Viticulture - Essential Edition

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In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards.

They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success.

The players are in the position of determining how they want to allocate their workers throughout the year. Every season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There's competition over those tasks, and often the first worker to get to the job has an advantage over subsequent workers.

Fortunately for the players, people love to visit wineries, and it just so happens that many of those visitors are willing to help out around the vineyard when they visit as long as you assign a worker to take care of them. Their visits (in the form of cards) are brief but can be very helpful.

Using those workers and visitors, players can expand their vineyards by building structures, planting vines (vine cards), and filling wine orders (wine order cards). Players work towards the goal of running the most successful winery in Tuscany.

Viticulture – Essential Edition comes with components for Viticulture, but adds some of the expansions from Tuscany, including 36 Mama & Papa cards, Field cards (previously known as “Properties”), expanded/revised Visitors, and 24 Automa cards (solo variant), along with a couple of minor rule changes.

Players: 1 – 6
Play Time: 90 – 120 Min

Suitable for ages 13 & up

Staff Pick - Baxter
A great worker placement game about wine making. Satisfying goal-oriented gameplay, beautiful artwork and a relaxing theme.


  • 42 x Vine Cards (Green)
  • 36 Wine Order Cards (Purple)
  • 38 Summer Visitor Cards (Yellow)
  • 38 Winter Visitor Cards (Blue)
  • 18 Field Cards
  • 24 Automa Cards
  • 36 Mama and Papa Cards
  • 1 Game Board
  • 6 Vineyard Mats
  • 30 Worker Meeples (in 6 Different Colors)
  • 1 Gray Temporary Worker Meeple
  • 6 Grande Worker Meeples
  • 50 Grape and Wine Tokens (Glass)
  • 6 Wake-Up Tokens (Roosters)
  • 6 Victory Point Tokens (Corks)
  • 6 Residual Payment Tracker Tokens (Wine Bottles)
  • 48 Wooden Structure Tokens (8 Unique Tokens for Each Color)
  • 72 Cardboard Lira Coins (52 Bronze Value '1', 12 Silver Value '2' and 8 Gold Value '5')
  • 1 First-Player Token (Grapes)
  • 1 Rule Book & Quick Reference Guide


Viticulture - Essential Edition Info

  1 - 6 players   45 - 90 mins   Ages 13+

  Categories: Economic, Farming

  Play involves: Contracts, Hand Management, Solo / Solitaire Game, Turn Order: Auction, Victory Points as a Resource, Worker Placement

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