Viticulture: Essential Edition board game
Viticulture: Essential Edition board game

Viticulture: Essential Edition

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Viticulture is a worker-placement game set in the foothills of Tuscany. The Essential Edition includes the second edition of Viticulture along with several elements from the original Tuscany expansion pack, hand-picked by famed designer Uwe Rosenberg.

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  • Trade interest - Low
  • Not as hot on this game as most people are but i keep playing it hoping to eventually get more out of it. Though it is very thematic, it's not that exciting.I believe the visitor cards maybe more important to the enjoyment of the game than i've given it credit for, but the random nature of collecting visitor cards makes me shy away from that aspect.
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    Set aside the card randomness - without that the game would be a boring "find the best way" rather than making lemonade out of lemons. The game has a nice slow start but ramps up very quickly - new players tend to get caught off guard on this. However, the game plays quickly, there's not much room for AP so if you have a bad outing, try it again.
  • I really wanted to like this game, and I would be willing to give it another go, but I am quite convinced I lost this game due to drawing useless cards, while other players drew cards that were really synergistic for them. Made me feel like everything else I had done in the game was pointless.
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Amazing to still see #Viticulture: Essential Edition so high in the sales list, considering that it was released 5 years ago, and the original version even longer ago than that. It's not exactly a cheap game in the vein of #Sushi Go!, and much more of a hobby game!

I would've said #Catan but I don't own it haha. I'll say #Viticulture: Essential Edition instead but it's the same idea. It's what sparked my board gaming time with my wife and what spurred on future purchases :)

I think probably the most complicated game I've ever taught them was #Viticulture: Essential Edition and then 2nd most would be #Captain Sonar.  Both have not really caught on for them haha.  We've played #Codenames several times though and my dad likes certain types of word games so we've introduced him to #Letter Jam and #Paperback

This weekend I taught#The Castles of Burgundy 

#Magic Maze#Tournament at Avalon and did quick refreshers for#7 Wonders and#The Quacks of Quedlinburg 

I also technically taught#Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 but we were doing the prologue, and I was more reading the rule book outloud and being a lead interpreter on how that functions on the board... 

My way of teaching is start with how to win, then go back and explain the game... like "the goal is to get the most points... we do this by...  ". I used to start by explaining the games story, and what roles we were taking on but I found that didn't have enough broad. Also I always end with asking if players want rules and strategy tips or just rules clarifications during the gameplay. 

ive had two people tell me they don't understand the wine production in#Viticulture: Essential Edition after the game was over (didn't mention it during the game or during the teach tho...). So I guess that's a tough one for me, also I just don't enjoy teaching#Scythe

i think I am the teacher in most of my groups strictly because I'm an awful student, I neeeed to see the rule book. It's just the way my mind processes information, if someone is verbally explaining more than 3-5 rules I just can't focus. And almost all people I play with don't enjoy reading rule books so it works. 

Haven't heard of this one either.  But my favorite worker placement is probably #Viticulture: Essential Edition

Mainly just our meetup group. We've only played in person once since April. I really want to try #Viticulture: Essential Edition too mainly because of Phil lol.

I forgot about that #Viticulture: Essential Edition expansion!  I just picked up Viticulture and #Tuscany: Essential Edition this year and have been really enjoying them.  Do we have any idea what the new expansion will be about?