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2013
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1–6 players
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12 and up
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30 − 210 minutes
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12+
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
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Caverna
Caverna: Die Höhlenbauern
Caverna: il Popolo delle Montagne
Caverna: Sedláci z jeskyní
Kawerna: Rolnicy z Jaskiń
カヴェルナ: 洞窟の農夫
カヴェルナ: 洞窟の農夫たち
카베르나: 동굴 속 농부들
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Following along the same lines as its predecessor (Agricola), Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming. In the game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a little cave in the mountains. You begin the game with a farmer and his spouse, and each member of the farming family represents an action that the player can take each turn. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises.

It's up to you how much ore you want to mine. You will need it to forge weapons that allow you to go on expeditions to gain bonus items and actions. While digging through the mountain, you may come across water sources and find ore and ruby mines that help you increase your wealth. Right in front of your cave, you can increase your wealth even further with agriculture: You can cut down the forest to sow fields and fence in pastures to hold your animals. You can also expand your family while running your ever-growing farm. In the end, the player with the most efficiently developed home board wins.

You can also play the solo variant of this game to familiarize yourself with the 48 different furnishing tiles for your cave.

Caverna: The Cave Farmers, which has a playing time of roughly 30 minutes per player, is a complete redesign of Agricola that substitutes the card decks from the former game with a set of buildings while adding the ability to purchase weapons and send your farmers on quests to gain further resources. Designer Uwe Rosenberg says that the game includes parts of Agricola, but also has new ideas, especially the cave part of your game board, where you can build mines and search for rubies. The game also includes two new animals: dogs and donkeys.

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Rules PDF

Components

  • 300+ wooden pieces for animals, resources and dwarfs
  • 60+ acrylic nuggets for ore and ruby
  • 16 game boards
  • 16 punchboards with over 400 pieces
  • 30 cards
  • 1 score sheet
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 appendix

Errata
As acknowledged by Uwe Rosenberg (link), errata will be necessary to prevent a combo that generates infinite ore.

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Kawerna: Rolnicy z Jaskiń
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Lacerta
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2015
Product Code: A22029065
Size: 12.48 x 8.94 x 3.94 inches
7.72 pounds
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Release Date: Sep 22, 2015
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Publisher: Devir
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2015
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 3.94 inches
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Spanish HomoLudicus edition
Publisher: HomoLudicus
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2014
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 3.94 inches
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2014
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Dutch first edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2014
Product Code: 999-CAV01
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Publisher: MINDOK
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
7.94 pounds
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Release Date: Oct 20, 2014
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10 Caverna Furnishing Tile Tree
I saw someone wanted a Caverna expansion with a tech-tree and more tiles. It got me thinking... Is there a way to lay out all the tiles to easily see what tile benefits another, like a tech-tree? Here's the result. Enjoy. Let me know if I missed something.
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2016-01-29
6 All Furnishing Tiles Player Aid = Print A4 + Sleeve 65x100 (7wonders size)
Useful to remember all 48 tiles. (Wow! Has plenty of options! Especially for me that I have changed right now from the basic version to complete)
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2016-01-11
16 caverna weapon clickwheel for 3d printers (no more weapon chits)
A token I made to replace the caverna worker tiles. Now with a clickwheel that goes from 1-14 (use the back for unarmed dwarves). There is also a thingiverse thing for this at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1145914 You can see images of it printed out there. Zip file contains three .stl files
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2015-11-21
0 2 Modos de jogo adicionais - PT-BR
Versão 1.0 - Print & Play Dois modos diferentes de jogar Caverna: 1 - Modo "Construção": Faz com que as construções fiquem mais tentadoras para compra. 2 - Modo "Agrícola": Torna o jogo mais aleatório, bastante similar ao seu antecessor Agricola. Ps. Alterei pequenas coisas nas sugestões do Don Quichotte e do Alex Fiedler (Fórum BGG), além, é claro, de traduzir. Qualquer sugestão/crítica é bem vinda. Créditos: 1 - Don Quichotte (Fórum: Variants do BGG) https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1367588/interesting-twist-variable-furnishing-tiles-varian 2 - Alex Fiedler (Fórum: Variants do BGG) https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1128291/random-selection-goals-variant-variable-setup
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2015-09-08
4 Caverna card tuckbox
This is a tuckbox for the cards in Caverna. The tuckbox is for glued side/bottom. Print actual size
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2015-09-05
2 Caverna_Tuckbox_for_Sleeved_cards
A Simple tuckbox for a complete deck of SLEEVED cards for Caverna. Created using Tyson Manwarren's website, here: http://tuckbox.ferociousweb.com/ Disable scaling before printing!
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2015-08-24
9 Caverna NL samenvatting
Handige samenvatting op één blad om aan elke speler te geven.
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2015-08-21
5 Aide de jeu
Aide de jeu pour Caverna : - Points pour la fin de la partie - Règles pour l'élevage - Nourritures de départ - Liste des aménagements À imprimer sur page A4 ou bien recto-verso sur page A5.
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2015-06-23
6 Caverna Tuckboxes
This is a set of tuckboxes to hold the Caverna tiles and cards. They are fairly simple -- a photo of the finished product can be found in the image gallery (I will also try to post one here). Note that two of the boxes need to be printed on legal size paper. Included are: 1 box for yellow tiles 1 box for orange tiles 1 box for green tiles 1 box for ore mines/large pastures 1 box for cavern and tunnel twin tiles 1 box for field and meadow twin tiles 1 box for single tiles (ruby mines, single caverns, etc.) 1 box for the cards 1 envelope for the mini-expansion board plus tiles The tuckboxes are plain (blank) -- I have cut and glued mini images to decorate the boxes (and to show what is inside each). The last pages of the file contain these mini images. Thank you to the...
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2015-06-02
7 Caverna storage CNC milled boxes
Second file needed to build the Caverna storage box
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2015-05-12
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