The Giant Map Mat is a beautiful enhancement to the 878 Vikings game. This beautiful, full color, high definition map of England comes on a fabric top with a rubberized backing that grips table surfaces. The Giant Map Mat is an excellent addition for those who prefer more elbow room at their gaming table, or for those who just love massive, beautiful maps!
878 Vikings is an area control game in which 2 - 4 players play as the invading Vikings or the English nobles who are trying to withstand the invasion. Viking players control the Norsemen Viking freemen and the fearless Viking shock troops known as Berserkers. The English control the King's Housecarls and the landholding Thegn noblemen.
Players for each side work together in order to coordinate their strategies. The English start the game controlling all of England, but then the Viking players invade from the sea to strike deep into English territory! Players decide when to end the game by calling for the Treaty of Wedmore. The team controlling the most cities by the end of that round wins the game.