Mayfair Games Caverna: The Cave Farmers
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- For 1-7 Players
- 30 minute playing time
- Tons of replay value
- Great strategy game
- For 1-7 players
- Takes about 30 minutes to play for each player
- Tons of replay value
- Great strategy game
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In this game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family which lives in a little cave in the mountains. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises. It's up to you how much ore you want to mine. You will need it to forge weapons, that allow you to go on expeditions to gain bonus items and actions. While digging through the mountain, you may come across water sources and find ore and ruby mines that help you increase your wealth. Right in front of your cave, you can increase your wealth even further with agriculture: you can cut down the forest to sow fields and fence in pastures to hold your animals. In the end, the player with the most efficiently developed home board will win the game. Play the solo variant of this game to make yourself familiar with the 48 different furnishing tiles for your cave. Components - over 300 wooden pieces for animals, resources and dwarfs - over 60 acrylic nuggets for Ore and Ruby - 16 game boards - 16 punchboards with over 400 pieces - 30 Cards - 1 score sheet - 1 rulebook - 1 appendix.
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Everyone we have introduced this game to has loved it. It is easy to pick up and learn and isn't overly complicated. But it is still a great strategy game that gets better and better the more you play it.
I would happily recommend this game to any strategy board game lover.
Of course, the complexity and flexibility has an upside too...you just don't get that upside until you have played it many times.
The components are excellent quality and there are LOTS of them. In part this is because the design of the game is such that you need more components and boards for larger groups. If you are playing with 2 or 3, you will end up leaving most of it in the box. By the way, the box is super heavy because of these components, and they just BARELY fit back in. Most of the time gaming companies leave too much empty space in the box in order to make the game seem larger on the shelf. This game uses an uncomfortably small and flimsy box to make itself seem more manageable.
The game has enough in common with Uwe's other farming games that if you have played some of those you will pick this up pretty quickly.
This game doesn't feel as heavy as LeHavre, which is my favorite game, and not as tension-filled. I don't have analysis paralysis while playing Caverna, nor do i have brain burnout or a need to analyze my gameplay for 15 minutes afterwards. It feels much lighter than LeHavre or even Fields of Arle, another great game by Uwe.
I highly recommend the game because it is just fun and the solo game is excellent.
The game is fun once you pass that hurdle. I highly recommend a Plano box to store the components. It makes set up and play so much faster than fishing through all the bags they initially send.
Also expect to spend at least half an hour cardboard punching before your first play through. There are just so many pieces! Lots of nice high quality wooden and plastic pieces as well.
You also need lots of space. All the action and room pieces take up a fair amount of space, plus all the pieces for wheat, vegetables, all the animals, weapons, money, etc. plus everyone has their own game board. It's not a small game.
As for actually using it all - Gameplay is fun and every turn feels meaningful. You often have very difficult choices regarding what to do next as each can lead you down a different path to victory (or defeat!)
Needing to feed your dwarves also means each additional worker needs the required resources, which means that just because you have more workers and can thus take more actions doesn't mean you will win. Each action still needs to be maximized and thought out and part of some overall strategy.
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