The amount of potential strategy in Blood Rage is unreal. There is a spectacular variety of routes each player can take towards victory and everyone plays differently. The battle mechanic is unique and challenging. And, on top of all of that, the minis and the art work are incredibly intricate and well designed. Although we would definitely recommend that strategy fans give Blood Rage a try, we admit that first time players will struggle. Until you understand game play, it is almost impossible to plan any sort of effective game play. We suggest a practice game first (skip the deck drafting in the first round since you're not sure what you'll want to do).