The River: Spotlight Series

We love seeing people come out to play our demos! Please keep checking every week to see what we are offering. This event is perfect if you are wanting to learn a new a game, or to find something new for your collection. We appreciate everyone that has come out so far!

This week we played The River, a pioneering game that introduces worker placement mechanics. Worker placement games require players to manage their pawns, or workers, to perform actions. This mechanic is interesting as it requires thoughtful planning towards the game’s goal. The River uses this mechanic by having players try to build their settlements. Place pioneers around the board to collect resources, construct buildings, gather food, and settle more land along their personal river. Each turn, players have the opportunity to place one worker at a time. The round ends when all the workers are on the board. To gain the most victory points, you need to spend the game constructing buildings and by pioneering your land.

If you haven’t played a worker placement game before, this game would be exceptionally fun for someone who enjoys the strategy of planning multiple turns ahead and the rewarding feeling when a plan comes together! The River supports 2-4 players, but to get the most enjoyment we recommend 3 or 4 players. Expect this game to last about two hours. Of course this depends on the number of players, but there is a lot of decision making turn times can take a while .

Join us next week to play Silk, a delightful game about herding silkworms! This is a lighter worker placement game than The River, but it also introduces area control mechanics. Bring a friend and compete to see who can produce the most silk from your worms!

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