Board Gaming with Historians: Vikings

In the first of a new video series, we discuss the myths and realities of Viking life. 

History Today | Published in 28 Oct 2015

Noticing a correlation between the board gaming renaissance and the large number of games with a historical theme, we're pleased to present the first episode of Board Gaming With Historians: an expert discussion probing key epochs of history through the medium of cardboard.

In the first episode, we play Vikings, a tile-placement strategy game designed by Michael Kiesling in 2007, in which Dr. Rory Naismith, early medievalist at King's College, and Dr. Kate Wiles, History Today contributing editor and medievalist, dispel the myth of horned Norsemen and uncover the secrets of buried Viking treasure.