Academy Games, known for their excellent and historically accurate games, is Kickstarting their latest offering, 878 Vikings – Invasions of England. This is an area control game similar to their other war games where the invading armies of the Vikings are striking at the heart of England. The game plays 2 to 4 players with one side being the English nobles defending their country, and the other side playing the Vikings trying to pillage the countryside. You will play cards to move your troops, invade different areas or the board, build forts, or place out more troops. After a while players will have the option to call for the Treaty of Wedmore, which will end the game, and whoever controls more land at that point will be the winner.
The Kickstarter has flown through the stretch goals unlocking more cards, miniatures for the armies instead of cubes, wooden card holders and more. They are also offering multiple add-ons you can pledge for in the form of their other games, expansions for 878 Vikings, and limited edition figures. Needless to say if you are interested in historical games, or games featuring vikings, check out their Kickstarter page today.