Gameday First Play – Brew Crafters

Posted on by Jesta

Brewing Beer Agricola Style…

…with more tokens and cubes than you could ever want.

It’s a time of regrowth in the old urban centre, and the hippest and best beer crafters have gathered both hops and hopes in building the best brewery in the city. It won’t be an easy task, as players compete for precious resources such as malt, yeast, fruit and spices in the local markets, all while managing and optimizing their growing bottling empires.

OK, Quick run through of this one…

Take turns placing workers on this “Market” board in the¬†middle section, taking the action as you place them.

Brew Crafters Main Area


This is mainly about picking up ingredients but you can also get money or temporary workers.

Then you use a different type of worker during the “Brewery Phase” to take actions there. One of the things you can do is Process Beer, by moving things along the conveyor belt of the production process on your player board.

Brew Crafters Player Area

Another action you can take is to increase a track in your Lab, giving new you new actions or abilities.

Brewcrafters Player Lab Board


While it looks nice and the theme is pretty cool, it is really just Agricola/Caverna. It’s almost the same.

We played 4 players, each player took a different path to victory with mine being far from useful. But, it does show the game has various ways to play.

The Lab Board for each player varies slightly and the skilled worker bonus cards each turn are random. Also, the face up beers available at the start of the game will vary.

It’s… OK, not my favourite of this type of game but it’s not bad. I wouldn’t suggest it, but I wouldn’t be too upset if I HAD to play it again.

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