|Players:||2 - 5|
Shipwrights of the North Sea is set in the early years of the Viking Age, circa 900 AD. As Viking shipwrights, players compete to build the greatest fleet on the North Sea. Players must collect oak, wool and iron, as well as getting other craftsmen on board to help. Gold is a precious commodity, and must be spent wisely. As you would expect, the township is filled with an array of characters, bad and worse. Better hope they're on your side!
Aim of the Game
The aim of Shipwrights of the North Sea is to be the player with the most Victory Points at the game’s end. Points are gained by constructing various Ships and Buildings. The game ends after the round where 1 or more players constructs their 4th ship.
The game is played over a series of days (rounds). Each day follows the same pattern:
Morning Phase - Planning (Each player receives 3 cards)
Afternoon Phase - Working (Players take actions and play or discard their 3 cards)
Evening Phase - Resting (Players receive Gold and Workers for the next day)
Wonderful game that plays well as a separate game, or as the opening of the north sea trilogy. Contains great art work, and requires careful management of resources/workers to be successful. Having said that, its easy to pick up, and fun to play.
Also comes with an appendix on the actual Viking ships in the game, a nice touch for anyone interested in Norse culture!