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Stardew Valley: The Board Game Released

Game Information

Publisher
Players
1 - 4
MSRP $
55.00
Year Published
Genre
Release Date
February 23, 2021
There Will Be Games

Build your farm, grow crops, and explore Stardew Valley.

A cooperative board game of farming and friendship based on the Stardew Valley video game by Eric Barone. Work together with your fellow farmers to save the Valley from the nefarious JojaMart Corporation! To do this, you'll need to farm, fish, friend and find all kinds of different resources to fulfill your Grandpa's Goals and restore the Community Center. Collect all kinds of items, raise animals, and explore the Mine. Gain powerful upgrades and skills and as the seasons pass see if you're able to protect the magic of Stardew Valley!

The goal of the game is to complete Grandpa's Goals and restore the Community Center, which requires you to gather different types of resources represented by tiles. You have a fixed amount of turns to accomplish this. This is driven by the Season Deck of 20 cards, one of which is drawn each turn to trigger certain events. Cooperatively the players decide each turn where they will focus their individual actions and place their pawn in that part of the Valley. Using their actions, they visit specific locations, trying to gather resources to complete their collective goals. Actions include things like: watering crops, trying to catch fish, rolling dice to explore the mines, and many more. When the Season Deck is exhausted, the game ends.

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Stardew Valley can be purchased at the Stardew Valley Shop

Note: Stardew Valley: The Board Game sold out almout immediatly upon being released. A second print run has been announced, with the expection that the game will be avalible for purchase Q3 2021.


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ubarose's Avatar
ubarose replied the topic: #319721 25 Feb 2021 16:12
This game was announced and immediately sold out.
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jason10mm replied the topic: #319730 25 Feb 2021 16:43
Meh, you could just play agricola and a hand of Love Letter between turns :p
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #319733 25 Feb 2021 17:10
My spouse and I played a ton of this, so I will wait to hear some trusted reviews but might get it as a gift.

It makes me a little elitist. I am automatically skeptical of outside the industry, especially from the video game world, board game designs. I would never buy one sight unseen. They can end up good (like that game by the League people) but I'm not buying someone's trash "never designed a board game but check out our license!" designs.

I've played some of the trash fires that my nephew buys because they're related to his favorite license. Ugly stuff. He has fun with it, I'm not going to say anything about it, but it's just another version of normie people being subjected to bad designs that has been going on for 50 years.
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ubarose replied the topic: #319736 25 Feb 2021 17:34
I believe one of the designers designed a Gamewright card game. I don’t know if that makes the game more promising or less promising.
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Ah_Pook replied the topic: #319747 25 Feb 2021 18:48
I read through the rules, and most of the actions seemed to be roll some dice and hope. It looked like it would probably be fun, but not fun enough to buy blindly before seeing more about it. Then it sold out, so I don't have to worry about it for a while anyway. It did make me want to play the video game again if nothing else.
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Ah_Pook replied the topic: #320378 11 Mar 2021 12:48

Ah_Pook wrote: I read through the rules, and most of the actions seemed to be roll some dice and hope.


boardgamegeek.com/thread/2616801/stardew-valley-against-grain

Lots of rolling dice and failing to do anything useful, with barely any way to mitigate the luck. Yea.
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #320380 11 Mar 2021 12:53
Yikes man. I hate that these are the games video gamers get. It's a real bummer for our hobby that video gamers get this novelty horseshit and go "ok, that's what board games are."

Exploding cats etc.
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ubarose replied the topic: #320393 11 Mar 2021 13:46
I've heard from a few board gamers who are also Star Dew Valley fans, that they enjoyed this game. However, I will wait to see what they think of it in a few months, once the shine is off the apple, which will likely coincide with the second printing being available.