Set in the latter years of the Viking Age, players in Explorers of the North Sea are ambitious sea captains seeking out new lands to settle and control. They`ll need to transport their crew among the newly discovered islands to capture livestock, construct outposts, and fulfill various other goals. So ready the longships, there`s new horizons to explore!Gameplay OverviewEach player starts with 7 Vikings and a Longboat on a shared, central Island. From there players will place tiles and begin to venture out to the newly discovered Islands. Proceeding clockwise from the starting player, each player takes their turn in full. On their turn, players first place 1 of their 3 tiles, expanding the game board. They can then take up to 4 actions (any number of the following):Load LongshipUnload Longship + Deliver LivestockMove Longship + Destroy an Enemy ShipMove Vikings + Raid a SettlementTransport LivestockConstruct an Outpost (costs 2 actions)After taking their actions, players draw a new tile to their hand, ending their turn.End of the GameThe game ends immediately after the turn where the player holding the Winter Token has no more Tiles in hand. This should be exactly 48 turns (there are 48 Tiles). Victory Points are gained from:Delivered LivestockConstructed OutpostsDestroyed Enemy ShipsRaided SettlementsViking DeathsControlled IslandsCaptain CardsThe player with the highest total is the winner!