Stardew Valley: The Board Game

2021 · 1-4 Players · 45-180 Minutes
Stardew Valley: The Board Game board game
Stardew Valley: The Board Game board game

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. This can be adjusted if you want a shorter game. The game has a lot to it but there are rules to make it easier or harder depending on your preferences. Just like the video game, we want you to be able to make this your own.


Players work together to protect the Valley. If they succeed, it means that the Valley is brought back to life, and Joja Corporation is driven from town. The way you do this is by completing Grandpa’s Goals and restoring the Community Center. Your goals for each game are randomized, which adds to the game’s replayability.

Time is tracked using the Season Deck. Each round a Season card is drawn. This tracks the weeks of the year, revealing weather and different kinds of events. Players discuss their plans for the round and place their pawn in the part of the Valley they want to focus on. Maybe they want to visit the Mine or fish at the Beach, or maybe they spend their time watering crops or tending animals. It’s up to the group to try and work together to coordinate their actions, but ultimately each player chooses what they want to do.

As you play, you’ll advance your starting tool, gain new profession skills, find items and gather resources. Making friends will unlock unique gifts and reveal the Community Center Bundles. Completing the goals may at first seem very difficult, but as your abilities grow your farm will become more and more capable. Don’t give up!

(Description from Publisher)



Year Published2021
Number of Players 1-4
Playtime 45-180 Minutes
Minimum Age 13
Mechanics Cooperative Play, Dice Rolling, Die Icon Resolution, Events, Point to Point Movement, Random Production, Solo / Solitaire Game, Variable Setup, Worker Placement
Categories Animals, Farming, Video Game Theme
Learning Complexity N/A[Vote]
Strategy Complexity N/A[Vote]
Official Site Official Website
Rule URL Official Rules
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What's inside the box?


  • 1 Board
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 4 Player Pawns
  • 1 Spouse Pawn
  • 1 Starting Player Token
  • 3 Stardew Dice
  • 3 Animal Dice
  • 4 Player Mats
  • Starting Tool Decks
  • Golden Tokens (1g, 5g, and 10g)
  • Heart Tokens
  • 31 Villager Cards
  • 84 Season Cards
  • Mine Level Cards
  • Map Cards
  • 8 Goal Cards
  • Building Tiles
  • Animal Tiles
  • 26 Bundle Cards
  • Profession Upgrade Cards
  • 50 Item Cards
  • Epic Item Cards
  • Event Cards
  • Mine Event Cards
  • Joja Tiles
  • 60 Forageable & Tree Tiles
  • 1 Tile Tray (the Supply)
  • 48 Crop Tiles
  • 24 Animal Resource Tiles
  • 16 Ore/Geode Tiles
  • Stone Tiles
  • Bug Meat Tiles
  • 1 Artifact/Mineral Bag
  • 40 Artifact & Mineral Tiles
  • 1 Fishing Bag
  • 60 Fish Tiles