Rating: 7.2 Good
Popularity:15
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2013
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 90 minutes
Age:13+

Official Site: Stonemaier Games: Viticulture


Created by: Jamey Stegmaier, Alan Stone, Beth Sobel

Published by: One Moment Games, Stonemaier Games

Alternate Names: 葡萄酒莊園

Description:

In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success.

The players are in the position of determining how they want to allocate their workers throughout the year. Every 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 get to the job has an advantage over subsequent workers.

Fortunately for the players, people love to visit wineries, and it just so happens that many of those visitors are willing to help out around the vineyard when they visit as long as you assign a worker to take care of them. Their visits (in the form of cards) are brief but can be very helpful.

Using those workers and visitors, players can expand their vineyards by building structures, planting vines (vine cards), and filling wine orders (wine order cards). Players work towards the goal of running the most successful winery in Tuscany.

Prices:
Retail Price:$103
Amazon:$59
Ebay:$146
Expansions:
Tuscany Essential Edition
Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture
Viticulture: Arboriculture Expansion
Viticulture: Kickstarter Promotional Cards
Viticulture: Moor Visitors Expansion

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Viticulture is a worker-placement strategy game. Old Tuscany awaits your winemaking skill and Strategic cunning. You''ll plant vines, harvest grapes, age "wines, and Jill merchant orders to create the greatest winery in Italy!

Components

  • 1 game board
  • 6 vineyard mats
  • 42 vine cards (green deck)
  • 36 wine order (purple deck)
  • 38 summer visitor cards (yellow deck)
  • 38 winter visitor cards blue deck)
  • 18 field cards
  • 24 Automa cards
  • 36 mama and papa cards
  • 30 worker meeples in 6 different colors
  • 6 grande worker meeples
  • 50 grape and wine tokens (glass)
  • 6 wake-up tokens (roosters)
  • 6 victory point tokens (corks)
  • 6 residual payment tracker tokens (wine bottles)
  • 48 wooden structure tokens
  • 72 punch board lira coins
  • 1 first-player token (grapes)
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Players allocate workers and play visitors to complete various tasks throughout the seasons (each worker is placed on one action each year). In the spring, players decide the schedule their workers will follow. …



When a player plays a summer or winter visitor card, the action described on the card is taken immediately and the card is discarded, ending any bonuses granted by that card.

Visitor cards are played by placing a worker on the play summer/winter visitor card action spaces. No additional worker is required to take the action described on the card.

You may only play a visitor card if you are able to fully resolve the effect on the card. For example, if a card says that you must give all opponents each to gain a benefit, you can only play that card if you have enough lira to pay to all other players. Multiple actions on visitor cards may be taken in any order. …



Sometimes getting your gaming group together is hard, but that doesn't mean that you can't play Viticulture. These rules provides rules for playing Viticulture solitaire against an artificial opponent called the "Automa".

Object of the Game

Have more victory points (VPs) than the Automa at the end of the game, which consists of 7 years.

Setup

Set up your own vineyard as usual.

  1. Choose a player color for the Automa and place that VP marker on the win space on the victory point track.
  2. Place 1 glass token on each row of the wake-up chart.
  3. Shuffle the Automa deck and place it next to the wake-up chart.
  4. Remove any visitor cards that only give you a benefit if another player takes an action. Alternatively you can keep them in the deck and just redraw when you draw one of them.

Game Play

The game plays out season by season using the 2-player action spaces (the far-left space on each action). …



Action Space

A dashed oval where a single worker can be placed. Workers can only be placed in the current season, and each worker can only be placed once a year. Some action spaces are private- they are on your player mats or on structures you've built. Only you can place workers on your private action spaces.

Ace Grapes &.wine

Increase the value of all grape tokens on your crush pad and wine tokens in your cellar. Wine tokens cannot advance into cellars that you haven't built. …




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