Visit from the Rhine Valley: Viticulture Exp.

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Viticulture: Essential Edition is one of the most-loved worker placement games in existence. Published by Stonemaier Games, Viticulture is known for its top quality components. It’s also loved for its pleasant theme of making wine in a Tuscany setting. Visit From the Rhine Valley is a small but mighty expansion for the base game. Visit From the Rhine Valley is a deck of 80 Visitor…
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Viticulture: Essential Edition is one of the most-loved worker placement games in existence. Published by Stonemaier Games, Viticulture is known for its top quality components. It’s also loved for its pleasant theme of making wine in a Tuscany setting. Visit From the Rhine Valley is a small but mighty expansion for the base game. Visit From the Rhine Valley is a deck of 80 Visitor Cards. These cards are the same size as the cards that come in the base game of Viticulture. These Visitors work in a similar way – you acquire them in the same fashion. You can collect them by visiting certain worker placement spots on the board. Or, you could pick some up depending on your order in the Wake Up track. The original Visitor Cards offer points that bypass the wine-making process. But not in Visit From the Rhine Valley! The difference here is that these cards drive the focus back towards your wine business. These cards return the theme of winemaking to the forefront. Designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Tido Lorenz, you’ll take delight in trying out yet more new strategies. To enjoy a different variant of the Viticulture experience, you should keep these Rhine Valley cards separate from the default visitor cards. It’s a bit like mixing your drinks – it’s not recommended! You shouldn’t mix them with the ‘Moor Visitors’ cards, either. (That’s another Viticulture expansion with even more Visitor Cards). Which visitors from the Rhine Valley will you welcome into your Italian vineyard? Player Count: 1-6 Players Time: 60-90 minutes Age: 12+

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You Might Like

  • Added variety to the core game
  • More thematic focus on wine making
  • Increase positive player interaction

Might Not Like

  • Can't be integrated with the core set
  • No major new mechanisms added in to the game
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Viticulture: Essential Edition is one of the most-loved worker placement games in existence. Published by Stonemaier Games, Viticulture is known for its top quality components. It’s also loved for its pleasant theme of making wine in a Tuscany setting. Visit From the Rhine Valley is a small but mighty expansion for the base game.

Visit From the Rhine Valley is a deck of 80 Visitor Cards. These cards are the same size as the cards that come in the base game of Viticulture. These Visitors work in a similar way – you acquire them in the same fashion. You can collect them by visiting certain worker placement spots on the board. Or, you could pick some up depending on your order in the Wake Up track.

The original Visitor Cards offer points that bypass the wine-making process. But not in Visit From the Rhine Valley! The difference here is that these cards drive the focus back towards your wine business. These cards return the theme of winemaking to the forefront. Designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Tido Lorenz, you’ll take delight in trying out yet more new strategies.

To enjoy a different variant of the Viticulture experience, you should keep these Rhine Valley cards separate from the default visitor cards. It’s a bit like mixing your drinks – it’s not recommended! You shouldn’t mix them with the ‘Moor Visitors’ cards, either. (That’s another Viticulture expansion with even more Visitor Cards). Which visitors from the Rhine Valley will you welcome into your Italian vineyard?

Player Count: 1-6 Players
Time: 60-90 minutes
Age: 12+

 

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Player count: 1-6 players Play time: 60-90 miuntes Designers: Tido Lorenz & Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games

Visits from the Rhine Valley is an expansion to the successful wine making worker placement game, Viticulture. Viticulture is a one to six player worker placement game from designer Morten Monrad Pedersen, Alan Stone and Jamey Stegmaier and published by Stonemaier Games. Check out the review of Viticulture. This expansion is a brand new set of eighty visitor cards that replaces the existing visitor cards in the base game.

Final Thoughts

For someone who is a fan of Viticulture this expansion is a welcome addition to mix up the core game. This expansion contains new sets of visitor cards for summer and winter visitors. These new sets of visitor cards don't add any new rules or mechanisms in to the game but rather give players alternate means of performing various actions to help them produce wine and build their engine. The cards allow players to gain grapes and wine as well as well as harvest and plant vines. This expansion feels more closely tied with the wine making theme whereas some of the cards in the core set where more about gaining victory points.

The visitors in this expansion give players more options and more varied ways of doing things. They are not more complex, per see, but more involved. They invoke a feeling of "outside of the box" thinking, to coin a phrase.

The expansion is not gaming changing or a must have expansion. But if you are a fan of Viticulture or are looking to mix up the core game then I think the Visits from the Rhine Valley is a fantastic addition to your Viticulture core game. It adds new cards and different ways to play. A lot of the cards are fun and quite funky and they all seem powerful, yet balanced. I can see myself swapping between the core game visitors and this expansion on a frequent basis.

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Rating

  • Artwork
  • Complexity
  • Replayability
  • Player Interaction
  • Component Quality

You might like

  • Added variety to the core game
  • More thematic focus on wine making
  • Increase positive player interaction

Might not like

  • Can't be integrated with the core set
  • No major new mechanisms added in to the game