EMPIRE OF THE NORTH – 6 clans presentation – Mackinnon

Pots full of gold, savings under the pillow, in the garden, and the bank of course! Clan Mackinnon has been all about gold and wealth from the start. In the first versions of the deck, there were more restrictions concerning how banks work, but with every test, we simplified them until the current state – you can keep your resources in the bank and every round you can collect interest! Every round, banks collect more riches and every turn this deck becomes more powerful. If you play against them, I recommend reaching 25 points as soon as possible and quickly end the game!

When playing as Mackinnons, you have to remember that you can’t assign the Gold tokens to the cards to replace other resources. Designing that deck, and balancing different bank branches, we chose very knowingly which banks would gather Resources, Goods, or just Gold. Don’t confuse these keywords or your deck will spiral out of control!

When playing as Mackinnon clan, you won’t have much at first – treat the first few rounds as investments, which will eventually pay off with a good interest! When your Banks are full of various goods, it is time to gain points!


We are bookworms. Movie maniacs. Story addicts. We grew up reading Tolkien, Howard, Herbert, Dick, Lem… We were watching Willow, Blade Runner, Never Ending Story, Robin Hood…

And yet, we don’t write books… we don’t make movies. We don’t make those things, because we make games. We make games that tell stories.