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Bohnanza series

Introduction

The Bohnanza family of games includes a series of very similar games, as well as several thematically related games, and plenty of expansions.

The Games

Base games entries are in a bold typeface.

Bohnanza & expansions

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1997 Bohnanza
3-5 players

2000 Bohnanza uses the 3rd Bean Field style from La Isla Bohnitâ.
2-7 players (see Al Cabohne)

1997 Bohnanza Erweiterungs-Set adds beans 4 (Kakao-), 22 (Weinbrand-), and 24 (Kaffee-), as well as six- and seven-player rules.
3-7 players

2000 Bohnanza includes beans 4 (Cocoa), 22 (but Wax instead of Brandy), and 24 (Coffee), as well as six- and seven-player rules.
2-7 players

1998 La Isla Bohnitâ adds beans 26 (Wachs-) and 28 (Mokka-), and introduces shipping and pirates, as well as rules for a two-player bean duel.
2-7 players

2015 Bohnanza: Princes & Pirates: It is the "Pirates" part of the game, presumably adapted to the bean switcheroo of Wax Beans replacing Brandy Beans in the RGG edition.

2000 High Bohn introduces a Western town.
3-5 players


2004 High Bohn Plus provides the Western town.
2-7 players

2015 Bohnanza: Bohnaparte & High Bohn comprises both Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! and High Bohn Plus].
3–7 players


2001 Mutabohn provides mutation pattern cards.
2-7 players

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2001 Bohnanza Erweiterungs-Set (Revised Edition) introduces Order cards and bean 3 (Acker-).
3-7 players


2004 High Bohn Plus provides the Order cards and bean 3 (Field).
2-7 players

2015 Bohnanza: Bohnaparte & High Bohn comprises both Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! and High Bohn Plus].
3–7 players


2001 High Bohn: Bohnenduell um 12 Uhr mittags is a clarified version of High Bohn, plus the Prohibohn expansion to Al Cabohne, and 22 Cognacbohnen optionally usable in either game's expansion.
2-5 players


2004 High Bohn Plus provides the Western town of High Bohn, plus 22 Cognac Beans.
2-7 players

2015 Bohnanza: Bohnaparte & High Bohn comprises both Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! and High Bohn Plus].
3–7 players


2002 Ladybohn adds the female counterparts for beans 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20.
1-5 players

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2003 Bohnaparte (Lookout Games) adds a modular map to host a war, fueled by bean trade.
3-5 players


2004 Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! comprises both this and Dschingis Bohn
3-6 players

2015 Bohnanza: Bohnaparte & High Bohn comprises both Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! and High Bohn Plus].
3–7 players


2003 Dschingis Bohn functionally identical to Bohnaparte, and combinable therewith.
3-5 players
3-7 players if combined with Bohnaparte


2004 Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! comprises both this and Bohnaparte
3-6 players

2015 Bohnanza: Bohnaparte & High Bohn comprises both Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! and High Bohn Plus].
3–7 players


2003 Bohnanza counters contains no text.

2003 Bohnanza counters contains no text.

2004 Telebohn reverses the core rules of Bohnanza, and adds special action cards, many of which give tribute to earlier expansions.
2-5 players

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2004 Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité! (Amigo) includes a mishmash of both Bohnaparte and Dschingis Bohn.
3-6 players

2004 Bohnaparte: Liberté! Egalité! Bohnité!
3-6 players

2004 Amigo Bohnentaler introduces a big Bohnentaler.

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2007 Bohnröschen is an expansion for Bohnanza or Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss!. It gives the players a rose thicket through which they must hack, shifting the focus of the classic bean-trading game.

2015 Bohnanza: Princes & Pirates: It is the "Princes" part of the game.

2007 Das Grosse Bohnanza Buch includes six SpiderBeans, which can be used with Bohnanza or Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss!. These beans introduce an small bluffing element, and a very unusual beanometer that is mostly based on transitions, rather than quantity.

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2007 Auf der schwäb'schen Eisenbohn is an expansion for Bohnanza. The Swabean Railway travels through Stuttgart, Ulm, Biberach, Durlesbach, and Meckenbeuren, each of which has its own beanometer. This expansion introduces 22 more beans, as well as a shareholding mechanism!

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2009 Bohnedikt is an expansion for Bohnanza. Grow beans in God's own beanfield. Bohn-edicts should keep things interesting....

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2011 Bohn Camillo is two-player variant for Bohnanza, themed on the movie Don Camillo e l'on. Peppone, in which the titular characters have a love-hate relationship: They fight each other, spy on each other, and steal from each other – all while trying to thwart each other's plans.

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2015 Bohnanza: Bohnenmarkt introduces a bean market where you can spend your hard-earned bean dollars, one quarter at a time. At any point in your turn, but only once per turn, you can make a visit to the bean market to buy one bean. Prices range from $0.25 to $1.25. Even more interestingly, though, you can barter your one visit with another player, so they can visit the market (in likely desperation) on your turn.

