I’ve recently become obsessed with this board game, largely because of the number of options available throughout the game. It’s probably my favourite worker-placement game at the moment (May 2019).
We really recommend that you buy the Norwegians expansion, as the extra islands and increased viability of animals really balances the game nicely. We also bought the mini-expansion that adds 2 additional islands, but that’s optional.
I’ve written the following pages about the game: