Board Game Quest takes a look at Vikings in their latest review article.
From the review:
Draw a tile and place it on the table…place a wooden figure or “meeple” on the tile…score and repeat. Does this sound familiar? If you’re a fan of Carcassonne or other Carcassonne-like games, it should. However, in this review we are not building roads, cities, farms, and cloisters in the French countryside. Today, our meeples wear pointy helmets and can take on one of six roles, depending on their color. The tiles we draw only have two features on them: water and islands. This is the world of Vikings, a game originally released by Hans im Glück (and distributed in the US by Rio Grande Games) in 2007. It has long been out of print and has been very hard to find in recent years. However, it is scheduled to be reprinted and re-released in May 2014 by Z-Man Games, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to revisit one of my favorite games, explain the game play and give some of my thoughts on it. Read on!
Vikings is a tile placement and auction/bidding strategy game by Michael Kiesling, for 2 to 4 players ages 10 and up, and plays in about 60 minutes. Vikings plays best with 2-3 players.