Viticulture Essential Edition Board Game
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- For 1-6 players
- 45-90 minute playing time
- The essential edition includes the second edition of viticulture along with several elements from the original Tuscany expansion pack
- It contains 154 cards at the 44x67mm size and 78 cards at the 63x88mm size
- Includes 36 Mama & Papa cards, 18 Field cards and and 24 Automa cards
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In the game, you find yourself in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany, where you've inherited a meager vineyard. You'll have a few plots of land, an old crush pad, a tiny cellar, 3 workers.and the dream of owning the best winery in Italy. Your job is to allocate your workers and helpful visitors to complete various tasks throughout the year. Each season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There's competition over those tasks, and often the first worker to arrive at each one has an advantage over the rest. Using those workers and visitors, you can expand your vineyard by building structures, planting vines, and filling wine orders as you work towards the goal of owning the most successful winery in Tuscany. The essential edition includes the second edition of Viticulture along with several elements from the original Tuscany expansion pack, hand-picked by famed designer Uwe Rosenberg. These include Mama & papas, fields (properties), various visitor cards, & automat (solo variant).
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This particular edition of Viticulture is different from the second edition in that it also includes the following modules from the Tuscany expansion box, which weren't included in the first or second edition of the game:
1. Mamas & Papas expansion
2. Property expansion
3. New/Advanced Visitors
4. Automa Solo variant
The summer and winter visitor cards are a new mix, that include selected new and advanced visitors from Tuscany. There's also a couple of relatively minor rule changes.
So why is this such a great game? Here's what I love about Viticulture:
a) The theme - You're planting grapes, harvesting them, crushing them to make wine, fulfilling wine orders, building structures on your vineyard, giving vineyard tours - all of these things make good sense on the level of both theme and mechanics.
b) The components - There's beautiful artwork on the main game board and individual player mats, and when you add in the unique wooden structures, workers, and glass tokens, it all adds up to a wonderfully produced package.
c) The visitor cards - The element of card-draw ensures that each game plays out differently, while still ensuring that you have different options.
d) The flexibility - While growing grapes, making wine, and fulfilling contracts is often part of a winning strategy, it's certainly not the only way to earn points, and the different paths you can take to victory are well balanced.
e) The mechanics - The game has a lot of very interesting mechanics, such as the wake-up track which determines turn order, and the way worker placement works over two different seasons and with the grande worker.
f) The structures - The different structures available for purchase during the Summer not only look pretty, but give you different options for long-term strategy.
g) The tension - I really appreciate how the different ways of scoring points means that a player's position in the game isn't always measurable, and a player can come from behind by scoring a large amount of points in the final round.
h) The length - A game of Viticulture typically takes around 30 minutes a person to play, which is exactly what I look for in a medium weight game.
i) The weight - I'm a big fan of medium weight games that tend to the lighter side, similar to Stone Age in weight, and that's exactly the category that Viticulture falls into.
j) The two player game - Like many other people, while I enjoy multi-player games, I'm always on the lookout for a good game that I can also enjoy on occasions when it's just me and my wife at the gaming table, and Viticulture works very well with just two players.
k) The friendly gameplay - I don't care for nasty games, so I'm glad this game was designed to be competitive without being cut-throat. The worker placement part of Viticulture ensures there is good interaction without it becoming unpleasant.
l) The expansion elements - Not all the Tuscany expansions were popular, so this Essential Edition of Viticulture effectively gives you the best ones; they are certainly among my favourites. Especially the revised visitor cards are excellent.
If you're looking for a pleasant worker placement game for 2-6 players in the light-medium weight category, one that features solid mechanics, a strong and convincing theme, wonderful components, and can be played in 60-90 minutes, then Viticulture is a must-buy. It really evokes something of being on a vineyard, growing grapes in a quest to make and sell wine, while at the same time offering a strategic challenge. Viticulture is easily one of my favourite games, and this is a fine edition. - EndersGame @ BGG