878 Vikings: Invasions of England
Designers: Beau Beckett, Dave Kimmel, Jeph Stahl
Artists: Jarek Nocoń, Steve Paschal
Publishers: Academy Games, ASYNCRON games
The Vikings of Norway and Denmark have been raiding the coasts of England for many years, with the aim of conquering its land and settling there. The kingdoms of England are aware of the invasion that is to come, but they have been divided and are not ready for the attack that the Norsemen are about to launch.
In 878 Vikings, you may take control of the invading Vikings or the English nobles who are defending their land. If you choose the Vikings side, you can be part of the Norsemen Viking freemen or the fearless Viking troops, the Berserkers. For those of you who choose the English side, you may play as the Housecarls, the King’s household troops or as the Thegns, the regional noble leaders, while you may also call for the help of the peasant levies, the Fyrd.
On either side, players work together and coordinate their strategies and movements. The game ends when the Treaty of Wedmore is called, and the side that controls the most cities on the map wins the game.
Will you go for riches and land as a Viking or would you rather defend your kingdom and Christendom from the Norsemen that are coming?