Stardew Valley is now a board game
Two years is how long it took to shape this board game or table with which Eric Barone (creator of the original game) and Cole Medeiros (designer of the board game) have surprised us. And the reason is none other than to be based on the popular video game Stardew Valley. But let's start at the beginning so you can see why it has attracted so much attention.
Stardew Valley is a popular game where your objective is to manage the resources of a farm in the most efficient way possible. So not only will you have to pay attention to tasks that involve creating new objects, but also everything related to the collection of those materials that allow you to move forward. So you have to be attentive to crops, animals and a long etcetera.
Well, this title has been gaining more and more success and reaching numerous platforms since it was launched in February 2016. So it can be played on Windows, macOS and Linux computers, but also on Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo consoles. It even has versions for iOS and Android.
With such a deployment of platforms available, the last thing many fans would have imagined is that it would also make the leap to board games. But that's how it has been and according to its creators, the two years of work has allowed them transfer all the essence of the video game to a board game format. Something that is nothing new, as there are already numerous board games based on some of the most popular series.
Hence, we practically have to continue performing the same tasks and controlling the same resources as in its digital version. Logically the entire graphic theme is left aside, but the mechanics remain almost intact. So much so that despite being a simple game, they warn that it can be enjoyed a lot thanks to a depth that grows as the player or players gain experience.
Because another of the highlights of the new game is that it can be played individually, but it will be with up to a total of four players when it will be most enjoyed. In addition, the games are designed to last about 45 minutes, although the rules can be modified depending on whether you want to shorten them a little more. But one way or another, everyone's goal will be to protect the valley so that it continues to grow.
To give the game more diversity, Stardew Valley: The Board Game He will play with the stations, which will determine the objectives and events that take place each game. And if you're wondering how they are established, the answer is through a deck of Seasons castes.
However, they have posted a PDF with the rules (in English) so that anyone interested in knowing a little better how to play can do so.
A different way to play Stardew Valley
As you can see, the new proposal related to Stardew Valley will like all fans of the video game, but it also seems that it can convince lovers of board games. What's more, you could be a good Trojan horse to attract more audiences to the video game, which is available on so many platforms that it is not a problem to be able to play it for anyone who is interested. All they have to do is get to know it and know what it's about.
Regarding the price, this board game will cost about $ 55, although if you do not live in the United States, for the moment you will have to arm yourself with patience because they do not ship outside the country. Of course, many will also want it to be translated into their native language. But that is something that will surely end up happening if you emulate the success of the video game.
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