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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While not quite as thematic-feeling in this one (yet still thematic, if you think about it), this game has two ways that each side can win the game.

The controlling Viking player then can play a Movement card (see previous Action Point for details) and move not only this army with the Leader but any number of allowed armies the appropriate amount of spaces, as shown on the played Movement card. Incongruously the rule book states that it is the year 865 however there aren’t many people who could split such small hairs or understand the nuance between the years 865 and 878. This is a game that will definitely be sticking around for the long haul in our collection and has finally given me the Viking experience I’ve been looking for in board games. At 15mm you can tell that they’re soldiers carrying axes and spears but beyond that, the detail is a bit lost. Replay value also is limited in that unless players move on to the advanced game, there’s little to change the experience from game to game.It never feels grand or epic in scope, and you rarely feel clever about something you did unless you had the luck of drawing a useful card. When playing as the English, I always feel dread as I see the huge Viking armies taking city after city, but also anticipation as I see opportunities constantly presenting themselves.

If a leader has no friendly units left on his card or in the Shire he’s in, he is defeated and removed from the game. I was stuck with all these movement cards and wasn’t getting any events to help swing things in my favor.

A leader army can use remaining movement after the battle, but an army without a leader ends its movement where the battle occurs.



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