Stonemaier Games Announces Viticulture Essential Edition

September 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
viticulture essential In the latest Stonemaier Games newsletter Jamey Stegmaier announced that Viticulture would get another reprint; this time including some of the expansions found in the Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture. Called Viticulture Essential Edition, it will include the Mama's and Papa's, Properties, Advanced and New Visitors, and the Automa solo variant cards. This edition came about when Jamey was contacted by famed designer Uwe Rosenberg asking about printing an edition of Viticulture with some of the Tuscany modules in both English and German. If you are already a proud owner of Viticulture and not Tuscany, as all of the additions to Viticulture Essential Edition can already be found in the Tuscany expansion, there will be a upgrade pack available for purchase. This brings up the question "What about the Tuscany Expansion? If the new edition of Viticulture will already include some of the modules found in the expansion wouldn't buying the expansion be redundant?". The answer to this is the Tuscany expansion as it is seen today will not be reprinted. Instead in the future a smaller version of the expansion containing some of the modules left out of the Essential Edition will be made (i.e. extended board, structure cards, special workers). A few of the modules currently found in Tuscany will not be reprinted again. scythe In addition to the news about Viticulture the newsletter also provided an update on Scythe which is set to hit Kickstarter on October 13th. If you're interested in hearing more about Scythe or Viticulture Essential Edition you can read the whole newsletter here, there is also a link to pre-order the Essential Edition.