Cottage Garden and Bohnanza: The Duel are being developed in 2017
Uwe Rosenberg’s Cottage Garden is being developed by DIGIDICED
August 9th 2017: Cottage Garden, the beloved gardening game from cult author Uwe Rosenberg is getting a digital version. DIGIDICED is aiming for a Q3 release of this 4 player masterpiece. As all of DIGIDICED games Cottage Garden will feature cross-platform play and asynchronous multiplayer (for up to 4 players) as well as different AI opponents and pass and play for local games.
In Cottage Garden, you compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers. Whenever no unplanted box is visible on a bed, you have completed it, then you count your points and replace it with a fresh, unplanted bed. You gain points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells.
In more detail, players select various polyomino tiles of flower beds from a central market grid, depending on the location of the “gardener”, then place them on one of their two personal garden boards. Each board has several garden elements that are worth points when not planted over, and these are scored on two different tracks as soon as a garden has been finished. Crossing over a line on each track awards bonus tokens that can fill in empty spaces or give you a better selection of the flower bed tiles. Whenever a garden is finished, you receive a new one to complete. After the gardener completes her fifth lap around the market, the game enters its last round. The player with the most points from their completed gardens at the end of the game wins.
– 2016 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
Uwe Rosenberg’s Bohnanza: The Duel is coming in 2017
August 9th 2017: Uwe Rosenberg’s Bohnanza: The Duel, the well-known franchise gets a digital conversion by DIGIDICED.
Bohnanza® – The Duel: Give as good as you get!
What was that thing about the gift horse? In this two-player variant of Bohnanza, both bean farmers give each other gifts of beans they can‘t use themselves – to make life harder for their opponent, if possible. Trying to fulfill their secret “bo(h)nus” requirements, they both need to keep a vigilant eye on the other player’s bean fields. Give as good as you get in Bohnanza – The Duel, there can be only one winner!
How to play:
Both duelists have bean field mats in front of themselves to plant their beans on. Between them, there is a row of eight gift cards. Each player holds five hand cards and three “bo(h)nus cards” with secret objectives. Playing the bean duel, you have the option of planting more than one type of bean in the same field, but when you plant a different bean than the one you’ve planted before, it has to have the next highest number than the one before. When harvesting your beans, it’s the beanometer of the last card you’ve planted that counts.
At the start of each turn, the active player plants two beans from their hand and turns over bean cards as usual. Instead of trading, however, they offer their opponent one bean as a gift by pushing this bean type’s gift card in their direction. The other player can accept the gift or decline it, but if they don’t take it, they have to offer a gift in return. You are allowed to bluff, but it may cost you if your bluff is called! Important: Only the first player to accept a gift actually receives the bean card in question. After this exchange, plant all beans you have received and turned over, then draw new cards.
“Bo(h)nus” cards can be fulfilled at any time when the required combination of beans printed on the card can be found in any bean field. Fulfilling an objective earns you bean dollars and the brand new bean cents. When the draw pile is used up, the player with the most bean dollars wins the game.
Bohnanza – the Duel is a variant of the popular bean trading game Bohnanza designed exclusively for two players. The gifting rules and “bo(h)nus” cards facilitate interaction between the two players and give fans something new to try out.
Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice Beta, bug fixes and feature list
On Steam users can now opt in to try the Beta version of Fire & Ice, the upcoming expansion for Terra Mystica.
All platforms also got a ton of bug fixes and some smaller features:
- fixed Mermaid bug that enabled to always build a town with only 3 buildings when using their ability
- fixed an UI bug that enabled you to take an action of an opponent which the server would refuse.
- turned the Cult track into landscape position to make it completely visible
- added the possibility to write notes for each games to distinguish games better
- shovels received as cult bonus are now optional for games created with v1.25+
- minor console improvements
- fixed the clock being swapped with another player when passing for a bonus tile
- fixed a bug where building a city with the mermaid ability after building something that triggered power gains would cause the game not to accept the move
- added the option to add AI opponents for casual games
Patchwork is getting THE UWE AI
“The Uwe” is added as the newest hard core AI opponent for Patchwork. DIGIDICED is thrilled to see players world wide thread against the tough as nails computer opponent. Can you beat it? Send your screenshots to @digidiced #BeatTheUwe
Agricola: Creatures gets random buildings for ranked games
Players can now play ranked games with random buildings (which are added from the first expansion, even if players do not own it!). We finally made a fan wishlist feature come true. Let the games begin!
Patchwork receives best iOS board game of 2016 award
Felix (CEO of DIGIDICED) is proudly showing the best iOS board game of 2016 award we received by Board Game Quest in our Berlin office. (In the background you can get a sneak peek at Bohnanza: The Duel)
Bohnanza: The Duel and Cottage Garden in 2017
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- Cottage Garden releases in Q3 2017
- Bohnanza: The Duel is in development
- Terra Mystica Fire & Ice Beta, Bug fix and features list
- The new Uwe-AI for Patchwork is out
- Agricola: Creatures has random buildings now
- Patchwork iOS board game of 2016 award arrived