Stardew Valley: The Board Game was suddenly announced by series creator ConcernedApe and is now available exclusively in the United States.
Stardew Valley Creator ConcernedApe has announced that the board game version of the hugely popular farming simulator is now available. Stardew Valley is available on a myriad of platforms, and console versions of the game recently received the massive title update 1.5, which was originally released on PC last December. The update adds a considerable amount of content to the game, which was originally released in 2016, including the addition of a brand new region called Ginger Island.
Some of the other new features Stardew Valley’s The added update 1.5 includes a new beachfront farming location called Beach Farm, local split-screen multiplayer, lots of new items, quests, events, and more. Update 1.5 also introduced a myriad of minor changes that have improved the experience of the game in many ways, like the new “Lost and Found” box, the “Tool Tips” tab, allowing you to see which characters are player has already interacted with for the day, and much more.
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ConcernedApe, real name Eric Barone, announced the board game in a new blog post on the Stardew Valley website. It costs $ 55, though it’s only available in the US for now, and is playable by up to four players in co-op. Players will need to work together to protect the valley and prevent Joja Corporation from taking over by completing certain objectives, which are randomized for each session. According to the official website, a typical session allows participants to play for a full year of play, which lasts approximately 45 minutes per player (so up to three hours for a 4-player game).
Stardew Valley: The Board Game was in development for two and a half years, with Barone collaborating with board game designer Cole Medeiros. According to Barone, the board game was the very first merchandise project he ever acted as a publisher from start to finish. He says in the blog post that while the game is easy to learn, it’s not meant to be a short or casual experience. He adds that Stardew Valley: The Board Game has been designed to present a certain depth and complexity and that the rules can be adjusted to make it easier or more difficult depending on the preference of the players.
Stardew Valley: The Board Game looks pretty interesting from what has been shown so far. Be able to play Stardew Valley as a board game, fans of the game offer another relaxing way to experience the title. Hopefully, there will be enough success in the United States for more copies to be produced and made available in other regions.
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Stardew Valley: The Board Game is now available on the game’s official website.
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