April 13, 2022 – As promised, high-end board game publisher Stonemaier Games has announced a new Viticulture expansion Viticulture World. The preorder for Viticulture World and the Wine Crate (new Viticulture storage accessory) will be available to everyone in early June.
In the Viticulture World expansion, cooperate with members of your extended winemaking family (or play solo) in 7 asymmetric continents as you try to achieve global recognition. Balance the management of your individual vineyard with the combined effort of your fellow players to gain influence within the region.
Using a new game board, innovation tiles, tokens, and event cards combined with the original vineyard mats and game cards, you have 6 years to achieve the two conditions necessary for victory in the selected region: (1) Each player must reach 25 victory points and (2) the shared influence token must reach the end of the influence track. The cooperation, objectives, and asymmetry in this expansion are similar to that of Spirit Island and Orleans: Invasion.
The game is designed by Mihir Shah and Francesco Testini, developed by Jamey Stegmaier, and illustrated by Andrew Bosley.
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Release Details: Viticulture World will be available for preorder from Stonemaier Games in early June 2022, followed within a few weeks by preorder fulfillment. The worldwide retail release will follow in a few months.
In Viticulture, you find yourself in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany, where you’ve inherited a meager vineyard. You own a few plots of land, an old crush pad, a tiny cellar, 3 workers…and the dream of owning the best winery in Italy.
Your job is to allocate your workers and helpful visitors to complete various tasks throughout the year. Each season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There’s competition over those tasks, and often the first worker to arrive at each one has an advantage over the rest.
Using those workers and visitors, you can expand your vineyard by building structures, planting vines, and filling wine orders as you work towards the goal of owning the most successful winery in Tuscany.
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