From app game to tabletop, Vikings Gone Wild provides an innovative deck-building experience, gorgeous graphic design, and stylized artwork, and the game has already earned a Dice Tower Seal of Excellence. The viking theme is delivered with plenty of beer, gold, combat, and Norse mythology. Players will be constructing buildings, producing resources, attacking monsters, and raiding other players’ villages as they compete to gain the most victory points by completing personal objectives and pleasing the gods.
Item Code: LKY001
Releases April 12
Each player begins the game with a predefined deck of ten cards containing basic beer, gold, and viking cards. In addition, players begin with personal objective cards, dealt randomly, that will reward them for completing certain minor tasks, such as spending a certain amount of gold in one turn. Whenever you complete an objective, draw a new one to replace it. The drawn objectives increase in difficulty over the course of the game.
Vikings Gone Wild follows the normal deck-building structure of players adding to their decks, drawing five cards each turn, and reshuffling their discard piles into their decks as necessary. In addition, it combines the two major card-acquisition methods: a rotating center row and several stacks of common cards that are always available.
The main addition of the game, however, is the concept of building cards, which enter play directly when purcahsed and provide ongoing benefits. For example, these buildings may produce the beer and gold resources or store surplus of those resources. These building cards can also be attacked by other players, though you may have saved a defensive card in your hand to stave off the attack.
Overall, Vikings Gone Wild provides a thorough deck-building experience that offers plenty of options and is still relatively simple to understand. The inviting graphics and artwork serve to make the game that much more accessible.