Here’s a quick setup guide for Everdell. If you want a rules refresher, watch my How to Play Everdell video.

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Hi! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table. Here’s how you set up Everdell. Assemble the cardboard Evertree and put it on the stump. Points and occupied tokens go here, and then throw the different resource piles along the river. Deal out three forest action cards here in a 2-player game, or four forest action cards in a 3- or 4-player game. Basic event tiles go here, and deal four special events to the tree. Shuffle the deck and deal 8 cards out to the meadow, and put the deck in the tree. Everyone picks a colour and takes two of their workers. The rest go in the tree. The most humble player goes first. First player draws 5 cards from the deck. Every other player draws one more card than the last, going clockwise. And now you’re ready to play! If you’d like to know more about how to play, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the setup segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!

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Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host-you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises? Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement. On their turn a player can take one of three actions: 1. Place a Worker: Each player has a collection of Worker pieces. These are placed on the board locations, events, and on Destination cards. Workers perform various actions to further the development of a player’s tableau: gathering resources, drawing cards, and taking other special actions. 2. Play a Card: Each player is building and populating a city; a tableau of up to 15 Construction and Critter cards. There are five types of cards: Travelers, Production, Destination, Governance, and Prosperity. Cards generate resources (twigs, resin, pebbles, and berries), grant abilities, and ultimately score points. The interactions of the cards reveal numerous strategies and a nearly infinite variety of working cities. 3. Prepare for the next Season: Workers are returned to the player’s supply and new workers are added. The game is played from Winter through to the onset of the following winter, at which point the player with the city with the most points wins. COMES WITH: 128 critter and construction cards, 16 event mini-cards, 11 forest mini-cards, 110 resource pieces, 30 point tokens, 20 occupied tokens, 24 wooden workers, 1 18-sided die and 1 game board (which includes a 3D tree)

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