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Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896
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"Gold, Gold, Gold – A Ton of Gold" – this was the Seattle headline heard 'round the world announcing the discovery of great stores of gold in the Klondike. This was the beginning of an exodus of would-be prospectors dreaming of a better life, a chance to escape the toil caused by the financial recessions and bank failures of the 1890s. Gold rush hysteria was pulsing through the veins of the country and tens of thousands were willing to risk it all for the chance to have it all.

Lost Valley is a game about the Klondike stampede that rushed North and about the grueling journey that these would-be prospectors undertook, traversing Steep Mountain passes with heavy loads through severe weather and with ever-dwindling resources.

During the course of the game, players must explore an ever-expanding lost valley in hopes of discovering a gold vein in a mountain, a virgin forest to provide timber, or a fishing spot along the river to provide food. The map will be different each time you play, so you never know what lurks around the corner. As you set out from the outfitters with everything you own strapped to your back, you must balance carefully the resources that you need. Of course you will need tools, dynamite and timber to extract mountain gold, but you'll need to make sure you have room for food, rifles and fishing poles to help you survive in the wilderness.

In addition to expanding the player count to 2-6 (from 3-4) and shortening the playing time, the second edition of Lost Valley rebalances the gold nugget distribution; provides a third path to victory; and (thanks to the included expansion modules) allows players to build canals, learn new abilities, and stake claims on gold mines.

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Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896 brings new twists and enhancements to the classic board game Lost Valley through the new additions to the gameplay on top of balance tweaks.

Stake Your Claim: This module allows players to "claim" a single goldmine that they build. While it won't prevent others from using the gold mine, it will require that any other player who uses the gold mine to pay you a small fee of one good, which you can collect when you return to the gold mine.

The Experienced Prospector: This module grants players a single experience point every time a player constructs a building improvement that other players can use (gold mine, fish trap, etc). Players can on their turn use two experience points to learn a new ability for their prospector, such as the scout (who is able to look at two land tiles and select which one to place when expanding the map) or the adventurer (who can look at event tiles before deciding to take on the event). These abilities can make or break your prospector's chances of striking it rich.

The Treasure Hunter: This module adds a third path to victory to the base game. This module replaces some of the event tokens with clues as to where the buried treasure is located. These "clues" correspond to one of the five types of terrain in the game: water, forest, bottomland, wasteland and mountain. You find the treasure by using the clues that you have collected to search for an intersection that matches the clues in your hand. For example, if you had two river clues, one mountain clue and one forest clue, you would need to find an intersection where these and only these four terrain types come together. When you locate the treasure, you gain a bounty of gold nuggets.

Team Rules: This module for experienced players allows teams of prospectors to work together to explore the Lost Valley. In this mode only the lowest scoring of the team-mates score will count towards the win, so you need to make sure that both team-mates are succeeding in the Lost Valley!

2 Player Mode: Using the Team Rules the game can now be played by 2 players!

6 Player Mode: Enough components have been added to the game to increase the number of players to 6.

Classic Mode: This mode strips out most of the improvements to the game and returns the game to the classic gameplay from the 2004 smash hit!

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Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896
English second edition
Publisher: Pandasaurus Games
Artist: Harald Lieske, Felix Scheinberger
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
3.20 pounds
Release Date: Apr 5, 2014
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13 Lost Valley Game Capsule
I started creating these for a few games, and one of them made it into the latest edition of Police Precinct. The purpose of the Game Capsule is to be a self-sufficient, all-in-one document that provides a complete component breakdown (something the publisher did not do in this case) which guides you through setup and provides a comprehensive description of game play. This is accomplished in one double-sided document, which can be printed, laminated, and stored in the game box for future reference. In this version of the Game Capsule, I have included a player aid (this game is just crying for a player aid that lists possible player actions and describes how the various resources are used!) on the last two pages. This will fit on a 5 x 8 index card, which can be printed as one...
2 Cartes compétences
Traduction en français des compétences et mise en format cartes pour faciliter la pige aléatoire.
6 Camps add-on material
The same file but in PDF version.
2 Lost Valley Chinese Player Reference
Lost Valley 中文(正體) 文家幫助卡 ©2015 台東桌遊同樂會 Finhisky Chinese Version of Lost Valley player reference Courtesy of Josh(squash)
6 Skill Cards
These 22 cards were created and optimized for Printer Studio, but could be used for Artscow or similar service. I utilized the game's art style and color scheme in order to match as close as possible. Once they are printed out, it will look like they always belonged in the game. Enjoy!
15 Skill Cards with Explanations
Skill Cards with Explanations in Mini Euro Card Size. Includes the 3 new Skills from The Yukon Mini-Expansion (with underlined title for easy separation). [geeklist=148780]Mis otras traducciones y ayudas de juego.[/geeklist]
21 Lost Valley Player Aid & Rules Summary
Update: ver. 1.1 - Updated font for improved readability.
23 Lost Valley player reference
This is a 2-page PDF document that can be printed double-sided onto a single sheet of paper, once for each player in the game (though a blank third page ended up in the PDF). The first page contains a reference for all the skills and triangular tiles, including those provided in the Kickstarter copy of the game (I don't know if the regular production copies contain the extra tokens/tiles). The second page provides the turn order/options, along with information regarding the game items and terrain tiles. If you happen to spot any mistakes, please let me know and I'll upload a corrected version. Enjoy!
10 2 Page Rules Summary
I often like to create a quick reference version of games that have a lot of rules. In this case I have tried to clear up some of the mistakes from the original version. Intended to be printed on both sides of Letter paper.
35 Lost Valley Rulebook v2.4 + FAQ v1 (decreased file size of 15mb)
This is a combined PDF of the official rulebook and FAQ that dramatically decreases the file size. Combined pdf is under 15mb where the original official rulebook pdf alone was a whopping 113mb for no apparent reason. Resolution is still high enough to produce a beautiful printed copy if desired.
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