Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 8.17
Players: 2 to 5
Content Notes: Kickstarter Edition of Landmarks & Architects Expansions for Villages of Valeria Board Game by Daily Magic Games. Includes Landmarks Expansion, Architects Expansion, Big Box to store core game, and all unlocked stretch goals. Please note: unless otherwise stated paid add ons from the Kickstarter Campaign are not included.
The Deluxe custom tokens you receive with your pledged rewards will not be included in the retail version of the Landmarks expansion. That version will have wood block tokens.
In 2016, the Villages of Valeria in a Deluxe Box that could hold everything made at that time, even with sleeved cards. In 2018, the expansion ideas outgrew the Deluxe Box. The Landmarks expansion with a Big Box, especially for card sleeves.
The VOV Big Box has 206mm of card storage, that's 1.75x the capacity of the Deluxe Box, and it features 8 token wells that should accommodate event the fussiest organizers.
So, what does Landmarks bring to Villages of Valeria? The primary new mechanic is a new follow opportunity called "Build A Landmark".
With Landmarks, if you cannot or choose not to follow the lead action, you can build a landmark as your follow action.You simply discard a specific card from your hand and, based on the resource icon at the bottom of the Building card, you take a certain landmark token and place it on your castle card. For example, discard a Building card with a Food resource at the bottom to establish a Silo as a Landmark in your village.
Landmark tokens do not count as Buildings, but at the end of the game, the player with the most of each type of Landmark will earn victory points! For each set of all five different Landmarks you've collected, you'll gain even more victory points.
The Landmarks expansion also comes with new Adventurer cards that trigger on the Landmarks you've collected, new Building cards to grow your village with cool new powers, and all-new Architect cards to award hidden end-game bonus points!
Increase your Landmark holdings, leverage the new Buildings, attract the new Adventurers, and show your rivals what a proper village looks like!
A final note about solo play: The Villages of Valeria base game supports solo play and the new Landmarks expansion contains 49 cards that will meld with the base game and support solo play (assuming all the stretch goals are unlocked). However, the new "Landmarks" mechanic itself does not support solo play. It requires at least two players because much of the mechanic depends upon the brinkmanship of players trying to outmaneuver each other in the acquisition and mix of landmark tokens.
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