Stardew Valley: The Board Game
Stardew Valley: The Board Game is a cooperative board game which includes the likes of farming and friendship. The board game is based off of the well known Stardew Valley video game by Eric Barone, and the gameplay follows a similar storyline to this.
You must work together with all of your fellow farmers to save the Valley from the nefarious JojaMart Corporation… In order to do this, you are going to need to farm, fish, friend and find all kinds of different resources to fulfil your Grandpa’s Goals (which you will find out when you play the game) and restore the Community Centre. 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 main goal of the game is to complete Grandpa’s Goals and restore the entire of the Community Centre, 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.
This game is not to be played as a quick and easy game! It is a game made to challenge you, and though it may get easier as you learn the rules, it is still meant to be played as an experience of depth and replayability.
Playing Time: 45-200 minutes