Catalyst Game Labs is looking for a few, good playtesters. Do you want to be one of the first to try out their new card game Vikings: Longships, the new fast-paced bluffing game based on the History Channel TV series? Well, Catalyst would like to hear from you. Just send them an e-mail with a paragraph or two stating why you’d be a great playtester for their games. They’ll pick out those who they think are the best fit and send you the materials. Simple as that.
From the website:
The Icelandic Sagas sing the tale of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrook who sailed west to raid England and alter European history forever, setting off the Viking Age. Based upon the award-winning hit History Channel TV show, Vikings: Longships allows you to play as the captain of a longship.
Make your offerings and prepare for battle, for only the viking with the most fame wins!
Players take on the role of viking captains raiding the western lands with their new longships. Vikings start at home in Kattegat and will move across open seas and raiding settlements, all the while engaging in combat with the locals and potentially traitorous viking rivals. Above all else, Vikings value fame and fortune gained during these viking raids.
Each round players will secretly make offerings from their viking horde for the four phases of viking life – sailing, fighting, raiding, and feasting. Resources come in five generic types, but have specific and variable uses according to their assigned locations. During each phase, players will simultaneously reveal their intention for that action phase. The final round of play begins when any of the longships reaches the finish space. The captain with the most prestige at the end of the game wins.
Vikings: Longship is a strategy racing card game with hand management and bluffing elements that plays in roughly 15 to 45 minutes (depending on scenario) and is intended for 3 to 5 players, ages 10 and older.