Viticulture Game developed by St Louis duo
Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone have created a fun yet refined board game centered around the art and science of wine making, aptly named Viticulture. The St Louis team skillfully captured the romanticism of owning a vineyard, and packaged it into this entertaining game.
Jamey has been creating games for over a decade; Alan has also studied strategy games in-depth. Their journeys culminate here, under the Stonemaier Games™ logo, in a game already receiving international exposure.
Jamey and Alan are just in the beginning phases of getting Viticulture off the ground. To test market demand they’ve established a fantastic crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter® (http://kck.st/SEYuzw) that allows visionaries to promote projects and receive backing from just about anyone. The Viticulture campaign on Kickstarter (open until 7 October) has gained great support, fueled by a buzz about the game, especially after it passed multiple tests by experts, enthusiasts, and novices alike.
About the game:
Viticulture challenges players to create, cultivate, and expand a vineyard in Italy. In the game, you find yourself in rustic Tuscany, where you’ve inherited a meager vineyard. You’ll have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, 3 workers and the dream of owning the best winery in Italy.
Using those workers (and sometimes visitors) across the seasons, you expand your vineyard by building structures, planting vines, and filling wine orders as you work towards the goal of owning the most successful winery in Tuscany.
The game is sure to please those who enjoy wines, strategy games, or dream of the sights and sounds of a classic European Vineyard.
Number of players: 2-6
Time required: 45-90 min
Recommended ages: 13+
Interest in playing board games more challenging than Monopoly®: Helpful
Knowledge of wines/vineyards required: Zero
Interest or love of wine required: Nada