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Year Published
2011
# of Players
1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
(28 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(8 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Walnut Grove
Alternate Names
Welcome to Walnut Grove
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Walnut Grove is a cross between jigsaw puzzles and worker placement, with the players as farmers who find their plots merging into a single landscape as time passes and their holdings grow. Come fall they must head to the city with their goods as winter will soon return.


Walnut Grove could be described as a light mashup between Carcassonne and Agricola. The goal of the game is to develop your own ranch. The better the ranch, the more points you will score at the end of the game. Players can improve their ranch during the game by adding new land tiles to it, hiring more workers, building improvements, etc

The game play is divided into eight years, and each year is divided into Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter phases. During Spring, players add land tiles to their ranch. During Summer, players place their workers to gather resources from the fields. When Autumn comes, all players get to visit the city. Finally, during the Winter phase, players need to feed their workers and heat their homes.

In the city you can hire workers, trade goods to coins, build improvements, and so on. Each player may do only one action in the city though. The city is a kind of rondel that is divided into halves; each time you cross the midline you have to pay a coin. Therefore it is wise to move as slowly as possible on the rondel, but then again, you have consider what actions you want to take!

The land areas will produce resources when you place the workers there. Also, the tiles do not need to match, but you want them to, as larger areas of the same type will give you greater production.

Spring, Summer and Winter phases can be done simultaneously, providing fast game play. The game also works as a solo game.

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Contents:

1 game board
4 player boards
50 land tiles
8 building tiles:
- 4 barns
- 4 huts
21 improvement tiles:
- 3 tents
- 3 safes
- 3 ladders
- 3 warehouses
- 3 gateways
- 3 horses
- 3 fountains
7 neighbourly help tiles
30 cardboard coins;
- 11 copper 0 point coins
- 11 silver 1 point coins
- 8 gold 2 point coins
8 year disks
130 wooden cubes
- 20 white goods (milk)
- 20 grey goods (stone)
- 30 yellow goods (grain)
- 30 blue goods (fish)
- 30 brown goods (wood)
24 wooden pawns
- 4 player figures (red, green, purple, natural)
- 4 black farmers
- 4 white labourers
- 6 yellow labourers
- 6 blue labourers
1 large linen tile bag
1 small linen coin bag
1 rulebook

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Walnut Grove
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag, Lookout Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2011
Product Code: LOG0048
Size: 12.44 x 8.90 x 2.80 inches
2.30 pounds
English, German
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0 Rules in Italian
Traslation of Rules in Italian on original layout
Italian
2014-07-26
14 Walnut Grove Rules Clarifications
This file compiles many rules clarifications given by the designers and publisher of Walnut Groves along with various other clarifications. It is a PDF that prints to one side of one page. It organizes the clarifications into the following sections: - Moving and Using Buildings - Bonus, Worker and Building Tiles - Landscape Tiles - Coins and Goods - Neighborly Help Links to specific discussions and/or references to the rule book are provided when known. Please let me know if you find any mistakes/issues so that I can update it. (Latest version: v1.0 - June 2014)
English
2014-06-07
2 Walnut Grove Player Aid - Card Sized
Walnut Grove Player Aid, including the usage of coins and Neiborly Help Tiles (NHT) and End Game Scoring, in a convenient card sized format (fits 63.5x88mm sleeves).
English
2014-01-25
3 Walnut Grove Rules Summary (2-pages)
Walnut Grove Rules Summary. 2-pages. Feedback is welcome. Disclaimer: This document is my own creation and is in no way associated with Walnut Grove or Lookout Games. Game logo and file used with permission of Lookout Games (Doris Girke-Mebmer).
English
2013-12-20
20 Player Markers / Scoring Aids v. 1.0
These are intended to be printed on card stock and cut out. They allow players to remember which color pawn they are. Additionally, they are scoring aids for standard items and improvement identification and scoring.
English
2012-09-05
9 Reglas en Castellano
Rules Spanish traslate
Spanish
2012-04-23
5 Rules in Japanese (& FAQs)
Japanese rules and FAQs for Walnut Grove.
Japanese
2012-03-29
2 Walnut Grove - instrukcja PL
Przetłumaczone na język polski zasady gry w Walnut Grove
Polish
2012-02-27
20 Walnut Grove Scoresheet.pdf
Walnut Grove Scoresheet.pdf
English
2012-01-28
23 Scoring Aid [EN + DE]
The only information about scoring is in the rulebook, but players (particularly players new to the game) should be aware of the relevant rules all the time. This summary fits below each player's farm board, just below the improvement tiles that also influence scoring. Just slip it under the farm to hold it in place.
2011-11-17
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Num Ratings: 1402
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