Board Games of the Month: Tokaido and Viticulture
Today, we’re highlighting two board games that we love: one about winemaking and the other about taking a journey across Japan. When you host your next game night, consider adding these two games to the agenda.
When playing Viticulture: Essential Edition… “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.”
Passport Game Studios shares some great images and information on this fun and exciting board game:
“In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the ‘East sea road’, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. Through a unique zen mood, Tokaido is a strategic game while being extraordinarily peaceful and easy to learn.”
We hope you have a great month of fun in and out of your apartment in Phoenix, Arizona. Share your favorite place to buy board games in the comments below so that members of our Liv Ahwatukee apartment community can know about the best places to find deals on great games.