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Leviathan is an asymmetrical 2-player "micro" game.




Leviathan is an asymmetrical 2-player "micro" game, which offers a dynamic tactical battle at sea with a mere 18-card deck. The cards themselves are the playing pieces, and movement is measured out in real space on any flat surface. ​ Inspired by Herman Melville's famous literary nemeses, one player controls the fearsome Moby Dick and a pod of whales, using hidden movement to elude the opponent, who controls the whaling fleet of Ahab and his crew. Moby Dick prevails by destroying the whaleship Pequod, while Ahab won't rest until the white whale of his nightmares is slain. ​ Leviathan offers players a simple set of rules but a rich wargame flavor in about 15 minutes and is highly portable. This is a great piece of introductory level naval combat for both new and experienced players across the age spectrum, and a wonderful homage to two of literature's most notorious monsters.


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Average Rating 3 reviews
Publish Date April 24, 2019
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info Leviathan web site

Why buy this?

"There is a good deal of tactical depth to keep you coming back for more. There's big action in this little package."

  • Move your cards around the table as in a miniatures game.
  • Whale cards move face-down, concealing Moby Dick's location.
  • Ahab can deploy new boats as the game goes on.

Greg Loring-Albright

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.


See It In Action

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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