You might have been living under a rock if you have been able to avoid hearing anything about stardew valley over the last few years.
The popular indy title has made its way to multiple gaming platforms and has now found it self with a board game adaptation.
I'm happy to announce today's launch of Stardew Valley: The Board Game. It's been in the works for over 2 years. Read more about it here: https://t.co/3OleaEkM0j or visit the shop to purchase: https://t.co/nvjkAL5RQz pic.twitter.com/dDLAVWt378— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) February 23, 2021
Stardew Valley: The Board Game is for 1 to 4 players, ages 13 and up. To play through a full year in the game (which is the standard experience) it takes about 45 minutes per player. In this cooperative board game of farming and friendship based on the Stardew Valley video game by Eric Barone.
You will need to work together with your fellow farmers to save the Valley from the nefarious JojaMart Corporation! Giving us another cooperative game that’s not pandemically themed. Something we all need a little bit more of after the events of 2020.
To do this, you’ll need to farm, fish, friend and find all kinds of different resources to fulfil your Grandpa’s Goals and restore the Community Center.
Players will Collect all kinds of items similar to the video game version, 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 goal of the game is to complete Grandpa’s Goals and restore the Community Center, 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 and rolling dice to explore the mines.
When the Season Deck is exhausted, the game ends.
Check out the rulebook to find out more about the game mechanics.
Sold Out in just over 24 Hours
The game was a hit with this cult following and hours after its initial post we were updated with this tweet from @concerrnedape we are super excited for this fantastic looking game that is already getting a second print run.
The first printing of the board game is now sold out. We've been blown away by the excitement and response! We're working on getting a second printing started, and I'll let you know when there are updates.— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) February 24, 2021
Looking for a copy
We recommend following @concerrnedape on Twitter for updates you will be able to buy the game when it available at https://shop.stardewvalley.net/ – US Customers Only at the moment