In the Valley of the Vikings, the annual barrel bowling contest is taking place. Now courage, skill and risk-taking are required so that the players use the ball to knock down the right barrels, and cleverly position their Vikings on the dock. But the player who ventures too far and is first to fall in the water goes away empty-handed. The player who captures the most gold coins wins!
1 large Viking Valley game board (to be pieced together from 7 parts), 8 Viking flags, 4 Viking tokens, 1 cardboard bat, 4 ships (each to be assembled from 4 cardboard sections), 1 bowling ball, 24 gold coins, 4 wooden barrels, 1 rulebook
What our testers said
“I have learnt about Vikings, they look just like this in real life.” – Boy aged 8
“I have courage, skill and willingness. I can be the best Viking.” – Girl aged 9
What our experts think
This Viking-themed board game is easy to follow and encourages turn-taking and strategic thinking. Simple board games like this are great for helping children to understand winning and losing and also encouraging them to work together which helps their social development and communication skills.
We also found that the game got some discussion going about history and communities as the children discussed what they already knew about the Vikings, as they had been learning about them in school.