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The Struggle for Zorn: The Red Blight

The Struggle for Zorn: The Red Blight

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"The Struggle for Zorn: The Red Blight" is a 1-5 player semi-cooperative fantasy war game. Players are tasked with defending the Kingdom of Zorn from an ancient menace. Will the kingdom stand united? Or will it succumb to division and darkness? The choice is yours...

AVAILABLE NOW | From Hermann Luttmann, Fred Manzo, and Ryan Heilman

Players collectively represent the various Houses of the Kingdom of Zorn, and these Houses have joined together to defeat the existential threat of the vile Red Blight. The Red Blight is an evil entity that has just launched an invasion of peaceful Slumbering Troll Valley, the northern-most province of the kingdom. The monsters of the Red Blight are now holding the citizens of the valley hostage and have absconded with the province’s valuables, treasures, and vital resources. The Houses have been summoned by King Rufus V of Zorn to launch a Royal Crusade to free the valley and rid it of this blight.

The game’s players will each control a Commander, a Magic User, and a House Army, made up of various types of military units. Each player attempts to defeat enemy units and capture Treasure Tokens, and by so doing earn Glory Points. The player scoring the most Glory Points will be awarded with the title “Hand of the Crown” and win the game. However, players must cooperate and assist each other as well. If the Red Blight achieves certain conditions, all the players lose the game, regardless of their situation or amount of Glory Points.

If players can stave off The Red Blight’s attempt to exploit the valley for four full days, the monsters will lose access to the malignant power that sustains them. If this evil has been successfully thwarted, peace and freedom will be restored once again to the valley and one of the intrepid Houses will gain the ultimate royal reward. Will you become Hand of the Crown, Sire?

TIME: 1-4 Hours
AGE: 14+


  • 1 22 x 34" Inch Map (Canvas)
  • 231 Game Counter Pieces
  • 14 Standee Pieces
  • 27 Player Cards
  • 15 Player Boards
  • 3 Player Aids
  • 1 Rule Book
  • 50 Cubes (in blue, orange, yellow, purple, and green)
  • 13 Dice (3d6, 3d8, 3d10, 3d12, and 1d20)


Game Designers: Hermann Luttmann, Fred Manzo, & Ryan Heilman
Game Development: Ryan Heilman
Game Art: Tawa Abiwa, Patrick Gomes, Ryan Heilman, & Ilya Kudriashov
Game Production: Blue Panther LLC

Copyright 2023.
Published under license by Blue Panther LLC.

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Explore The Red Blight

Unboxing The Game (Video)

See what's inside "The Struggle for Zorn" with Hermann Luttmann, a designer behind the blockbuster title. Luttmann describes the dice, the counter sheets, and the various paper components.


Unraveling the Game Map (Video)

Discover the magnificent canvas map with Hermann Luttmann. Luttmann explains the locations, land markers, and general set up.


How to Play the Game (Video)

Luttmann demonstrates how the first turn is played. He goes over the rules, the battle units, and the co-operative nature of the game. The video contains thirty minutes of in-depth explanation.