Vikings on Board coming this August from Blue Orange Games
July 19, 2016 - 11:25am
Vikings on Board is a new family weight worker-placement game from Blue Orange Games coming in August. In Vikings on Board you are trying to get the most points by obtaining goods from ships or betting on the clan who gets a majority on the ship. On a typical turn you can place your worker on several spots to do different things like take the first player marker, put goods on a ship, rearrange ship segments, adjust prices in the market, or place a bet on a ship. The interesting one in the bunch is rearranging ship segments because each segment has colored shields on it that match the player colors. So when a ship is scored, the player with a majority of their color gets to pull off goods first and add it to their score pile. At the same time, people who bet on the clan who got majority on that ship get to take their bet and add it to their own score pile. At the end of the game you will score won bets and the goods based on their price on the market, so you have to adjust prices to maximize your points. The player with the most points at the end is the winner. This was being demo'd at Dice Tower Con a couple weeks ago and will be demo'd again at Gen Con in August so you can try it out. The retail release of the game is in August as well so you will be able to find it on store shelves soon after. You can find out more about the game on Blue Orange Games' website.