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The Viking Stronghold Eketorp on the Baltic Island of Oeland needs a strong fortress against enemy attacks.Obtain the precious materials, protect your castle walls and be the Viking chieftain with the most valuable castle at the end of the game.
|By||Oridyne||From||Staffs in United Kingdom|
This is a game with Vikings. This is a well made game with lovely components, as expected from Queen Games, players compete to build their Castles the winner is the first to build all 18 bricks or the highest scorer after 10 rounds. Each turn a material card is turned over and the resources placed onto the board, players then secretly place their viking on their boards selecting where on the main board they want them to go. After everyone has decided they reveal their choices simultaneously then place their vikings on their chosen areas. Where there are enough resources for each viking those resources are allocated out, where there is not enough the vikings fight for the spoils which is done by selecting a numbered card from your hand highest card winds. After completing the fight the loser places his viking in a hospital square equal to the difference between the two cards, the players then swap cards placing them next to their castle.
When a player runs out of cards they pick up all their exchanged cards from the board. Players can also lay siege to other players castles aiming to remove bricks from their walls. This is an important option to try and slow another players progress.
I liked this game but I have to confess having read the box and looked at the pictures I envisioned a more complicated game then I got, that said it is enjoyable and certainly a very good filler game that is easy to pick up and run with.
|By||Hopuk||From||Lancs in United Kingdom|
|The object of Eketorp is to use your vikings to build a fortress by gathering resources, and this game uses some of my favourite game mechanics, secret deployments, hand management and simultaneous selection.
Briefly, each round resources are set out, then each player secretly sets out their vikings behind a screen to choose which resources to go for, even resources that other players have previously added to their fortresses!
Surviving vikings then get to take back to their fortress the resources they have won to build into their fortress, which earns points at games end. Gameplay here is quite unique and for that alone its worth having in your collection.
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30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours
8 to adult
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