Table for Two #24: Shipwrights of the North Sea

Shipwrights of the North Sea is the beginning of the Rune Sea Saga. This trilogy of board games not only give a different gaming experience each step of the way but they also work together to form one overarching gaming experience as what happens in Shipwrights spills over to the the next game (Raiders of the North Sea) and that game spills over into the finale, Explorers of the New Sea.

Focusing on the need to build up resources, pick up cards, and set up your fleet while blocking your opponent from making their plans, there’s a lot that goes into a full game of Shipwrights. Yet once it gets moving the time will fly by, and this was an outstanding game full of strategy, great rules explanation, and what an episode of Table for Two be without more than a little salt?

Shipwrights of the North Sea Playthrough (on YouTube)

Grab the popcorn – this is a long one!

If you’ve been looking for a long playthrough of Shipwrights of the North Sea, well we’ve got it for you right here. Enjoy!

About Shipwrights of the North Sea

Both Heather and Phil really like these games as the mechanics do take a little bit to pick up, but once you do they are simple with room for an amazing array of different strategies and gameplay. The artwork is beautiful and well detailed, which an art major like Phil fully appreciates, and delivers on a fun experience that is going to play a little bit differently each time.

This is a well designed game that was clearly thought out and well tested and it plays extremely well as a two player game, making it a great part of the collection whether you have a large family game night or are looking for a different game just for the two of you.

Besides, who doesn’t want to be a viking? Much less the leader of a viking raiding party?

What Phil & Heather Think

Phil’s Take

This is a really great game. It’s in-depth, yet the mechanics are simple enough to pick up fairly quickly. The fact that this board game plays as a great stand alone game but also gives boosts and bonuses on the second and third game based on how you played the first. This is a wonderfully cool mechanic that makes holiday board game season just a fantastic gaming journey!

Phil, talking about what he likes about Shipwrights of the North Sea

This is a big brain board game that is a part of a series, and we know it’s going to appeal to a wide swath of our audience, and it’s one that the other Meeples are really looking forward to getting their hands on!

The three games in the direct series (there are more additions and sequels, as well):

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