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nathan hayden
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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9
Aug 2007*
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Beautiful hand made game with fun unique mechanics.
2015-01-27
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Frank Bradshaw
United Kingdom
Horsham
West Sussex
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9
Dec 2007*
A complete surprise of a game when I first played and knew I had to get it for the family. And the first game was a complete success!
2007-12-08*
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william riley
United Kingdom
Wigan
Lancashire
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9
Mar 2010
played twice first with 5 people then 3(plays better with more players),everyone enjoyed playing this game and are looking forward to playing again.I think this is going to be a club favourite.Highly reccommended.

Update Keep playing and keep enjoying,This is a good game.
2010-03-27
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Matthew Oberholtzer
United States
Snellville
Georgia
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9
Dec 2009*
Not good for repeated plays, but an excellent game that combines simplicity with a battle of wits. Also, it's the most family-friendly viking themed anything I've ever seen.
2009-12-16
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Alison Arantes
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
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9
Jul 2010
Bought on Variantes (Paris).
Too long.
2015-07-29
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Bharath Agraharam
United States
San Francisco
CA
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9
Feb 2011
Taught by Board Game Club at Zephyr Cafe
2011-02-09
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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9
Apr 2014
Very nice high interaction game that plays in a reasonable time, about 20 minutes per player.
2014-04-06
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Joe J.
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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8.717
May 2008*
Played one time, but so far the initial response to this one has been very positive. Lots of player interaction, quality components, and just plain fun will keep this one in regular rotation.
2008-05-08*
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Angelo Porazzi
Italy
Milano
Unspecified
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8.5
Oct 2007*
Essen07, on caravan http://warangel.it/ES7.htm
Liked everything about this simple and interactive game.
The Board illustration is one of the best ever.
2007-10-24*
Fabio Formiga
Brazil
Fortaleza
Ceara
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8.2
Dec 2010
Excelente jogos de locação de trabalhadores onde os jogadores escolhem secretamente onde mandaram seus viking: disputar, recolher em suas fontes naturais ou atacar os fortes dos clãs adversários. Um dos melhores jogos para 6 jogadores.
2013-06-20
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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8
May 2003*
The game is good fun for 4 or 5 players as there is little down time, competition for resources and a game that progresses well to its conclusion. The usual dB style components (foam backed pieces) work well in forming the walls.
2003-05-05*
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Mats Blohmé
Sweden
Simlångsdalen
Halland
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8
Nov 2007*
I just have to like this game, as I've worked at five of the six Iron age forts on Öland depicted on the board.
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2010-08-25
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Joseph Cannon
England
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
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8
Nov 2007*
Lots of fun, and the bits look great.
2007-11-25*
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dave boulton
United Kingdom
etchingham
E. Sussex
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8
Feb 2008*
blind deployment for limited resources, recycled combat cards, fort building in darkages scandenavia (sweden?) simple and fun with very nice pieces, carefully protect good resources or concentrate on getting as much rubbish as you can to finish quickly for the 5 bonus points, ifn you have an awful combat hand talk to thor and take a chance on getting better ones (wasn't Odin the norse god of war?) a very fun, simple, fast(ish) playing, quiet cheap game worthy of any collection
2008-02-17*
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Carlos Robledo
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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8
Apr 2008*
I really like this game. Little bit of groupthink, little bit of hand-management. I have never seen a game likr this one.
2008-04-20*
Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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8
Aug 2010
Cool Viking fort building game! I had my eye on this game for years until I finally found it on clearance at Cardhaus and snatched it up.

It's got simultaneous action selection in both the placement of workers and as combat resolution, so if that's not your thing, stay clear. I like it though. The combat mechanic is especially clever since you trade cards with your opponent after battle. So if you lose a lot of battles early, you're likely to win some later.

We have added a ridiculous Swedish flag-adorned Viking hat as a starting player token. Starting player wears the hat!

