Board Game Geek Rating: 5.67
Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 8.052
Players: 1 to 4
Content Notes: Kickstarter Collector's Edition (including all stretch goals) of Everdell board game. Includes core game plus 10 card legends expansion, 15 extra cards, 30 metal tokens, 6 rat workers, 20 wooden occupied tokens, upgraded 8-sided die, and UV spot coated box and gold foil gallery slipcase. Please note: unless otherwise stated paid add ons from the Kickstarter Campaign are not included.
Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?
- A board game for 1-4 players, only 20 minutes per player
- A detailed world realized through stunning artwork
- Streamlined worker placement
- Rewarding tableau-building with over 45 unique card types
- Clever "Season" mechanism for gaining new workers
- Simple to learn gameplay with satisfying depth
- Unique resources: twigs, resin, pebbles, and berries
- Eye-catching table presence: round board and three-dimensional tree that houses the 128-card deck (tall enough for sleeved cards)
- Variable setup--each game is unique
Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement.
On their turn a player can take one of three actions:
a) Place a Worker: Each player has a collection of Worker pieces. These are placed on the board locations, events, and on Destination cards. Workers perform various actions to further the development of a player's tableau: gathering resources, drawing cards, and taking other special actions.
b) Play a Card: Each player is building and populating a city; a tableau of up to 15 Construction and Critter cards. There are five types of cards: Travelers, Production, Destination, Governance, and Prosperity. Cards generate resources (twigs, resin, pebbles, and berries), grant abilities, and ultimately score points. The interactions of the cards reveal numerous strategies and a near infinite variety of working cities.
c) Prepare for the next Season: Workers are returned to the players supply and new workers are added. The game is played from Winter through to the onset of the following winter, at which point the player with the city with the most points wins.
--from the publisher
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