Tactical board game tabletop

When you enter the Ortus arena, you enter an inspiring game where strategists engage each other in intellectual battles. You are a cunning warlord, craving for intensive short mental combats and becoming the best. With the Ortus tabletop tactical board game, you can play against your friends at home, or in the cafeteria. You are enjoying a nice cup of coffee while you temporarily escape from the real world into a mystical oriental warlord era. The unique combination of game mechanisms, that are easy to learn but difficult to master, give you a unique game-experience within a 1vs1 turn-based resource management setting.

Challenge your tactical skills with friends and play the tabletop version of Ortus!

The story of Ortus

You and your friend fill the seats of two celebrated warriors. Both Lord now to one of the two ruling Houses and bitter rival of the only person you can call your equal: each other.

For decades your lives have been closely matched. Seemingly mirrored careers that through struggle and sacrifice have led you both to hold the highest considerable position of power and status.

Having challenged your lifelong rival to a stand off, you lead a band of handpicked warriors to the fabled arena of Ortus, The World’s Core.
This landmark is believed to have held the very essence that created this world.

Here lies the source of the first raging energies that fed the prime elements. It is here that the world found its origin and is teeming with raw energy. It is this energy you must harness and wield to your purpose.

Through your warriors you will strive to best your opponent. Deeply disciplined in one of the elements, each warrior takes in the surrounding energy and channels it to fuel their unique strengths. In this hour the balance of power will finally be upset.

Make it in your favor.

Ortus tactical board game - Weapon Design - Earth2
Ortus tactical board game - Weapon Design - Fire text
Ortus Arena strategy board game online -How to use your Water Warriors effectively
Ortus tactical board game - Weapon Design - Wind

What's in the box of Ortus tactical board game


  • Ortus has two arenas to play on
  • There are two types of rule sets: the apprentice game for a gentle learning curve and the master game to get a real challenge
  • Four types of warriors for both players: earth, wind, water and fire
  • A glass energy marker and a wooden guide
  • Rulebook that is in English, German, French and Dutch. We also have a Spanish one online.

Interested? Buy the tactical board game Ortus tabletop here!