2015 Bohnanza: Bean Market has no text on its components, and the official rules are available in English, too.

Uwe Rosenberg's other bean games

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Closest English Equivalent

1999 Space Beans is a fast-paced game using science fiction beans, and nearly opposite rules of Bohnanza.

1999 Space Beans

2000 Al Cabohne uses the engine of Bohnanza, modified for 1-2 players, adding a Bohnenmafia artificial competitor.


2000 Bohnanza adapts the two-player rules from Al Cabohne to extend the range for number of players.

2015 Bohnanza: Ladies & Gangsters: It is the "Gangsters" part of the duo.


2001 Al Cabohne expansion, Prohibohn (included in High Bohn: Bohnenduell um 12 Uhr mittags), adds Prohibition-era establishments loosely analogous to the buildings in High Bohn, as well as a Police Razzia (Raid), and 22 optional Cognacbohnen.

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2002 Bohn Hansa is a board game of bean delivery loosely based on Bohnanza.

2002 Bean Trader

2004 Bohn Hansa expansion, Die Städtemehrheiten adds some city majority and road variety tokens to Bohn Hansa.

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2005 Rabohnzel uses the Bohnanza core engine, with an infusion of magic spells.

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2006 Bohnkick is a soccer game that uses the Bohnanza bean types to identify the different positions.

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2006 Kannibohne is to Al Cabohne what Rabohnzel is to Bohnanza. Two players attempt to cultivate beans, leaving their leftover junk for each other. However, 19 of the 33 cards have special action text. If one of those cards is the topmost bean in your field during the appropriate phase, you may use its special action. There is no equivalent of the Bohnenmafia, and score is kept on paper, making this the first game in the family to keep all the cards in circulation. Bean frequencies range from 4 to 7.

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2007 Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss! is a standalone game that fuses the Bohnanza base game with Ladybohn, and introduces bean babies.
3-5 players

2015 Bohnanza: Ladies & Gangsters: It is the "Ladies" part of the duo.

2007 Bohnröschen is an expansion for Bohnanza or Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss!. It gives the players a rose thicket through which they must hack, shifting the focus of the classic bean-trading engine.

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2010 Bohnanza Fun & Easy is a streamlined, standalone version of Bohnanza, which trims the fat from the original game:
  • New bean illustrations for all the beans.
  • Stink beans (4) have been added.
  • You always have three bean fields.
  • The turn is simplified to three phases: plant, trade, draw
  • The trading no longer requires players to set aside the beans until the end of the phase. Plant 'em as you get 'em.
  • The face-up beans for trading are there the whole game, as the bean market, with three beans.
  • You needn't plant beans from the middle of the table (now the bean market): Just leave them there.
  • There is no longer a restriction on harvesting single-bean fields when there are other more mature fields (the single most confusing Bohnanza rule for new players).
  • The game ends immediately after two times through the deck.


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2010 Mutterböhnchen is an expansion for Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss!. Players must deal with "mama's beans" and their idiosyncrasies. In addition, they can attack one another's coin piles with an rascally baby beans.

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2012 Bohn to be Wild! is a bigger, enhanced take on Bohnanza, using the core engine, but a completely different set of cards (kind of like how Priests of Ra builds upon Ra's engine with completely new tiles). There are some small changes to the trading phase, but most importantly, there are wild beans, each of which features one of ten different icons that affect gameplay when it is exposed.

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2012 Würfel Bohnanza is, as the name suggests, a Bohnanza dice game. Try to fill orders by getting the right combinations of die faces, so you can earn money for the order. An interesting aspect of this game is that the other players can benefit from the rolls you make on your turn, so everyone has to pay attention!

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2013 Sissi! Die Bohnenkaiserin is a small evolution from good ol' Bohnanza. Although it inherits the card-drawing rules from Bohn to be Wild!, the rest of the game is basic Bohnanza… with one huge exception: There are 50 Sissi beans, which can (and usually should) be planted interspersed in your otherwise-normal bean fields. At the end of your turn, any bean field with two consecutive beans of the same type (i.e. 2 Sissi or 2 of the field's type) must be harvested.

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2014 Bohnanza Schnupperspiel (Bohnanza Taster Game) is a punch-out-the-cards-yourself introductory version of the original game, offered in spielbox's SPIEL 2014 edition. It has only 54 cards, and each of the beans is "demoted" to a lower quantity: 4 GartenBohnen, 6 Rote Bohnen, 8 Augenbohnen, 10 Sojabohnen, 12 Brechbohnen, 14 Saubohnen; instead of the usual 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 — not to mention the exclusion of Feuerbohnen and Blaue Bohnen. Note that these quantities make it incompatible with nearly every Bohnanza expansion; it is, after all, just an appetizer to make you yearn for the real thing!

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2015 Mein erstes Bohnanza is, as the name suggests, a Bohnanza for children. It features bean illustrations based on traditional children's tales, and there is no text on the cards, other than the beanometer and the bean quantities. It also includes different "levels" of rules, enabling even 4-year-olds to start planting beans deftly, then eventually they can graduate to the base game's rules.

2015 My First Bohnanza This game seems to have been co-published by AMIGO and Rio Grande for its initial release!

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