Beer and boardgames, boardgames and beer. Such a truly excellent combination. I guess it was only a matter of time until we got a boardgame about beer.
Dice Hate Me Games have this little beauty up on Kickstarter at the moment. A eurostyle game where you get to run your very own brewery! It sure looks like fun and the great news is that it has already reached its funding goal. If you live outside the US, then the shipping may push the price a little high, but don’t despair, the creators are offering a print and play version of the prototype, totally free! This is missing the final artwork, but its a lovely way to try the game out before committing to a full purchase.
Anyway, we love the idea behind this game and actually know a brewer ourselves. If we can get over the “shipping shock”, then I’m sure we will be backing this one.
In Brew Crafters, players assume management of a local craft brewery, working hard to manage resources, use their workers wisely, and develop their brewing line to create the best local brews. Players can perform research into different beer styles, brewing recipes such as Smoked Porter, Pumpkin Ale, and Coffee Stout, crafting their own unique brewing strategy along the way.
Brew Crafters honors the tradition of classic Euro-style board games, but at its heart beats a unique brewery processing system that must be constantly improved, monitored, and manned in order to keep the beloved beverages rolling off the line. Each brewery has access to a variety of equipment upgrades, farms, markets, and a plethora of specialty workers, ensuring a high level of replayability and strategic avenues. In addition, each player is studiously working to be first to develop several rotating gold-label specialty recipes that will earn them a better reputation at the end of year three when the best local brewer will be honored.