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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–4 players
(180 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
(47 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(65 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(112 voters) [vote]
Category
Mechanism
Expansion
Reimplemented By
Family
Primary Name
Village
Alternate Names
Cелище
Descendance
Het Dorp
Kronika panství
Pokolenia
La Villa
Village: La Vita è un Gioco
Village: Nemzedékek játéka
Village: ο κύκλος της ζωής
Летопись
村の人生
村莊
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Game description from the publisher:

Life in the village is hard – but life here also allows the inhabitants to grow and prosper as they please. One villager might want to become a friar. Another might feel ambitious and strive for a career in public office. A third one might want to seek his luck in distant lands.

Each player will take the reins of a family and have them find fame and glory in many different ways. There is one thing you must not forget, however: Time will not stop for anyone and with time people will vanish. Those who will find themselves immortalized in the village chronicles will bring honor to their family and be one step closer to victory.

Village is a game full of tactical challenges. A smart and unique new action mechanism is responsible for keeping turns short and yet still tactically rich and full of difficult decisions. Also unique is the way this game deals with the delicate subject of death; as a natural and perpetual part of life in the village, thoughts of death will keep you focused on smart time-management.

Paraphrased from Opinionated Gamer's review:

Each player’s turn consists of taking a cube and then taking the action of the area they just took the cube from. The board has multiple different zones with specific attributes, a market, a travel zone, a crafting zone, a church, and a council house. Many of these offer multiple options, so even if you take a cube from the crafting area, you can get an ox, a horse, a cart, a plow, a scroll, or convert wheat to gold. Each zone is seeded with cubes of four colors plus black cubes which serve as curses, there are lots of turns per round. Some areas offer short-term scoring, others offer long-term scoring, and still others offer only end-game scoring. The round ends when there are no cubes at any location. The game ends when either the village chronicle or the anonymous graveyard is full.

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mbVillage fan
mbVillage fan (The Graveyard)
mb - Village Port fan

Awards

  • 2013 Ludoteca Ideale (Italy)
  • 2012 Mensa Preference Winner (Switzerland)
  • 2012 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner
  • 2012 Spiel des Jahres Kennerspiel Winner
  • 2012 Hra Roku Winner (Czech game of the year)
  • 2012 Games 100 - Best New Advanced Strategy Game Winner
  • 2012 Gouden Ludo Winner (Flanders/Belgium)
  • 2012 Tric Trac d'or (France), Game of the Year, 3rd place, Tric Trac de bronze
  • 2012 Juego del Año Finalist (Spain)
  • 2012 J.U.G. (Portugal), Finalist, 2nd place
  • 2013: Geek Minor League 4th Place
  • 2014 Juego del Año Tico Nominee (Costa Rica)

Contents

  • 1 game board
  • 4 farmyards
  • 48 wooden figures
  • 1 sticker sheet
  • 78 wooden cubes
  • 32 wooden markers
  • 40 goods tiles
  • 1 starting player marker
  • 1 next starting player marker
  • 24 customer tiles
  • 20 grain tiles
  • 15 coins
  • 2 cloth bags
  • 3 setup cards
  • 1 mass overview card
  • 1 rulebook

