When the barrels start rolling in the village of the Norsemen, all the Vikings want to be involved, big and small. Outside the village the longboats are ready for the booty to be loaded on board. In the middle of the village the barrels are waiting. The object is to knock down the barrels with a big bowling ball – but you need good aim, as there is a dock at the top of the village. The colour of the barrels you knock down determines whose player token will be moved where. Ideally you will get a reward but if you’re unlucky and fall off the end of the dock into the water, you’ll get nothing, while all the other players will score. “Tal der Wikinger” is an exciting game of plunder where all you need is a bit of skill to get stuck in. The tactical thinking you’ll need when you’re jostling for position on the dock gets easier with more experience and it guarantees long-lasting fun.
Everyone will want to play, not least because of the picture perfect game components. And of course everyone knows how to bowl: there’s a sense of pure joy when the barrels are sent flying. You can learn the specifics of the game as you go along. And if you miss the target this time, you won’t feel frustrated just eager to start another round. The designers Wilfried and Marie Fort have created a game challenging both players’ dexterity and their tactical thinking, a combination which is as innovative as it is unique.