Surprise! Stardew Valley has now got its own board game spin. Creator Eric’ Concerned Ape’ Barone took to his website to reveal that he has been plugging away at this one for more than two and a half years with board game designer Cole Medeiros. Oh, and it’s available to purchase right now.
Barone explains that the board game is designed to capture the essence of the tranquil farming simulator. You can expect villagers, crops, animals, fishing, foraging, mining, and more. The way it works is pretty simple. You play through a full year in the game with up to four players, and each game works out to be around 45 minutes per player – though you can adjust that for a shorter game.
Your goal here is to protect the Valley. The sign of success is the Valley coming back to life as Joja Corporation gets booted from town. You accomplish this by completing Grandpa’s Goals and, in turn, restoring the Community Centre. Those goals are randomised for each game, though, so don’t expect the same thing twice in a row.
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