If you’ve ever played Stardew Valley and thought hi, running a farm seems very nice, I would like to do it without any manual work, today is your lucky day. The hit indie farming game has been adapted for what may turn out to be a hit board game, and it is available right now.
The surprising announcement was made by developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone on Stardew Valley website. In it, Barone notes that he has been working with board game designer Cole Medeiros for a little over two and a half years to adapt Stardew ValleyThe cozy mix of manual work, country life and friendship with tabletops, and the result seems as charming as the digital game. It̵
Per the game’s store page:
Stardew Valley: The Board Game is a collaborative game where players work together to restore the valley. They achieve this by growing crops, raising animals, expanding the farm and gathering resources from across the valley.
By befriending the local villagers, players earn hearts that allow them to reveal hidden goals. Only by cooperating will they prevent Joja Corporation from moving in and destroying everything.
The Baron also warns about it Stardew Valley: The Board Game is “not a short, informal game”, emphasizing that he wanted it to have the same level of complexity and adaptation as the original game – to go so far as to share the rulebook online for anyone who is not sure if it fits well for their table. With that warning out of the way, cardboard Stardew looks like an equally charming way to remove the times as the digital sibling.
Stardew Valley: The Board Game is available now through the Stardew Valley Shop.