“Raiders is mounting a serious challenge as one of the best mobile board games out there.” - Kotaku
“The digital version does a brilliant job of recreating the feel of the board game. Smartly designed, with some wonderful visuals and enthralling entertainment, well worth plundering. (5/5 stars)” - Pocket Tactics
“As it stands, this is one of the best all around apps out there…. A beautiful digital implementation, the game jumps to life on your mobile device.” - Pixelated Cardboard
It's Raiding Season! Plunder your way to Viking adventure in the digital adaptation of the award-winning worker-placement board game!
In Raiders of the North Sea, players assemble a crew and outfit a longboat to raid settlements for gold and fame. Impress your Chieftain in glorious battle and win your place among the legends of the North Sea!
It's Raiding Season!
Assemble a crew and outfit a longboat to raid settlements for gold and fame! Impress your Chieftain in glorious battle and win your place among the legends of the North Sea in this digital adaptation of the award-winning board game!
The Official Digital Adaptation of the Award-Winning Board Game!
Plunder your way to adventure as Raiders of the North Sea brings the strategy and fun of the hit tabletop game to digital life!
Deep Worker Placement Strategy!
Each turn you'll harvest resources twice: first by placing one worker, and then by recovering a different one!
Use your resources to hire a Viking crew and outfit your longboat!
Send your crew on daring raids to win gold and glory!
Survive battles with the legendary Valkyrie...or honor your Chieftain in a glorious death!
Amass Plunder and make sacrificial Offerings to win!
Many Ways to Raid!
Turn-Based Strategy lets you play at your own pace!
Learn the Oars in a full tutorial that teaches you the strategy of the game!
Lead Your People in single-player games against AI opponents!
Rise to Greatness in multiplayer battles!
Patch 1.4.6 contains a fix for an issue causing Campaign progress to be reset between launches. Users who experienced this issue will have their progress restored.
Ratings and Reviews
Everything and More
I played the board game version many times and I am a fan of the game. The app replicates the game perfectly and provides so much more. The art, which is a huge part of the theme, is beautifully rendered. Even more, the attention to detail adds to the thematic value as town buildings come to life when visited by a worker, your crew has a battle cry and the ships moving along the water simply put a smile on your face. The campaign mode is very enjoyable. Game flow is smooth as the app plays faster than the board version, which is great. If you enjoy the board game, you should have this app. Looking forward to seeing expansions!
Should be 5 Stars
But it is nigh near impossible to give them feedback. The in-game feedback feature always fails with an error saying you have a problem with your internet connection. And that crashes everything in the game. So I leave it at the error message telling me about my bad net connection and go to my other online games and none of them have any problems accessing my “bad” net connection. Obviously the game does something wrong internally.
I went to Renegade games and they had 3 ways to contact them. Twitter, Instagram, and email. I do not participate in either Instagram nor Twitter for personal reasons. That left email. Great. I select it and it brings up a list of email accounts. I select my icloud account and it wants my user is and apple id to login. I am reluctant, but figure I can reset my password once I leave my password, but they try to set up a new icloud account on my ipad which of course fails. I try again and it fails again. Fine.
I then use my other email provider, giving them my id and password along with the email’s server name. They can’t connect that way either. Jeimeny Chricket!
My final try was a link to the game designer. I thought maybe I could get my feedback to him. But the link was bogus! It went to a non-existent page or a broken link. Thanks Renegade Games! This lack of wanting feedback on their part knocked my review from a 5 to a 3!
All this and I never even told you what my feedback about the game was going to be!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and apologies that you ran into this! We will take a look at the in-game feedback menu.
If you have any other feedback or questions, you can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Absolutely incredible implementation, Online Bug breaks it
Truly one of the best digital renderings of a game. Personally, Agricola is one of the best if you're looking for reference, as the world isn't just a board, but rather has actual living, moving, life-like breathing rhythm to it. Raiders is just like it, but with better art. The UI is buttery smooth, and pretty intuitive, so great job. (ok digital renderings include: through the ages, which just looks a little clunky, bad includes: scythe, terraforming mars pre-massive update)
However, not a 5⭐️ for 1 reason: somehow, a lot of the live games online fall out of sync, up to one player actually being able to finish the game while the other is starting at one player not taking their turn...when in fact, the entire game is occurring. Until they fix this, there's a 50-50 chance you're game is pointless. Considering how social gaming is, and how with iPad you can FaceTime and board game over distance, online play for digital games is really becoming hyper-critical. As soon as you fix this, this app will go in the hall of fame!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We have not heard of other connectivity issues, but will look into your report, and get back to you. If you continue to have any problems, please reach out to email@example.com with some details about your device and region and we will take a look!
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- Dire Wolf Digital LLC
- 416.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2019 Dire Wolf Digital, LLC
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