January 12, 2022 – Just in time for the holiday that is all about love, a Valentine’s Day edition of the Patchwork board game is coming. The drafting and pattern building abstract strategy game for 2 players has done this before with Christmas, Halloween and Americana versions so this is not quite a marquee move, but it is a great addition to the stable of options.
It always seemed kind of odd that of all games, this is the one that has all the different thematic options. Are there really people out there that seek to own every version? Who knows but good for them. Lookout Games (owned by Asmodee) clearly has had success doing this because ever since the original came out in 2014, they have been doing these versions and they continue to do so.
You can pre-order the game now from the Asmodee store for an MSRP of $36.99. The site lists the ship date as January 28, 2022.
February 14, Valentine’s Day – a special day for all love birds: it is time to show your affection with small (and large) gifts. Maybe a candlelight dinner, a flower bouquet, or – like in this game – a big box of chocolates? Patchwork Valentine is based on the popular mechanics of the classic Patchwork game. Are you in for this “lovely” challenge of putting together the most marvelous box of chocolates for your darling?
This is very much the original patchwork but just with a retheming.
Patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. In the past, it was a way to make use of leftover pieces of cloth to create clothing and quilts. Today, patchwork is a form of art, in which the designers use precious fabrics to create beautiful textiles. The use of uneven pieces of fabric in particular can result in real masterpieces and is therefore being practiced by a large number of textile artists.
To create a beautiful quilt, however, requires effort and time, but the available patches just do not want to fit together. So choose your patches carefully and keep a healthy supply of buttons to not only finish your quilt, but to make it better and more beautiful than your opponent’s.
The game is designed by one of the most iconic board game designers working today Uwe Rosenberg. He is the designer of A Feast for Odin, Caverna, Agricola, Le Havre, Bohnanza and Fields of Arle, to name a few.