. And business is about to boom.

Battle Merchants is an economic strategy game where four fantasy races fight in a fantasy world. As a player, you take the role of a weapons dealer, forging and selling weapons to the participants. You don’t have any allegiance to a single race, though the more you sell to someone, the more money they will give you.

The race that wins the game is irrelevant. The richest player at the end of the game wins.

Battle Merchants was released by Minion Games in July 2014.

Buy the game from Minion Games here.

Reviews and previews

Dice Tower’s Tom Vasel review (video)
Dice Tower’s Ryan Metzler review
TheOneTAR’s preview at Gen Con (video)
Let’s Level Up review (video)
Maggibot’s preview at Pax Prime (video)
Drive Thru’s review (video)
Undead Viking’s review (video)
Game and a Curry’s overview (video)
My overview from the GenCon 2014 BGG booth (video)
Punching Cardboard podcast (audio)
Board Game Quest’s review (text)
Cardboard Republic’s review (text)
EuroGamerGirl’s review (text)
DaveExMachina’s review (text)
Throat Punch’s review (text)


Download the rulebook here.

Download the official Kingdom Card almanac here.