2010-12-12
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maarten lecleir
Belgium
Stabroek
Belgium
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8
Feb 2013
Complete.
Played with 6 players and the variant that each player gets 3 grass, 1 wood and 1 clay to start with. Game ended in round 9 by one player with 18 bricks who finally won with 42-32-32-24-21-19.
2013-02-09
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Larry Kruger
United States
West Allis
Wisconsin
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8
May 2008*
Lots of player interaction and a nice card exchanging mechanic from the battles. Some battles are worth the loss in order to gain the other player's #6 card for a future, higher value battle.
2008-05-11*
Francois Petitclerc
Canada
Verdun
Quebec
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8
Mar 2009*
I own the DB Spiele version which suffers from really basic component quality. The game however feels just right in the Queen version though, and the material is excellent. My 5 player game was tension filled and I wouldn't want to play with less than that as the game centers around conflicts. The way the combat cards are cycled is pretty neat.
2008-05-12*
Brian Moore
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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8
Oct 2008*
Really enjoy this resource collection game. It's a lot of fun for 3 to 5.
2008-05-19*
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Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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Dec 2008*
A couple of 3/4 player games (Queen edition). Secret deployment of your viking warriors to gather resources, raid other players' villages or defend your own. Good fun out-guessing your opponents. Nice card-swapping mechanism.
2008-06-27*
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Get up, get up, get up, get down, fall over.
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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8
Jul 2008*
Trickier than it looks at first. Maybe too much second guessing for my taste but very enjoyable non-the-less. Swapping combat cards after each battle made for some balancing and quite a lot of added spice.
Martin Bell
United States
Santa Clara
California
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8
Jan 2009*
The game has many interesting rhythms. You must adjust your strategy based on how many vikings you have this turn, vs how many your opponents have, how powerful your cards are, and the attractiveness of various targets. The chaos level is just right for a game of this theme and length. Finally, it rewards viking behavior. I won my first game by launching raids on all of my opponents on the last turn, and leaving no one home to defend the fortress.
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Jonas Björklund
Sweden
Lerum
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8
Jan 2009*
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A game which is foremost for those of us who like games with high interaction between the players.
This is a main feature in the game.

The game gives you a high ability to screw your fellow players.
So maybe best together with people you know that likes this type of games.
I had a big smile on my face after the first game I played.
I like interaction a lot in games.
2014-06-18
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Christopher Seguin
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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8
May 2011
This is an interesting game with unusual mechanics. Players secretly determine their actions, then all reveal them simultaneously. It is a nice blend between worker placement, hidden decision making, and "take that" battles (that are easy and simple to resolve). The battle system is very straight-forward, and well balanced. A very fun game that I will try to get to table as often as possible, especially since it plays up to 6.
2008-10-07*
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Nick Allen
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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8
Oct 2008*
What fun! Outstanding with five players. Lots of chaos with the secret meeple placement and the ensuing fights due to it. Love the storming of the castles as well. Probably not the proper game for people who hate conflict but as long as your players understand this is a slug fest with a lot of pick on the leader to it, it's a blast. Looking forward to playing this one again in the future.
2008-10-10*
Bruno Lambert
Belgium
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8
Jan 2012
This game is very good (8) because of how easy it is to play in groups that are not really gamesavy.
2013-11-09
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Greg Clensy
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
Aug 2012
After waitng for two years to find a sale price on this one I finally snagged it and now I kick myself a little for having waited.

This is my kind of game - secret action selection combined with action drafting (worker placement) and the ability to mess with people (and be messed with).

There is a ton of bluff and double-think so I understand why others are turned off. I like the luck introduced by dice and card draws and metagaming as long as the game is fast and fun. I think it is fun looking over the board deciding if you will be competing for building materials, defending your fort or attacking another's (or a little of each). It all depends on what you think others will do based on their position and needs.

This kind of interaction is great fun to me.

I expect my rating to stay the same or increase.
2012-08-20
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Carl Patten
United States
St. Paul
Minnesota
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8
Nov 2010
Nyar, viking theme is appealing, plus I get a kick out of everybody having to heal up between battles.
2011-02-24
David Turner
United States
Dallas
Texas
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8
Apr 2011
Fun, death and destruction.

