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Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(176 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(30 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(52 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
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Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Vikings
Alternate Names
Vikingové
Wikinger
Wikingowie
Викинги
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Vikings is a fast economic game. Despite the nominal "Viking" theme, no actual exploration or pillaging is involved.

The resources in the game consist of coins and several types of ship tiles, island tiles and meeples. In each of 6 rounds, a random set of 12 tiles and 12 meeples becomes available. Players take turns buying and placing pairs of meeples and tiles. There is no direct player interaction, only indirect contention for resources during the buying phase.

The most unusual aspect of the game is the pricing wheel, which pairs meeples with tiles and sets their prices.

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Components:

  • 1 game board with wheel
  • 8 player markers (2 each in ivory, orange, light brown and brown)
  • 1 start player figure
  • 4 player bases (homeland)
  • 4 scoring summaries
  • 45 coins (10 x 10 gold,15 x 5 gold and 20 x 1 gold coins)
  • 1 cloth sack
  • 78 wooden vikings (13 each in the colors blue, yellow, green, red, black, gray)
  • 76 tiles (62 island tiles and 14 ship tiles, among them 4 start tiles with different back-side graphics)
  • 25 special tiles for the »progress version«
  • rule booklet
  • extra page with progress rules

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English second edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Year: 2014
Product Code: ZMG 71340
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.88 inches
2.50 pounds
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Release Date: May 21, 2014
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French first edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Year: 2014
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Release Date: 2014
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English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: 655132003148
Size: 12.52 x 8.94 x 2.80 inches
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German first edition
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Artist: Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: 48159
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
2.43 pounds
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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17 SoloPlay_Vikings_v1.pdf
File contains SoloPlay rules to be able to play the game Vikings in a solo environment. This variant employs an interactive AI as a competitor. The special tiles are used to enhance the play and to achieve the maximum variety in your games as possible. You won't see every tile in any one game. There are 3 game level options integrated into the rules so that as you get better you will be able to make the play more challenging. A setup and scoring example are included at the end of the rules to help in explaining a couple of the core mechanics in this variant. Setup: 5 minutes / Playtime: 45-60 minutes This file is #49 in the SoloPlay series. More SoloPlay game files available here on the Geek can be accessed from the following Geeklist:...
English
2014-07-17
8 Vikings Reminders.pdf
Once, when teaching Lancaster after not having played it in ages, I made a critical error that I didn’t discover until after the game. I said never again and since then I make a “Reminders” sheet for all of my games. The intent was not to cover all the rules but to make note of those little things that can be forgotten. Most of the Reminders start with the set-up and ends with the end of game conditions and scoring. I print them on cardstock and trim away the excess, making an easy to use sheet. They are also a good framework to use when teaching the games. If you click on my user name, then click on Contributions, then go down to Files you can check out my Reminders for all of my games. Enjoy.
English
2014-06-22
1 Scoring in Vikings - Portuguese language
Scoring rules in Vikings (Portuguese language)
English
2013-09-19
3 Player Aid in polish (1xA4)
Pomoc gracza w jezyku polskim (1 strona formatu A4). Obejmuje wylacznie wariant podstawowy
Polish
2012-09-03
7 Vikings Legend by Liumas
Illustrated list of the Viking types in the game. 2 on a page, or 1 on a page to save on ink, take your pick. [ImageID=2369635]
English
2012-04-20
7 Vikings Brief by Liumas
Complete rules on a small double-sided sheet. Also a single-sided sheet for anyone without duplex printing – fold it in half if you like, exactly the same otherwise. Fits in the box either way. Main game, not the progress auction version. [ImageID=2369634]
English
2012-04-20
34 Rules reference 1 page (fold in half)
A complete rules reference for Vikings. Print out and trim the edges. Fold in half and glue the halves together. Red colored text applies to the Progress version. Blue colored text applies to the basic game.
English
2011-04-16
26 Reglamento Vikings castellano maquetado v. 1.0
Reglamento Vikings castellano maquetado igual que el original, aun es mejorable pero no me veo capaz. Traducido del original en castellano.
Spanish
2010-07-19
82 Vikings Rules (English) pdf
English rules for Vikings (pdf)
English
2009-07-18
12 Reglas para el juego Wikinger en castellano
Reglas en castellano para el juego Wikinger/Vikingos
English
2009-07-05
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