“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!

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

* Fixed bug where some challenges could get stuck
* Fixed bug where players could not get correctly pulled into a multiplayer game when it starts

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

Turn it ,

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 with some details about your device and region and we will take a look!

GrandPunkRailroad ,

Great Implementation of a Smart Worker Placement

I like the fancy graphics and the smooth drag and drop gameplay. The challenge mode was well done. The A.I. in normal mode gameplay could use a scalable difficulty as it’s a bit easy. Haven’t tried the pass-and-play yet, but glad to see it!
I’d like an easier way to see what each of the cards held in hand does, I can’t figure out how this can be done without “fake” playing the card and then undoing the action.

w1ckedjuan ,

Fantastic and Faithful to Board Game Version

Raiders of the North Sea is one of my very favorite board games and the app version is a faithful and accurate recreation. The gameplay is top notch, and the art, animations, and transitions are super smooth and immersive. One minor issue seems to be picking up and dragging workers was sometimes difficult - but it looks as though the developers have already addressed this issue in a patch.

Can’t recommend this game enough, and love that I can take it wherever I go!


Dire Wolf Digital LLC
403.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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