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Caverna: The Cave Farmers

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  • Product Code: LKGLK3501
  • Manufacturer:Lookout Games

  • Price : $89.99

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In this game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family which lives in a little cave in the mountains. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises.

It’s up to you how much ore you want to mine. You will need it to forge weapons , that allow you to go on expeditions to gain bonus items and actions. While digging through the mountain, you may come across water sources and find ore and ruby mines that help you increase your wealth. Right in front of your cave, you can increase your wealth even further with agriculture: you can cut down the forest to sow fields and fence in pastures to hold your animals. In the end, the player with the most efficiently developed home board will win the game.

Play the solo variant of this game to make yourself familiar with the 48 different furnishing tiles for your cave.

• over 300 wooden pieces for animals, resources and dwarfs
• over 60 acrylic nuggets for Ore and Ruby
• 16 game boards
• 16 punchboards with over 400 pieces
• 30 Cards
• I score sheet
• 1 rulebook
• 1 appendix
Customer Product Reviews
Top 5 All-Time Board Game!
By Braden . - May. 27, 2015

"Not often does a game skyrocket as quickly to the top 5 of my all-time favorite games as did Caverna after playing it a grand total time! I've since played many times, and I am in love. Caverna has the perfect amount of variations to win. Do you focus heavily on planting and harvesting crops along with breeding animals out in the open? Do you concentrate your valuable (and limited) actions to dig deep underground, creating caverns, ore mines, and even a rare ruby mine? Do you invest heavily in weaponry to reap the awesome loot that comes from high-level weapons? Do you horde rubies to instantly turn them into valuable goods? Or do you plan a coordinated, balanced strategy to maximize your return on investment? I've seen every one of those tactics win. Here are a few random and fun small-scale things that I love about Caverna that will be particularly intriguing to those who have played Agricola: the dogs can "watch" sheep in open meadows without a fenced-in pasture; you can store a single donkey in each underground, unfurnished cavern; there is some randomness embedded with the harvest (you don't always know if there will be a harvest or not); you can store a single boar in a forest space with a stable; lastly, you can convert animals and harvested grain/vegetables into consumable food immediately! There are many other reasons why I prefer Caverna to Agricola, but these are just a few. Another awesome aspect is the furnishing of caverns. Don't overlook them! Once you build a cavern, you can "customize" it to suite your particular strategy and reap many benefits immediately, over several rounds, or at the end of the game. For example, one furnishing gives you one coin per two sheep at the end of the game. Another gives you one ruby for each of the next several rounds. Another gives you discounts on subsequent furnishings or pastures. There are many combinations of furnishings that can provide powerful enhancements to your gameplay. Set-up and take-down are a bit of a beast. There are, as I count it, 43 different types of playing pieces, tiles, boards, cards, and tokens for a grand total of 851 individual items (not including the cards) in a 9-pound box . But don't let that deter you! It is well worth it. The gameplay itself moves along at a good pace, and after a couple of games, you can keep the time under the estimated 30 minutes per player. Overall, I give this game a resounding 9.5 out of 10. I've never given a full 10 before (I'm saving it for that one special game!), but this is as close as I've come!"
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
SKU: 029877035014
Size: 8.00