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Fields of Green – Grand Fair Expansion

This is the Kickstarter version of the Grand Fair Expansion!  This bundle includes the Grand Fair base expansion, the wooden tractor (1stplayer marker), and a packet containing all of the Kickstarter Stretch Goals!  [The games that are available on amazon do not have the tractor or the KS stretch goals included ;-)]  Please note that this is an expansion and you must own the Fields of Green base game to play.

Artipia Games – awesome people… solid games!

I am a HUGE fan of Team Artipia!  The games, the people, the energy!!!  So, it is no surpriase that I carry a few of their products J  In truth, I would carry more of them, but as I don’t carry games that make it into full-retail distribution very often… I only carry the games that I can get in Kickstarter-edition format, or complete with stretch goals, or something I can bring home early from Essen Spiel.  You get the idea!  Anyway, the thing about Artipia Games is that you can always count on their games being fun, having fantastic artwork, easy to teach but with plenty of strategic depth, and highly immersive in terms of theme.  These are all solid wins in my book!

So, what’s this expansion all about?

This expansion adds all sorts of goodness to the original Fields of Green game.  First, we have a bunch of new locations to play that add diversity and replayability to the game right out of the box!  Oats and Cherry trees, Bison and Llama, Shearing Sheds, Chapels and Tanneries… oh my! 😉 Next up are the new Attractions.  Three of these are randomly selected for each game.  These areas offer players a chance to compete for bonus points or resources throughout the game.  They are like a mini meta-game off to the side and I really enjoy them!  If you’ve played Fields of Green, then you know that it primarily involves developing your personal farm and then working that farm to gain points.  Each player has their own farm laid out in front of them, and direct player interaction is fairly limited. These new Attractions add a way for players to compete head-to-head throughout the game. I LIKE IT!

The expansion also adds Competitions to the mix.  Each Competition card reveals an objective that will score bonus points for the top player in that category.  For example, one competition might list the objective as having the most equipment. The payer who achieves this objective scores a certain number of points based on the total amount of equipment they possess at the end of the game.

Finally, the expansion adds a solo player mode to the base game – Fields of Green – as well as enough components to allow a 5thplayer to join the game! I am a HUGE fan of any game that can handle more than 4 players because that means we can get more people to the table!!!

Summary

Grand Fair is a SOLID expansion to the base game Fields of Green.  I already loved Fields of Green, but I definitely enjoy it more having the Grand Fair expansion on the table!!  If you own the base game, you cannot go wrong picking up this expansion. And remember, this bundle includes the Kickstarter stretch goals! Get yours now 😉

 

Ages: 12+
Players: 1 – 5
Play Time: 45 minutes
Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artists:
Publisher: Artipia Games
SKU: ARTIPIA 002
MSRP:
$26 – $40 on various websites but without
the Kickstarter exclusive stretch goals!  If
you want all the KS goodies… they’re here!
😉
Our Price: $25.50
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The Grand Fair expansion… will all of the Kickstarter Stretch Goals – including the wooden Tractor!

 It is time for the annual Agricultural Grand Fair where all aspects of a farmer’s life are celebrated! Farmers all around the area are coming to see the attractions, watch the festivities, take part in competitions and get information on the latest news in the farming industry.

Grand Fair is an expansion for Fields of Green. It introduces the Grand Fair Attractions which let the players interact with the Grand Fair in many new and exciting ways! It also includes additional locations, objectives, components for a 5th player and rules and material for solo game.

Come visit the Grand Fair, enjoy its attractions and get to experience the life of a farmer to the fullest! Here are some more details on what the expansion has to offer:

Attractions

The Grand Fair Attractions are square mats that are drawn at the beginning of each game and placed on the table, next to the players. Each of them depicts a happening at the Fair that interests the players. The players have tokens (wooden tractors) that use them to interact with the Attractions, but each Attraction utilizes them in a different way. Some offer players a mini game that they play while advancing their Farms, others offer them more options when building locations and some even add new actions for the players.

In Agricultural Market for example, you reveal a location of each type at the beginning of every round and you may swap a card in your hand with one in the Attraction, giving you more options on what to do.

In Tractor Race, whenever you build a location of a specific type, you move one space forward. Depending on your position at the end, you will be getting extra points at the end, with the player finishing first getting even more points!

The expansion will contain 8 different Attractions (with 3 used in each game) that will allow for many different and exciting combinations!

New Locations

Grand Fair comes with new locations of all types. Grow Oats and Cherry trees, raise Bison and Llama, build Shearing Sheds, Chapels and Tanneries!

With 12 different locations, you will be getting many exciting new abilities, cool interactions and more strategies to discover!

Competitions (Player Objectives)

The annual Grand Fair features many Competitions for the local farmers! Prove to your fellow farmers who grows the tastiest Vegetables, who raises the healthiest Livestock and who has the most efficient Buildings!

Competition cards are revealed at the beginning of the game and list a goal for the players like “Build the most Vegetable Fields” or “Have the most Equipment”. At the end of the game, the player who best fulfills the goal, will gain additional points! With 12 Competitions included in Grand Fair, each game is going to be different and each decision you will be making is now going to be much more crucial!

Solo Rules

The Grand Fair expansion allows Fields of Green to be played by a single player! You can now get to experience all that the game has to offer, even when the rest of your play group is not available!

Using the corresponding section in each Competition card, you set a series of specific goals for the game that you need to meet in order to win. Then, you draft cards in a specific way, unique to the solo game, and build your Farm as normal. After 4 rounds, you check to see if you met the goals you had and if you managed to reach a minimum score of points (based on the difficulty level).

5th Player Components

Included in Grand Fair you will find additional cards, tokens and markers that will allow you to add a 5th player to your games!

 

About the Base Game

Fields of Green takes place in the middle of the 20th century. Players take the role of farm owners trying to expand their property and business. By adding fields, livestock and facilities they build an economic engine that will bring them closer to victory.

Fields of Green is played over 4 Rounds (years) during which players draft cards and add them to their ever expanding farms. At the end of each year comes the harvest season where they must water their fields, feed their livestock and pay maintenance costs, in order to receive valuable resources that will allow them to further expand in the next year.

Through various means, players eventually convert their wealth to Victory Points and the player who gathers the most by the end of the 4th year, is the winner.

Additional information
Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 2.5 in
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