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Village
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English second edition
Publisher: eggertspiele, Stronghold Games
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2016
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.76 inches
English
Release Date: Mar 2016
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Hungarian first edition
Publisher: Delta Vision Publishing
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Year: 2013
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Hungarian
Release Date: May 22, 2013
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Greek first edition
Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2013
Product Code: KA111298
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Japanese first edition
Publisher: Hobby Japan
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Year: 2013
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Release Date: Jul 2013
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Russian edition
Publisher: Zvezda
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Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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3 Area/Action symbolic summary.
Handwritten because of special fonts. Enough thumbs/requests and I can make a Word version.
English
2016-01-13
20 3 Years in the Village, a Solo Variant
This is a solitaire variant inspired by the SoloPlay variant for Core Worlds. This variant takes place over three rounds and uses a reactive AI with less bookkeeping. Two levels of difficulty are provided. There are two versions of the rules included - a full description of the variant and a one-page, abbreviated ruleset once you are familiar with the variant. I only own the base game, so this variant can only be used with those components. Feel free to add in the expansions with your own additional rules similar to those found here. Thanks for playing, and I hope you enjoy this variant.
English
2015-07-08
13 Village holistic summary (includes Inn & Port; other promos don't affect the rules)
All the rules for Village and its expansions, summarized in an integrated way. This game's rules are simple (with the slight exception of the shipping rules), so use this and forego the three rulebooks for all but the most detailed questions. In case you discover any errors, you can comment or suggest corrections to the [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tL5KfIANzD1RzYQTjd05SEsKXZHZ_dXH5fAb_koK3Pg/edit?usp=sharing]Google Doc[/url]. 1.1 Setup: Added chests, ship clarification, ring, clarified market. Market Action: Fixed crazy selling-to-customer text. Improved ring-handling text. Final Scoring: Skip travel points for VP; score villager cards for VI. Added cube legend. Changed 5p color from purple to pink.
English
2015-04-29
0 Aide de jeu et référence
Références des cartes des deux extensions ainsi que des objectifs de l'extension "Le Port". Résumé de la mise en place.
French
2015-04-11
5 Puntuación La Villa (versión español de Le Bretteur)
Carta resumen de puntuación del juego base La Villa (versión española del usuario Le Bretteur).
Spanish
2015-04-04
2 Village Kurzübersicht
Original by Galdor The Great, translated into German by me. Kurzübersicht über die einzelnen Aktionsmöglichkeiten, deren Kosten und Vorteile. v1.0
German
2015-03-16
10 Combined Village Inn + Port Aid w/ Villager Card List
Quick reference guide combining all base game, Inn and Port actions and rules. Page 1 contains base game travel rules, Page 2 uses Port, and Page 3 is a summary of all Villager cards from Inn and Port. I like to print Page 1 or 2 and 3 double-sided in landscape. Let me know if you catch any glaring errors or have suggestions. Thanks!
English
2015-03-11
1 Village expansion cards tuckbox
Having all those beautiful cards in plastic baggies annoys you? Well, me too. Good for storing all expansion cards from "Village Inn" and "Port", sleeved in 57x89.
English
2014-12-23
16 Village Solitaire Play Variant v1.0
Solitaire Rules developed by elad and schiavonir
English
2014-11-03
11 Village Reminders.pdf
Once, when teaching Lancaster after not having played it in ages, I made a critical error that I didn’t discover until after the game. I said never again and since then I make a “Reminders” sheet for all of my games. The intent was not to cover all the rules but to make note of those little things that can be forgotten. Most of the Reminders start with the set-up and ends with the end of game conditions and scoring. I print them on cardstock and trim away the excess, making an easy to use sheet. They are also a good framework to use when teaching the games. If you click on my user name, then click on Contributions, then go down to Files you can check out my Reminders for all of my games. Enjoy.
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2014-06-22
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Garrett's Games 469 - The Village + Port Expansion, and Stichling
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RJ23: La consulta, l'opinió i la col·laboració!
41:06
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AP Podcast – Episodio 11: Zombicide
81.46 MB
2013-08-13
On The Road Again – This Board Game Life #027
69:20
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2013-08-02
AP Podcast – Episodio 4: La Villa vs Spartacus
91.52 MB
2013-06-19
Podcast #061 - Spiel des Jahres 2013
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2013-06-06
Episode 41: Village, Honorary Founder Rodney Smith, Remote Gaming and A Potpourri of Questions
3:05
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2013-05-01
Ludology Episode 51 - 50 for 50, Part 2
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Recon #4: Village
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2013-01-22
House Rules 47: Discussing the Top Five
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