Vikings is a gem among games with lighter weight and shorter playing time. Players each compete to build the best tableau of islands, invading ships, and viking-eeples by purchasing tile/meeple combos in a marketplace. Very much like being a proud viking warrior? No, but still a very entertaining and stimulating game.
This game has such a unique feel to it. I love the mechanics and strategy of the game. Basically you buy an island tile and its corresponding viking, place it on your base, and score points for having the longest island, most islands, etc. and the vikings give you points and gold. Excellent game. Enjoy!