The Shield of Achilles

Daniel Ballabas

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The Shield of Achilles
The Shield of Achilles

The war at Troy has been waging for 10 years now. Achilles, hero of the greeks prepares to avenge his dear friend Patroclus. In order to do so, Achilles' mother, the goddess Thetis ask the help of Hephaestus (you), blacksmith of the gods to create a new shield for him.

During the course of the game, you will craft the famous shield depicting scenes of ancient greek life. Your objective is to score more points by crafting the shield than the points on your discarded dice by the end of the game. These discarded dice values represent the scrap metal that Apollo steals away from you to create arrows for Paris, who is destined to kill Achilles.

The game was created for the 7th Roll & Write contest at BGG, where it came 3rd in the Most Innovative Mechanic category.

Feedback from the contest:
""Really neat idea. Fun to play and frustrating in a good way!""
""There's more strategy to it than I initially thought"" 
""I felt like I was crafting something which was cool!""

Watch the How to Play video:


  • Players: 1
  • Ages: 12+
  • Length: 30 Minutes


  • Publisher: Daniel Ballabas
  • Designer: Daniel Ballabas
  • Art: Daniel Ballabas


  • Page count: 5
  • Components: Rulebook (3 pages), 1 gamesheet, coloured and low ink versions versions
  • Additional components needed: 1 Pen/Pencil, 4 markers (eg. small cubes, buttons), 3 pcs of 12 sided dice

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