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VikingJarl is a fast-moving, historical strategy game about Vikings and Norse Mythology. Pillage, Trade, Conquer, and claim the Throne! Late pledge available now!
VikingJarl is a fast-moving, historical strategy game about Vikings and Norse Mythology. Pillage, Trade, Conquer, and claim the Throne! Late pledge available now!
389 backers pledged NOK 192,299 to help bring this project to life.
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Yes, we are accepting Late Pledges.

Click on the link (coming soon) to go directly to the web site. You can select ANY of the pledge levels we offered during the kickstarter, except for the "Hawkeye" pledges (all those cards are taken). So you can still get one game, 2 games, 3 games, or even 6 games, for the same prices shown (plus shipping). 

We are glad to add more Vikings to our adventure!  

Funding goal: NOK 165,000 ~ $ 19,000 ~ ‎€ 17,000  ~ £ 15,000

Since we are based in Norway, some amounts are shown in Norwegian currency (NOK), and the pledge levels may change slightly due to exchange rates. You will find shipping and delivery information further down the page.

It is the age of conquering, pillage, and trade. Ragnar Ironhand, the King of Kaupang grows old and is looking for his most suitable successor. Ragnar gathers his four children, and challenges them to leave Kaupang in search of fame and fortune in foreign lands. Whoever returns home as the most prosperous sibling will lay claim to the throne. Gather your Viking warriors and set sail, but beware the whims of the fickle Norse gods as well as your backstabbing and ambitious siblings, who are all vying to claim the throne for themselves.  

Vikingjarl is a fast-moving, historical strategy game about Vikings and Norse Mythology. 

The Vikings loved stories - the "sagas". That is why we have included real stories in the game. The histories of each key settlement, the stories of the heroes and gods, are all woven into the game. We have blended the most exciting elements of Euros, cardgames, and wargames in a excite game of plunder and glory. The game is for 2-4 players.

As a player, you begin the game as one of four Jarls (siblings), with the goal of becoming the next Ruler of Kaupang. You accomplish this by pillaging, trading, establishing settlements, fighting, and outmaneuvering your siblings (did we say "backstabbling?). Through strategic card play and dice rolls the Jarls battle each other across the game board. You must make strategic decisions and carefully manage your resources in order to get the most victory points, to have the best chance to win. If you play well, and use your Sagas wisely, and even receive some favors from the gods, perhaps you will become the next VikingJarl!   

The Sagas add drama and excitement to the game!

SHIPPING the game is being handled in a way where we are subsidizing some of the cost, to get your games delivered as economically as we can. Scroll down near the bottom of this page (past the reviews and support levels) to see our terms. For most U.S. buyers (for example) we are looking at from $7 to $11 for shipping one game. 

- The graphic design may change slightly in the final version of the game. More new and awesome artwork will be added to the Saga cards.

 We have lowered the Stretch Goals from 24K to 22K , and 29K to 27K. 

- The graphic design of the unlocked stretch goals may change in the final version of the game. 

 The game starts about 23 min. into the video. The first part is some explaining of the rules.

Norwegian reviews - Norske omtaler 

- Some of the rules, gameplay, and artwork have been changed since some of these reviews and previews were released. 

Have your face in the game, on one of the Saga cards!

Maybe you want to be immortalized as one of the Norse gods, male or female? If you chose this pledge, you can send us a picture of your face*. Then our artist will draw your face and put it in the artwork of one of the Saga cards. We have the rights to alter your face so it will fit the theme of the game and to make sure that we have enough diversity in the artwork. If we decide to change anything about your appearance we do not need explain why. 

*We will give you a deadline and instructions on how to take the  picture. You need to send the picture within the deadline we give you. If not, we cannot guarantee that you will be in the game. 

New Add-On. Realizing we will have beautiful art in our cards, we remember that some folks like to use things like this on their walls and special places. So we will offer a “Six Pack” of card art as an Add-On. Three of the cards will be art you’ve seen - minus the card info. So you will get the art used for Berserker, Vikingjarl, and the Midgard Serpent. 

