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Caverna - Cave Farmers

Caverna - Cave Farmers

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Postage within Australia

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About P.O. boxes: Flat fee of $15 applies to P.O. boxes. This is due to the additional costs associated with P.O. boxes. 

International Orders

We ship Internationally to most locations (Europe, US, Canada, South America, Singapore, Oceania) If your country is not listed as an available destination, or you are unable to check out, please reach out to us. Due to high prices on shipping of board games we typically do not ship these internationally. We use Australia Post for our international postage which typically have a 9 to 26 day delivery timeframe. For international orders, shipping costs are calculated at checkout. All shipments will be provided with a tracking number and insured with the carrier up to $100

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Business Hours

Our business operates Monday to Friday but we try and answer questions from the online chat outside business hours if able to do so. Shipping drop offs and pickups are also Monday to Friday. 

Delivery Timeframes

For domestic shipping Australia Post typically delivers within 5 business days. We often see deliveries in Brisbane locations take 2 business days.

For international orders it is typically 9-26 days but we have seen this extend out to 35 days to some countries.

Shipment Tracking

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Planned upgrades in development

We don't currently have upgrades for this game. But check out our other upgrades Our Upgrades

Playtime, player count and age

30 -210 MINUTES

1-7 PLAYERS

12+ AGE

Style:

strategy
farm builder
exploration
tile placement
worker placement

Rank

We rank this game: 8.5 / 10

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Reviews and How to Play

Sleeve Qty and Size Requirements

To sleeve your copy of Caverna you will need 30 sleeves to fit 59x92mm cards. We recommend Gamegenic Standard European Sleeves.
QTY 1 PURPLE STANDARD EUROPEAN SLEEVES

Additional Product Details

Year Released: 2013
Publisher: Lookout Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

Barcode: 029877035014

Following along the same lines as its predecessor Agricola, Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement board game at heart, designed by Uwe Rosenberg, 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.

Board game contents:

  • 20 light brown dog tokens (timber)
  • 35 white sheep tokens (timber)
  • 30 grey donkey tokens (timber)
  • 30 black wild boar tokens (timber)
  • 30 brown cattle tokens (timber)
  • 45 brown wood tokens
  • 25 grey stone tokens (timber)
  • 45 black Ore gems (acrylic)
  • 20 red Ruby gems (acrylic)
  • 40 yellow grain tokens
  • 35 orange vegetable tokens
  • 1 yellow starting player token
  • 7 x3 stables
  • 7 x5 Dwarf discs
  • 16 Game Boards (various types)
  • 49 Gold coins (cardboard), made up of 1, 2 and 10 denominations.
  • 1 dwarf marker (cardboard)
  • 88 food markers (cardboard)
  • 7 round harvest markers (cardboard)
  • 52 weapon strength markers (cardboard)
  • 8 multiplication markers (cardboard)
  • 8 goods markers (cardboard)
  • 208 furnishing and landscape tiles
  • 29 playing cards
  • scoring pad
  • rule book and appendix

Our Review and Recommendation:

Uwe Rosenberg has designed an outstanding board game. This is our favourite of his farming series that we have played. We've enjoyed this game at 2 players but unfortunately have not yet played it at higher player counts. Game components are top notch, and timber pieces are cute with little timber animals and vegetable tokens a pleasure to use. We strongly recommend this game and rate it a strong 8.5 out of 10.

Once we have played it at a higher player count I'll update this review.

If you like the farming aspect, and enjoy a little bit of adventure and building in an underground cave then this game is for you. 

Upgrades for Caverna:

We haven't yet done any upgrades for Caverna, but it is a game I can see us eventually creating some little pieces for (Items I'd like to design upgrades for this game would likely be the first player token, potentially food markers, dwarfs and stables). If you are super keen on these let us know, as I may increase the priority to create them.

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Note: Board Games do not ship internationally

Due to high postage costs we do not ship our board games internationally. Our upgrades do ship internationally to most countries. Check them out below.