Lords of Hell

The card game of unholy power struggle


Index - Background - Rules - Summary - Changes - Cards - Prints - Statistics

These games start from the 2nd edition of the game, and are mainly for funny statistics, i.e. what Devil is the most successful one. These games in current list are beta playtesting games and each game includes new players, thus no very elegant strategies have yet emerged.

Note: if you have played the game, feel free to send your results so I can add them, to get more statistical information. Please note the version used and some comments of gaming group.


# Players Missing Devils New Overlord Winner Notes
1 4 (neo) Belial, Asmodeus Mephistopheles Mephistopheles Gathering modified a bit, some other little modifications
2 5 (neo) Mephistopheles Belial Belial Some very little modifications, mainly extra attacks
3 5 (orc) Glasya Coalition of Asmodeus and Mephistopheles Baalzebub After this, tie-breaker to multi-overlords and some changes to army moves/realm capture
4 6 (orc) - Asmodeus Glasya Some modifications still needed
5 4 (neo) Belial, Mammon Baalzebub Baalzebub As side-effect, game now lasts for more turns, some little modifications to few cards
6 4 (orc) Baalzebub, Glasya Mammon Mammon and Asmodeus Nothing encountered, typo fixes
7 5 (ae) Baalzebub Asmodeus Asmodeus After this, some trading limitations added and combat round divided into even smaller parts
8 4 (ae) Belial, Mephistopheles Mammon Asmodeus After this, changes to gathering and combat, some phases combined.
9 5 (neo) Mammon Asmodeus Glasya After this, maybe some combat changes to make it even smoother
10 6 (listrake) - Baalzebub Mammon Some simplification and timing/combat fixes after this. No more looting
11 5 (dv) Asmodeus Belial Baalzebub Some little tweakings after this, like simplifying home realms and improving 2 Devils and realms
12 5 (neoae) Mammon Belial Belial Nothing encountered
13 5 (ae) Baalzebub Mammon Mammon Nothing encountered, but I will simplify combat a bit
14 5 (newbie) Asmodeus Mammon Mammon Some extra clarifications needed, as game was very slow for newbies
15 5 (ae) Belial Mammon Asmodeus Worked fine
16 5 (ae) Baalzebub Mephistopheles Mephistopheles Worked fine, but going to do some little fixes to improve rituals and ease gameplay. After this, rituals are finished during combat and hordes tabled immediately when drawn
17 4 (ae) Belial, Mephistopheles Mammon Mammon Worked excellently. Very fast games, these 2 games took only 3 hours. After these, did some modifications to Baalzebub (modified) and Mammon (a bit downgraded)
18 5 (ae) Mammon Baalzebub Glasya
19 6 (ae) - Belial Belial Took almost 3 hours to play, with one freshman. Worked fine, but I still change lots of things like victory points and Oaths
20 5 (ae) Glasya Belial Baalzebub Game took 2 hours and althought worked fine, I'm planning to do some major rework of various parts to change how the game works and where time is spent.
21 4 (ae) Belial, Mammon Glasya Glasya Test game of new turn and combat system. Did not work very well but had lots of potential. Long game, took 3 hours and was shortened. Back to drawing board. Statistics not very comparable, but added to them anyway.
22 6 (ae) - Mephistopheles Mammon New rules at second test, with some changes. Still did not work too well, took too much time with 6 players. Need to change action system. Seat of Judgement and Mephistopheles still quite overpowered.
23 5 (fr) Mammon Asmodeus Glasya 3rd edition first RL beta test! Apparently needs to change some things, like alliance forming.
24 5 (fr) Glasya Mammon Belial Second 3rd edition test. Worked more smoothly, more like little changes coming (there was some things not worth it etc.)
25 5 (fr/con) Asmodeus Glasya Mephistopheles Quick and quite well working game, although some streamlinings and victory point changes might be needed
26 6 (listrake) - Asmodeus Asmodeus Took almost 3 hours, although had training at the start. But back to the drawing board, had to still simplify things.
27 6 (ae) - Mephistopheles Baalzebub Took more than 3 hours, but had 4 complete newbies. Six player game is a bit slow, and although worked fine, some minor speeding and timing issues still to fix.
28 4 (ae) Glasya, Mephistopheles Belial Belial Took about hours, seemed to work but 4 players is a bit too few. Some little changes to certain cards upcoming.
29 5 (ae) Glasya Mephistopheles Asmodeus 2 hour game but we skipped some parts and there was little trading. In general the ideas were good but I want faster game.


Statistics from the played games, from various versions, excluding those with 2 Overlords (#3) and 2 winners (#6). Note that these statistics have very little to tell about the future as all Devils have changed during the development process.

Devil Total
Victories Overlord
Victories at
Victories as
the Overlord
as a puppet
Total times
as the Overlord
Mammon 21 52 3 36
Belial 21 51 4 26
Glasya 23 54 1 12
Asmodeus 23 53 2 35
Baalzebub 24 43 1 23
Mephistopheles 23 31 2 35
Total 27 2714 13 1427

Lords of Hell © Kalle Marjola 2001 - Last modified 10.12.2003