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Vendel to Viking

Regular price $69.00 USD
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PRE-ORDER SHIPPING IN Q4, 2022, as long as we reach the minimum print run number by May 25th. (Changes in dates may occur.) 

 

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Legendary achievements during the Viking era prelude! 

Game designer: Jon Manker

Artist: Madeleine Fjäll 

Complexity: 3

 

Description

Vendel to Viking is the first board game being launched in the partnership between World Book and Ion Game Design.  For more than 100 years, World Book has been the world’s premier reference source, and stands for trust and expansive knowledge covering almost every subject imaginable. 


Designed by ION's lead game designer Jon Manker, Vendel to Viking is the stand alone prequel to Pax Viking that endeavors to immerse players in the 250 year Vendel period of Nordic culture prior to the Viking era (550 to 800 CE). Each turn represents an entire generation as your family competes against others to collect the strength you need to emerge as one of the leading families during the Viking era.


Vendel to Viking and Pax Viking can be played as a campaign. The end state of Vendel to Viking will interface with the starting state of a game of Pax Viking. Because of this, Vendel to Viking contains a few new Pax Viking components. These can also be used in Pax Viking regardless of if it is played as a part of a campaign.


Vendel to Viking is available for preorders from March 15th, 2022 until April 15. During this pre-sale period, Vendel to Viking is offered at a 10 USD discount (MSRP 79 USD).


The first 1000 orders will also receive the two promo packs "Vendel to Viking promo pack 1" and "Pax Viking promo pack 2" for FREE (a 16 USD value).


You can also order Vendel to Viking Metal Coin pre order price 19 USD (MSRP 25 USD) If you order both it is a 32 USD discount, 88 USD (MSRP 120 USD)

HOW TO PLAY

You represent a family. Each turn is one generation long and you seek to include the best formidable persons in your family as you evolve from generation to generation. You place family members on the map and use them for accessing effects in various locations, for worker actions or for elevating them into a formidable person. When elevated the family member is linked to a character card taken from a market and moved to an achievement tree. The Character goes to your family board and both the presence in the achievement tree and on the family board affects your family’s opportunities onwards.


The first to hold two Future-level achievements in the achievement tree wins. If no player manages to do so before a set number of turns, the one with the most points wins. 


WHAT IS IN THE BOX

Rules

  • Rulebook (The one you are reading) 

  • Player aids (Rules summary for when you know the game)

Boards / Trays

  • Map board

  • Achievement board

  • Formidable market board

  • Family boards

  • New Jarlboards for Pax Viking

  • Map overlay placard for Pax Viking

Punchouts

  • Silfr

  • Achievement action markers

  • Turn marker

Cards

  • Venture tiles

  • Formidable person cards

  • New Pax Viking tiles

Wooden Components 

  • Healers

  • Crafters

  • Warriors


EXTRAS

Viking territories themed trip with Ion and RPG Travel


Design diary by Jon Manker