Stardew Valley: The Board Game Adaptation

The video game Stardew Valley just made the leap to the tabletop with a board game adaptation, Stardew Valley: The Board Game.

Game Details:

Stardew Valley: The Board Game

Build your farm, grow crops, and explore the Valley in this cooperative board game for 1 to 4 players.

Stardew Valley: The Board Game is a cooperative game where players work together to restore the Valley. They accomplish this by growing crops, raising animals, expanding their farm and collecting resources from across the Valley.

By befriending the local villagers, players earn hearts that allow them to reveal hidden goals. Only by working together will they keep Joja Corporation from moving in and spoiling everything.

So choose your profession and pick up your starting tool; Stardew Valley needs you!

The Story of the Board Game

In 2018 Eric Barone and Cole Medeiros, introduced online through their mutual friend Matt Griffin, played a co-op game of Stardew Valley and discussed the idea of making a Stardew Valley board game. They didn’t know exactly what it would look like, but they knew Stardew had all the components of a great board game.

Over the next year they iterated through many, many prototypes. They knew it’d be collaborative, but wondered how you would “win” a game like Stardew, which in essence is a relaxing, on-going experience intentionally left without a strict ending. Eventually the combination of Community Center Bundles and Grandpa’s Goals emerged, providing a satisfying way to engage with all aspects of Stardew Valley.

The second year was spent playtesting and refining, as well as taking special care with the art style. Mechanics of the game were honed and adjusted until they felt just right. The art went through many iterations to capture that Stardew magic. A lot of people helped along the way, and with each new playthrough the game got a little bit better.

Eric invested a lot of time into this project, whatever he could spare while still developing new content for the video game. Cole put in countless nights and weekends, as that was the only time he had available. And now the game is ready! We truly hope you enjoy it.

We tried to include everything we could to make sure this board game truly embodies what Stardew Valley is all about. Read more at the Official Stardew Valley Website or on Board Game Geek.

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