And it is available to buy now.
Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone’s agricultural life phenomenon Stardew Valley makes the leap from the digital realm to the tabletop today, with the launch of the official Stardew Valley board game – and it looks absolutely gorgeous in its revealing trailer.
Stardew Valley: The Board Game, a collaborative experience for 1-4 players, is a collaboration between Barone and Cole Medeiros (formerly responsible for board games Web of Spies and GUBS) and has been in development for over two years.
As described on the official website, participants must work together to complete the objectives, restore the community center by collecting resource packs and averting the Joja Corporation ̵
There is a lot going on in the board game, which even manages to convey such as my exploration and changing seasons from the video game, and curious varieties can get a complete overview of the complications in the downloadable rulebook.
“It is very important to us that you as a buyer understand Stardew Valley: The Board Game is not an informal fast game,” the website explains. “Although it’s easy to play when you know the rules, it’s meant to be challenging. We wanted an experience with depth and playability.” A single game is expected to last around 45 minutes per player.
Stardew Valley: The Board Game is available for purchase right now and costs $ 55 USD. The only potential catch, however, is that it is currently only shipped in the US – although the store page notes, “We are working to make this available outside the US, but due to the complexity at the moment we are still figuring out the details.”
In other news from Stardew Valley, Barone says the digital game will finally return to PlayStation Store in Europe, New Zealand and Australia “by the end of this week”.