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AC Valhalla: Is There an Orlog Dice Game in Real Life?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been winning hearts all across the globe. The Vikings-bases role-playing epic is being dubbed as a breath of fresh air in a franchise that has often underdelivered — especially in recent years.

Valhalla takes lessons from all its predecessors — famous and infamous ones — to give users an experience to remember. From a revamped combat system and improved treasure hunts to exciting mini-games and intuitive looting — Valhalla guarantees hours of unadulterated exploration and fun.

Today, we’ll talk about one excellent addition to Valhalla — a mini-game that has managed to hook users for hours on end. Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the Orlog Dice Game in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

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What is Orlog Dice Game?

As the name suggests, Orlog, at its core, is a dice game. However, the game is hardly as easy as a routine game of chance. Think of it as Yahtzee on steroids — fun, risky, and addictive. You can challenge a non-playable character in a pub to a game of Orlog and try to win “God’s Favor.” If you come out of a game of Orlog unscathed and win their “God’s Favor,” then you can carry it over to your next game of Orlog.

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How is Orlog played?

Orlog isn’t a game that can be chalked out using words — it needs to be played and felt. However, if you’re only looking for the gist of it, the description below should work just fine.

Each player starts with 15 HP stones and roll 6 dice with different images on them — melee attack, ranged attack, melee block, and ranged block. Each player gets three turns and can choose to “lock” any of the attacks/defenses they draw. The opponent then responds by rolling and “locking” in a response.

After the three rounds, every blocked and unblocked attack is shown and the players are given the chance to use their “God’s Favor.” After everything is set in motion, the dice start to perform the actions inscribed on them. The last person standing — other would have their 15 HP exhausted —  wins the game of Orlog.

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Is there a real-life Orlog?

Orlog is a fictional mini-game developed by Ubisoft, especially for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. There’s no other game that matches Orlog, point by point. However, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t taken inspiration from other games out there.

As mentioned, Orlog, to some extent, resembles competitive Yahtzee. The game isn’t as graphic, for sure, but it can bring out the competitiveness in you. If you don’t want to invest in a physical Yahtzee set, consider checking out its online iteration here.

If you’re looking to hit as close to home as possible, there’s this insane digital card game called Hearthstone. It’s a battle/strategy game that doesn’t involve a steep learning curve and can be played for free. Additionally, if you get super good at it, you can even become a competitive Hearthstone player and earn real money; just like that.

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Will Ubisoft release Orlog separately?

As of now, Orlog is only a part of the great Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. However, given how popular the mini-game has gotten, we won’t be surprised to see Ubisoft giving the game more attention. It could feature in the future Assassin’s Creed games, at the very least, while a standalone — or DLC maybe? — release could also be on the cards. Still, since Ubisoft hasn’t made any announcements, don’t hold your breath for a standalone Orlog experience just yet.

Sushan

A mediocre engineer hoping to do something extraordinary with his pen (well, keyboard). Loves Pink Floyd, lives football, and is always up for a cup of Americano.