Gen Con Gem: EverdellAugust 9, 2018
Sometimes in the glitz and the glamour, it’s easy to miss out on a game or two. This week we’ll be looking at some of the Gen Con Gems that you should definitely keep on your radar.
Everdell, from Starling Games, is a well built working placement game. In Everdell, you can start to see the combos and optimum plays early on, but then the variety of directions and choices you can make in the game reveal themselves, offering you different paths to victories. From the game’s BoardGameGeek page:
Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?
Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement.