wine-related board games
Winemaking material: "La Viña (grape)"
In this game, players mainly play the role of grape picking workers, picking various grapes from a large garden, and finally competing for the inheritance of the vineyard.
There are all kinds of grapes in the garden. In addition to the size of the head, the thickness of the skin, and the speed of ripening, the grapes used for wine also have a very unique processing method.
For example, the "ice wine" in dessert wine does not refer to the brewing process or storage temperature, but refers to the Canadian production area specially waiting for the grapes to freeze before picking to maximize the sweetness. Another kind of sweet wine, "noble rot", uses special molds to infect grapes. The result of infection is that some grapes are moldy and directly transformed into fertilizers, while others are sublimated into more expensive varieties, which are more expensive than drawing cards in cultivation games. Also mysticism.
The game itself is very simple, that is, move + card selection, and finally collect the points in a set. The main competition is in the ranking list, generally picking what you like, and rarely making a special trip to card people. The style of the game is good, and it is best to know the grapes used for winemaking. After all, high-quality grapes are the key first step in winemaking.
Winemaking Origin: "Wine Estate" & "Top Wine Cellar"
European wine-producing regions have a long history and are traditionally "old world" (distinguished from the new wine-producing regions after the Great Voyage, such as the United States, Chile, China, etc.) Many wine estates are family-owned, handed down from generation to generation and have a long history.
Therefore, in the board game "Wine Manor", players will first get two inheritance cards as their initial settings. After obtaining the initial workers and facilities from the inheritance card, players can realize the speciality of it as a work-release game-agriculture has always been related to different solar terms of the year, and grape planting is of course no exception. The year is divided into four seasons, and different functional workstations are opened, and each worker can only use it once a year.
This also requires players to make long-term planning on a yearly basis. It is necessary to consider whether to send more workers to build facilities to plant grapes in the spring, or to leave the workers to pick wine and submit orders in the fall. At the same time, one of the core of the game is a wide variety of visitor cards. Their skills are powerful and diverse. As long as they can be played at the right time, they can achieve a multiplier effect with half the effort.
The expansion of the game "Tuscany" has more background. Italy has set the DOC/DOCG standard in order to regulate wine brewing, but the Super Tuscan brewing method uses a blending mode of three red wines. Although the taste is outstanding, it can only rank at the regional level because it does not meet the standards. . Finally, with the insistence of local wineries and wine lovers in Tuscany, Super Tuscany was finally able to prove its name, and Tuscany has become one of the most prestigious wine producing areas.
In the "Tuscany" expansion, the game also reflects this history by adding influence and map areas - players not only have to build their own winery, but also use special actions to sell wine to different regions, Improve visibility at home and abroad. Of course, new visitor cards and winery buildings to match the new mechanics are also included in the expansion, taking thinking and reopening to the next level.
Wine estates are actually divided into three, six, nine, and so on. "Grand Cru" refers to the top vineyards. In the Burgundy region of France, the top vineyards are generally planted on the south-facing slopes of the sun, and the output only accounts for 1% of the region's total. The main production is the cold-resistant Pilot Noir variety, which is a typical Maserati in wine. A bottle of vintage wine can easily hang 250 boxes of "Burgundy Castle".
In the board game "Grand Cru", running a winery is not easy at all. You have to get a loan first, and you have to be careful when using it, combining long-term strategies with short-term benefits. This is an economic game that simulates the operation of a winery. Auctions and loans are the theme of the game. After all, it is not cheap to run a winery in this place.
Brewmaster: "Dom Pierre"
Not all wine is red wine and not all sparkling wine is champagne! The types, colors, and qualities of wine vary greatly. Champagne is also a member of the wine family, and it refers to the sparkling white wine produced by the specified wine varieties and methods in the French Champagne region.
The father of champagne is the monk DOM PIERRE, who created the unique brewing process. The board game "Dom Pierre" has a special action map. Players need to continuously improve their action tokens to obtain new skills for action, and at the same time, they also need to increase their strength tokens to increase the intensity of actions (and the cost of actions will also increase) .
Other parts of the game also combine different mechanisms, such as a very unique grape planting and picking action, very abstract chess aesthetics, cellaring, transportation and logistics are closely related to sales, and finally calculate the score in the form of champagne glasses, the whole game. Interlocking, the process is exquisite, quite "champagne".
Master Sommelier: "VINHOS (Wine)"
Complicated Brother's "Wine" is a masterpiece of wine board games. It simulates the entire process of wine from picking, cellaring to sales or participating in tasting conferences. The main line of the game is linked by economics, combined with Combustion Brother's most famous single rice. The treasure worker placement system and the luxurious workmanship of the Double-headed Eagle Club are the king of wine-themed board games.
Among them, the link of the sommelier is less involved in other games. As a specialized profession, sommelier is not as simple as shaking a red wine glass to look at the wall and smelling the smell. They need to smell the aroma of apricots, cherries, raspberries and strawberries in the wine. Taste the flavors of chocolate, bacon, hazelnut, vanilla, cedar contained in the wine (only refers to the senses of the taste buds, not added during brewing).
Hiring sommeliers and tasting conferences in the game are often overlooked by new players - after all, it is not easy to make money, so how can you take care of points and engines.
Complicated brother himself is also like a wine tasting master, showing players a unique Portuguese winemaking world. He also used nearly ten expansions to build and optimize step by step, and put the wine of his hometown Portugal in the world of board games. Wine labels.
The unique brewing culture and exquisite brewing technology have produced a magical chemical reaction together with the whimsy of the designers. Take a closer look at these wine-themed board games, many of which are handed down from time to time.