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3 − 8
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Best with 4–6 players
Recommended with 3–8 players
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13 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Beer & Vikings
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A few viking warriors sit at a table in smoky long hall, talking and bragging about war axes, women and pillages. Beer flows freely, but not even the cellars of Byggvir, the God of Beer, could quench the thirst of Nordland's greatest warriors. Servants run for cover, knowing full well where all this is going. Suddenly an eerie silence fills the common room. On the table, only one full cup remains. Who will get the last drink? Not a single step back is allowed to the warrior who wishes to enter Valhalla. One single thought in everyone's mind: may Fenrir eat the sun, that beer will be mine! All vikings laugh at the thought of death, draw their war axes, joining the fight at the call of "OOOODIIIIIIIIIIN!"

In Beer & Vikings you are a fierce and thirsty viking warrior, willing to do anything to get the last cup of beer. The winner is the most drunk viking – in game terms, the player who has collected the most beer drink counters – at the end of the sudden death round.

Be wary, though, for drinking too much will dull your wits and mastery with the war axe. Each drink of beer prevents you from using one of your resources, be it a weapon, an item, or even your personal skill! You must always be wary not to drink too much or you risk becoming a defenseless sot in the hands of your enemies. On the other hand, you will be able to burn up some of the beer you have drunk to obtain significant bonuses which may well save your life. Show yourself as the wise warrior you are and balance your strategy with care, not burning up too much beer, thus finding yourself in the rear at the end of the game, when the cup is empty and the sudden death round begins. Those who will succumb to their enemies' blows won't be eliminated from the game, but will become Spirits of Loki, the thirsty god of evil, and team up with the other Spirits to attack the living, aiming to steal their beer. Raise your glasses (and your axes)!

Beer & Vikings introduces 112 brand new cards! including a new type of cards called "Valhalla" which provide you a strong ability during the match – but to obtain them you need to kill an opponent. Thus, to gain this power you must generate a vengeful spirit first. Be careful when you follow the Valhalla way...

Beer & Vikings, a board game for 3-8 players about war axes, blood and beer, is both a standalone game and an expansion for Sake & Samurai.

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  • 120 cards (30 Events, 42 Weapon/Items, 12 Interrupts, 14 Minions, 10 Valhalla, 4 Location, 8 Reference cards)
  • 8 Vikings boards
  • 8 Berserk counters
  • 24 Step counters
  • 20 Beer drink counters
  • 1 Beer Mug (build-it-yourself origami)
  • 1 Italian rule book
  • 1 English rule book
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Beer & Vikings
English/Italian first edition
Publisher: Albe Pavo
Artist: Jocularis
Year: 2012
English, Italian
Release Date: Oct 20, 2012
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0 Czech rules BEER&VIKINGS
Rules for the game BEER&VIKINGS in Czech language in PDF with original format and illustrations Pravidla pro PIVO&VIKINGOVÉ v češtině v PDF s původním formátováním a ilustracemi
2 Beer & Vikings Supplementary Play Aid
An aid I put together to help remind me of key points of play and general game flow. Intended as a quick and concise supplement to the rulebook. Feedback and corrections are encouraged!
4 Beer & Vikings unofficial Card Descriptions V1
This unofficial supplement for Albe Pavo’s “Beer & Vikings” is an attempt to provide a helping sheet for a better understanding of the cards in the game. Questions and answers to the cards given by Albe Pavo (Publisher) and Jocularis (Designer)are also included. Published with kind permission from Albe Pavo. If you find typos or other errors (as english is not my mother tongue) please tell me via pm so I can update the file.
0 Spirits&Warriors: BIRRA&VICHINGHI Regolamento completo - ITA
Regolamento completo di B&V in italiano. Può essere utile anche per Sake&Samurai!
9 Spirits&Warriors: BEER&VIKINGS complete rulebook
final version of the Game rules - ENGLISH
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