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Each player has a colour-coded ship and a Viking token that progresses along the dock. You take turns to knock the ball into the barrels. The colour of the knocked over barrels determines which player tokens move forwards. This means you move other players tokens, not just your own, but you can control the order of who moves first which makes a big difference.
As your Viking token moves along the dock-track you land next to different scoring symbols. These award you coins or permission to steal a coin from other players or from a specific player. But there's a twist. You are only awarded these things when a viking has moved off the end of the dock and into the water, whereupon they are then put back at the start.
This looping scoring system leads to some interesting tactics because the current player can determine the order that things happen. You also get to position the barrels before bowling so you can make it more likely to hit just the colours you want.
The result is a simple game that's easy to see what's happening. The bowling is fun for younger players, but there are enough tactics for older siblings and parents to enjoy as well.
- Give players a chance to practice bowling.
- Go through some scoring scenarios with the tokens.
- Show how the order of token movement is important, and how to avoid other players scoring.
Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
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