Keep your guys out of ICV (Intesive care for vikings).
2011-04-09
Osadnik Osadnik
Poland
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Mar 2012
fast, coll, funny!
2011-05-01
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Emilio De Sousa
Spain
Algeciras AKA: 'Arjesiráh'
Cadí
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8
Nov 2012
GRAN JUEGO! Vikingos dandose piñas! Que mas se puede pedir.
Solo funciona con minimo 4 players. Aunque lo optimo y mejor, son 5 o 6 players.
2013-01-02
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Bess A.
United States
Euclid
Ohio
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8
Jun 2011
I have to play it again to be sure, but this might be one of my favorite 6-player games. Blind simultaneous worker-placement is a head-trip.
2011-06-02
Immanuel Gadaczek
Germany
Niedernhausen
Hessen
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8
Oct 2011
Nice, new gaming mechanics. Can get very complex.
2011-11-01
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Craig Evanson
United States
Belgrade
Montana
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8
Nov 2011
Vikings fight over resources and raid each other's castles. The pairing off for fights and hospital queue make this a great, fun game.
2011-11-06
Daniel Portugal
Brazil
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8
Dec 2011
Uma luta entre Vikings. Eles lutam para conquistar tijolos para construir seus castelos. Pode haver batalhas épicas e saques. Estratégia com um pouco de sorte. Os Vikings feridos vão para o hospital e se recuperam a cada turno. Jogo animado.
2012-02-22
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Mark L
United Kingdom
Belfast
Northern Ireland
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8
Oct 2012
A very fun and quite clever little game of beating the crap out of each other (vicariously) and nicking building materials!

A game for when you want something silly and just entertaining, with some thought and strategy but not too much. And honestly, who could fail to love viking meeples (with historically inaccurate horned helmets!)?
2013-04-04
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Gus
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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8
Oct 2012
Good guessing game. The card exchange mechanics is great. I've had lots of fun playing this game.
2012-10-07
Andrew Taylor
England
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
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8
Sep 2013
A truly fantastic game.
The rules are nice and simple. The board is good, the artwork is good. The meeple's are shaped well.

I truly loved this game, I think the atmosphere would be different in a more serious group of gamers but as it was, we all had fun and a huge laugh.
2013-03-20
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"Keep Flying, Keep Flying, Keep Flying..."
United Kingdom
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
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8
May 2013
Eketorp presents itself as a Euro when in actual fact it stands much closer to Ameritrash.

The game is a combination of resource and card management coupled with blind placement and high screwage.

Our games tend to be virtual Viking wars where very few viking pieces are usually left to take actions with from turn to turn. This coupled with the high amount of strategy involved makes for a satisfying and highly replayable experience.
2013-05-27
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Máté Kovács
Hungary
Budapest
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Jul 2014
Fun party game.
2014-11-23
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Byron Brown
United States
Tallahassee
Florida
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8
Jan 2015
Very different game... viking theme, but a very simple mechanic..definitely replayable
2014-04-19
Mike n Phyllis Snedeker
United States
Nevada
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8
May 2015
Fun stuff. Balance between protecting your fort & raiding your opponents is excellent
2015-05-07
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Monte Milburn
United States
Junction City, Oregon
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7.9
Apr 2009*
Good game I like this one too.
2009-04-03
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Iberic Ham
Spain
Madrid
Alcobendas
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7.9
Nov 2011
Fighting all the time¡¡ Funny tactic game
2011-11-08
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Luis Botero FLY 46070
United States
Doral
Florida
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7.9
Jan 2014
Good fun game, mixing multiple mechanics towards a clear goal, good up to 6 players, easy enough but deep strategy, has some limited control mechanism to slow the first players, is fast enough to play in 30-45 min with 3 players.
2014-01-02
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Henrik Schunk
Germany
Cologne
NRW
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7.75
Nov 2011
Interesting bluffing game (both in terms of placing the meeples as well as during fighting). I can see how this game may fall flat if people become annoyed at backstabbing and random attacks but if you get into the spirit of crazy viking attacks and so forth, this is something for you.
2011-11-06
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Chris R.
United States
Unspecified
Missouri
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7.701
Oct 2008*
I think the game has some interesting possiblities for solo and team play. I liked Stone Age, but after playing that I wanted to kill or be killed, and this game certainly provided a bit of actual interaction. I would have preferred a dice modifier to the battle cards, but the battle card system seemed okay for a light Euro-type game such as this. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation and Dungeon Twister use similar battle card systems that I despise, but this one felt less card-counting, exacting, and chess-like and thus more fun. I'm also generally not a fan of simultaneous guessing games like Hoity Toity and Pirate's Cove, but this one seemed to click for some reason.

Additional: Remember to keep some Vikings at home so they don't all get wiped out the first round and needed to spend lots of time recovering in the hospital.
2008-06-10*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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7.6
Jan 2010
A good under-appreciated Euro improved with better components. I have the original and the Queen/RGG versions.
2010-01-26
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Herald Claeys
Belgium
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7.6
Oct 2011
Essen 2008
2013-11-26
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