Plus, you will get art cards for the three most famous Viking Gods: Odin, Thor, and Loki.  We can’t show you these because they aren’t finished yet, but they will be done by the same artist and in the same style as the box cover, and the three cards we show. The pictures of the Gods you see above, are NOT the finale Art. 

The pictures will be printed on high-quality paper, with the size being  A4 (29.7 x 42.0 cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches), and available as “Add-On” for 102 NOK, (12$, 9£ approximate). Simply take whichever pledge level you have chosen and adjust the price by the additional amount (102 NOK). Example: Dragonblood level should then bee 522 NOK. If you want two or more Six-Packs, just add the total amount. Adding the art will not increase your shipping costs (if the weight goes up, we will cover the difference.)  


The game mechanics are complete, and the artwork has been updated from our last campaign, and is almost ready. It has been blind playtested and adjusted so that every playthrough and situation is properly balanced. The reason for us using Kickstarter is that we need funds to be able to print and ship the game to you! 

The more people that pledge for copies of Vikingjarl, the cheaper they are to produce. So if we pass the funding goal we can start working towards our stretch goals. That means we can add more cool things to the game with no extra costs for you! All stretch goals will be included in every copy of Vikingjarl. 

We are forever grateful to all of you who support us!

Estimated delivery December 2019.

Like many other publishers, we will be charging shipping thru our pledge manager after the completion of the campaign. This is so we can be fair to you all since final shipping sizes are  unpredictable with a growing campaign. Plus this gives more room for us to add in features and items through stretch goals. Your address will be collected in the pledge manager in order to dispatch your pledge to the most accurate of our international shipping hubs. After manufacturing, we'll ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. 

The following are up-to-date estimates for the shipping costs per region. The costs are for 1 copy of the game (For more copies there will be higher costs). Please, keep in mind that these costs may rise depending on the evolution of the campaign (unlocked stretch goals which will increase the weight of the parcel), and due to industry-wide fluctuations in shipping costs between now and the time of fulfillment. We are using companies from the US and UK for shipping. We will ship to Norwegian backers from Norway.

  •  USA: US$ 7-11 to most states
  •  CANADA: CA$ 13-20 (US$ 10-15)
  •  UK: £ 5-8 (US$ 7-11)
  •  EUROPE: € 10-16 (US$ 11-18) for most EU countries
  •  Norway: NOK 130-160
  •  ASIA: US$ 15-30 to most countries
  •  AUSTRALIA: US$ 15-19 to most territories 
  •  NEW ZEALAND: US$ 15-19 nationwide
  •  REST OF THE WORLD (all unlisted countries): US$ 40-80 to most other countries.

We do not ship to the following countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Sudan, Syria.

If you are a retailer or own a game store, and are interested in buying multiple copies of the game, we have a Retailer Only Pledge. Minimum 6 copies of Vikingjarl + All unlocked stretch goals. Additional shipping applies. Only ships to certain countries. If you want more than 6 copies of the game please contact us at: post@sbgames.no.

If you are a distributor or importer, please contact us at: post@sbgames.no.

Risks and challenges

There are few risks involved in our project. The design for Vikingjarl is almost complete and ready to be sent to print. We will need a small amount of time for the remaining design and artwork, and we will be ready to proceed with production soon after the Kickstarter ends.

For the past year, we have been working with our manufacturer to ensure that you will receive a high quality game. Everyone who has tested our prototypes has helped us make the game good and playable. We are confident that you will be delighted with the game.

The estimated delivery times has been set as a 'worst case' scenario, in case something should happen. If we can deliver the games early to our backers (and we hope we can), it will be a bonus.

The biggest risks to this project are the things beyond our control: Production and shipping delays.

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    Viking Yule Bundle

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    Get 6 copies of Vikingjarl at a total of 36$ each (approximate) - 306 NOK each.

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    Hawkeye – God (Male)

    If you are a Male, you can have your face in the game, on one of the Saga cards!
    We have made room for 2 more cards (Gods) that can have this pledge!

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    Hawkeye – Goddess (Female)

    If you are a Female, you can have your face in the game, on one of the Saga cards!
    We have made room for 2 more cards (Goddesses) that can have this pledge!

    + 1 copy of the game.
    + All stretch goals are included.

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