Viticulture: Essential Edition


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DesignerMorten Monrad Pedersen, Jamey Stegmaier, Alan Stone
ArtistJacqui Davis, David Montgomery, Beth Sobel
PublisherStonemaier Games, Angry Lion Games, Arclight, Delta Vision Publishing, Feuerland Spiele, Ghenos Games, Lavka Games, Ludofy Creative, Maldito Games, Matagot, PHALANX
Year Published2015
# of Players1 - 6
User Suggested # of Players Best with 6 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(373 voters)
Playing Time90
Mfg Suggested Ages13 and up
User Suggested Ages12 and up
(76 voters)
Language DependenceModerate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(29 voters)
CategoryEconomic, Farming
MechanicContracts, Hand Management, Solo / Solitaire Game, Turn Order: Auction, Worker Placement, Worker Placement, Different Worker Types
ExpansionViticulture: Arboriculture Expansion, Viticulture: Kickstarter Promotional Cards, Viticulture: Moor Visitors Expansion, Viticulture: Tuscany Essential Edition, Viticulture: Visit from the Rhine Valley
FamilyCountry: Italy, Game: Viticulture, Players: Games with Solitaire Rules, Theme: Wine
Primary NameViticulture Essential Edition
Alternate NamesViticulture Edição Essencial, Viticulture Edición esencial, Viticulture Edition Essentielle, Viticulture: Esszenciális kiadás, Виноделие: Полное издание, ワイナリーの四季, 葡萄酒庄园精华版, 비티컬처 에센셜 에디션

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In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success.

The players are in the position of determining how they want to allocate their workers throughout the year. Every 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 get to the job has an advantage over subsequent workers.

Fortunately for the players, people love to visit wineries, and it just so happens that many of those visitors are willing to help out around the vineyard when they visit as long as you assign a worker to take care of them. Their visits (in the form of cards) are brief but can be very helpful.

Using those workers and visitors, players can expand their vineyards by building structures, planting vines (vine cards), and filling wine orders (wine order cards). Players work towards the goal of running the most successful winery in Tuscany.

Viticulture – Essential Edition comes with components for Viticulture, but adds some of the expansions from Tuscany, including 36 Mama & Papa cards, Field cards (previously known as “Properties”), expanded/revised Visitors, and 24 Automa cards (solo variant), along with a couple of minor rule changes.

Card Totals

The Viticulture Essential Edition contains 154 cards at the 44 x 67 mm size and 88 cards at the 63 x 88 mm size.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 27 × 22 × 11 cm


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