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Villagers: Shifting Seasons is live (Villagers expanded)

Update: Villagers: Shifting Seasons has launched on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 23 days. You may back only the expansion, or get it together with the base game and previous expansion pack, or go all-in, and receive everything released for Villagers so far.


Our preview post below was published on June 26.

 

Shifting Seasons is an expansion for the 1-5 player card drafting and set collection game, Villagers. It will launch on Kickstarter on June 29.

Image source: BGG

Shifting Seasons adds new modules to the base game - Events, new villagers, and a new solo mode - which allow for new ways of playing and customization.


Event cards are split into four seasons, and each season has 3 potential Events. One of the three Events is selected randomly and placed underneath the stack of cards in the display. Once a stack runs out and reveals an Event card, you resolve it during the Event phase, after the Building phase. Event cards offer players new actions and scoring possibilities.


The expansion also adds the 'clay' category of villagers (tile layer, ceramicist, clayman etc.), which can be mixed in with the other villagers in the game, as well as seven special villagers (Forager Leader, Merchant, Engineer etc.) that grant you an ability, and another set of cards called 'teams' (Builder team, Harvest team). Teams will be set up next to the villagers cards and can be drafted in the same way. To play a team, you have to discard two cards from your hand instead of one. You can only have one team in your village, and each team provides a special bonus.

Image source: BGG

The Monastery solo mode is more 'relaxed' than the original solo mode. On each turn, you draft a villager from the display, and the Monastery takes another villager card in order to covert them. The Monastery follows a set of priority rules for drafting. In the end, you calculate your score and try to do better in your next session.


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Derek
Derek
27 มิ.ย. 2564

Villagers has been on my wishlist for a while now. It definitely will be in my collection someday...

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Zerbique
Zerbique
26 มิ.ย. 2564

I had backed the first KS. When I received it, I wondered "why did it back this game already?" and sold it immediately (I hadn't even opened the package). Villagers? Resources? I should have been miles away from the beginning!


Anyway, it does seem to be a good, interesting game. For other people, I mean.

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Zerbique
Zerbique
27 มิ.ย. 2564
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Oh, yes, I'm very glad to see that board gaming is so much diverse!


Villagers is the kind of game that makes the hobby more pleasing to me. It's a game that meets the standards I esteem (small box, accessible complexity-wise, good price, beautiful), and that doesn't tempt me personally so no risk of wondering 'should I get it?' endlessly until I have a moment of weakness and buy it.


I was glad to see it got an expansion! And even more glad you like it!

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
26 มิ.ย. 2564

I've played Villagers with my GP and I did like it. The cards have a very 'clean' appearance, too.

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The Master Of Sinanju
The Master Of Sinanju
26 มิ.ย. 2564

This is such a good game!!!

It packs so much into a small box. Instant back for me!



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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
26 มิ.ย. 2564
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Good GIF for your Comment, MoS!

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