Every Tuesday, UNT Media Library highlights a title from their growing collection of tabletop games. This week, read about: Bohnanza box cover

Bohnanza, Boardgame 234

Number of Players: 2-7
For Ages: 12+
Duration of Play: 45 minutes
  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, our thoughts turn to turkey, potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Yams, glazed carrots, and pumpkin pie. Beans? Maybe, but perhaps it’s not the first food to come to mind. You don’t really think about beans when you think about super fun tabletop games either. However! That’s where Bohnanza comes in. “Bohne” is the German word for bean, and in Bohnanza, you farm beans! (It’s much more exciting than it sounds.) Bohnanza plays up to 7 players, and might be just the ticket for playing with family after the food coma wears off. Have a great holiday this week!

From the publisher:

TO BEAN OR NOT TO BEAN!” Bean farming was never so much fun! In Bohnanza, you have two or three bean fields and a handful of bean cards to plant in those fields. When you sell beans, you earn more for growing more of one variety than a few several. Thus, you want to plant as many of your favorites as you can. But you must plant the beans in your hand in the order you got them. To get rid of the beans you don’t want to plant, you trade them to other players for those you want. With clever trading, you get the cars you want without helping the other players too much. In the end, the player who warns the most gold is the winner! This already expanded game has 11 bean varieties: enough for 7 players, but it also has rules for as few as two. Now everyone can be a successful bean farmer!

— Spiel + Freizeit; Rio Grande Games

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