The game was a blast. We had great fun. The basic game is 4 player but we played with a 5th player expansion set. Simple mechanics but a much more complex strategy involved in gaining glory and winning battles. The game has cards to modify combats, go off on quests and do other stuff. There's a wonderfully unique way of dealing out cards to each player at the start of a turn (essentially you get 6 cards, keep 1 and pass 5 on to the player on your left. This process is then repeated; keep 1 card and pass the rest on, until you build up a deck of 6 cards).
Each player commands a group or tribe of nice minis, and the can recruit more. Movement and combat is fairly simple, and actually winning a combat may not mean you gain the most glory (a glorious death means you can steal 'glory' from the winner of the combat). All combat deaths go off to Valhalla and are resurrected next turn. Each turn - it's only a 3 turn game - a piece of land is destroyed as Ragnarok approaches, so there's slightly less to fight over. Each turn a new and more powerful set of cards is dealt to each player. In our game, we had 3 players tied for first place.
Here's the table from my perspective. The game card for my faction, the girls of the snake clan, is at the bottom. The red bar in the middle is 'rage' point and these are used to do stuff. Extra cards go at the top, and the red, blue and grey circles are where you mark your increase in figures and stuff.
Do you see the dirty big troll with the hammer in the middle. Well - the first time he enters play he kills everyone in that area. Full stop. After that he's less strong. Bah humbug - I lost several minis in my faction when he arrived. In the top right of the picture are other monsters that can come on - there's giants, a sea monster, dark elves and dwarves.
Here's the table at a later turn, and more from above. Very nice looking game. The 'glory' track is around the outside, and at this point, green is in the lead and my yellow faction is second.