Villages of Valeria Card Game on Kickstarter
Villages of Valeria is a new card game currently on Kickstarter. It’s pegged as a village-building card game where players aim to become the capital city of Valeria. It’s for 2 to 5 players and plays in about 45-60 minutes. The game uses a follow mechanic, which allows inactive players to also perform actions in the active player’s turn albeit with a slight disadvantage, which helps to keep player downtime to a minimum. The project has already been funded and a number of stretch goals have been reached. Check out the Kickstarter video below.
To win the game you need to have the most victory points. Each building constructed and adventurer recruited awards the player Victory points and the game ends when a player has build or recruited the targeted number o buildings or adventurers. Players can choose from 5 actions each turn :
- HARVEST: Draw 3 Cards.
Follow: Draw 1 Card.
- DEVELOP: Discard 1 card to add a Card to your Castle as a Resource.
Follow: You may discard 2 cards to add a Card to your Castle as a Resource.
- BUILD: Place Gold on Resources to add a building to your village and draw 1 card.
Follow: You may place Gold on Resources to add a building to your village.
- RECRUIT: Pay 1 Gold to add an Adventurer to your village. Follow: Pay 2 Gold to add an Adventurer to your village.
- TAX: Collect 1 Gold and draw 1 Card.
I quite like the mechanics of the game and players have a number of tactical decisions to make every turn. The artwork is gorgeous and pledges start at only $17. So go checkout the Kickstarter page and make your pledge!
What’s In The Box
Check out the Gameplay Runthrough video below.