Tuesday, April 21 | 6 P.M. | Worker Placement – Adult Game Night (Ages 16+)
Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month, we are featuring Everdell, an award-winning civilization-building game where players use their woodland creatures to help their forest civilization thrive and expand. A major mechanic of this game is its worker placement, which enable players to earn a higher score if they can place their workers gather resources and develop their city of woodland critters. Carcassonne, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and Alchemists are other games that feature this game mechanic and will also be available to play. Adult Game Night meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month.
New to gaming or need something different to play? Be sure to check out the library’s new Modern Board Game collection. Patrons 13 and older can check out up to two games on their library card for two weeks. There is a diverse selection of award-winning games to enjoy!
About the feature game:
Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?
Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement.
On their turn a player can take one of three actions:
a) Place a Worker: Each player has a collection of Worker pieces. These are placed on the board locations, events, and on Destination cards. Workers perform various actions to further the development of a player's tableau: gathering resources, drawing cards, and taking other special actions.
b) Play a Card: Each player is building and populating a city; a tableau of up to 15 Construction and Critter cards. There are five types of cards: Travelers, Production, Destination, Governance, and Prosperity. Cards generate resources (twigs, resin, pebbles, and berries), grant abilities, and ultimately score points. The interactions of the cards reveal numerous strategies and a near infinite variety of working cities.
c) Prepare for the next Season: Workers are returned to the players supply and new workers are added. The game is played from Winter through to the onset of the following winter, at which point the player with the city with the most points wins. Game description provided by BoardGameGeek.
Zee Garcia Zee visits Everdell, sends out his workers, and shares his thoughts about this village-building board game: