Academy Games | 878 Vikings Invasion of England 2nd Edition | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2 to 4 Players | 60 to 120 Minutes Playing Time

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Academy Games | 878 Vikings Invasion of England 2nd Edition | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2 to 4 Players | 60 to 120 Minutes Playing Time

Academy Games | 878 Vikings Invasion of England 2nd Edition | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2 to 4 Players | 60 to 120 Minutes Playing Time

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It is this discussion space with your other team member that allows this fast-paced game to breathe and enhances the overall experience. Because of the length of the game, it’s not one we’ve played back to back (nor do we anticipate doing so). The real advantage you have is that the Vikings will most often invade an area where you did not place extra units.

A full game usually lasts at least 5 rounds, so you should not be too concerned about losing cities at the start of the game. Cut into the foams are tailor-made compartments where you can safely accommodate everything from miniatures and Viking Ship Tokens to dice, card holders and battle cards. If the English players are defending, they draw a Fyrd card and bring that many Fyrd units into play in the shire where the battle occurs. And that mechanic means players need to be on their toes with their strategy to be prepared for any options.I prefer to use these extra moves to block the paths of the Viking armies and force them to fight extra battles in areas that may not have cities. This is the game I’ll grab when I have a War of the Ring itch but don’t have the time to play that game. If someone can handle the rules-complexity of Risk and enjoys the direct conflict in that ‘game’ then 878: Vikings can provide a much more rewarding experience in a much shorter time with marginally more rules.

Cities and towns have garrisons of units, but much of the countryside shires are barren of military force. Once drawn, the appropriate figures are placed on the card drawn and the Leader token is placed next to it. After battling, if Vikings occupy a City Shire and no English units are present, the Vikings take a Viking Control marker from the lowest space on the Victory track at the bottom of the board and place it on the City Shire.The defending player then takes dice from each unit’s pool, up to the number of those units in the battle, and rolls them (Ex. Despite my son enjoying the game and asking to play it again, I am a bit disappointed that he has not experienced it with 4 players yet. I love Academy Games (and any other publisher that does) for allowing designers the space to add some context to the game they’ve designed. Now I have the following games that scratch a similar itch: a war of whispers, war of the ring, root, and inis. I hope that you have enjoyed these Action Points on this great game and I hope that you get a chance to try it out for yourself.



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