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Review: Vinhos

Posted by James (admin) on 22nd February 2011

Vinhos is one of the several games with a wine-making theme that were released last year.  The game lasts 6 game years and the winner is the player with the most victory points (VPs) at the end of the game.  Each year, players take 2 actions and turn order is re-assessed after each round of actions.  In one action, a player can:

  • Buy one or more vineyard (which produce wine)
  • Buy 1 or 2 wineries (which increase wine value)
  • Hire 1 or 2 enologists (which increase wine value but cost money each year)
  • Buy a cellar (increases the time you can keep wine which makes it more valuable)
  • Sell wine for cash
  • Export wine for VPs (some immediately and some later if you dominate that area)
  • Bank (cash in/out and make/sell investments)
  • Hire 1 or 2 wine experts (giving various extra powers and increasing chances at wine fair)
  • Press release (announce your wine fair entry and maybe influence a manager) or Pass

As you can see there’s a lot choice, especially as a player will only take 12 actions in the whole game.   I won’t explain all the rules as that’s too much to cover but will mention a few core gameplay areas. Read the rest of this entry »

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