Rating: 7.7 Very Good
Popularity:43
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1997
Players: 2-7 players
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age:13+

Created by: Uwe Rosenberg, Fréderic Bertrand, Marek Bláha, Andrea Boekhoff, Klemens Franz, Oliver Freudenreich, Inge George, Guido Hoffmann, Alexander Jung, Harald Lieske, Atelier Löwentor

Published by: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH, 999 Games, Brain Games

Alternate Names: Babszüret, Bohnanza Pocket-Version, Bohnanza Φασούλι το Φασούλι, Bohnanza+, Bohnanza: Fan Edition

Description:

Bohnanza is the first in the Bohnanza family of games and has been published in several different editions.

The cards are colorful depictions of beans in various descriptive poses, and the object is to make coins by planting fields (sets) of these beans and then harvesting them.

To help players match their cards up, the game features extensive trading and deal making. One of the most unique features of the game is that you cannot rearrange your hand, as you need to play the cards in the order that you draw them.

The original German edition supports 3-5 players. The English version from Rio Grande Games comes with the first edition of the first German expansion included in a slightly oversized box. One difference in the contents, however, is that bean #22's Weinbrandbohne (Brandy Bean) was replaced by the Wachsbohne, or Wax Bean.

This edition includes rules for up to seven players, like the Erweiterungs-Set, but also adapts the two-player rules of Al Cabohne in order to allow two people to play Bohnanza.

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Expansions:
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Awards:
Juego del Año Finalist 2007
Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Nominee 2005
Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee 2003
Spiel des Jahres Recommended 1997
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Bohnanza is all about planting, trading, and harvesting beans. Trade beans with the other players and plant them in your fields. That is great fun! And the more beans you have in your field, the more gold coins you get when you harvest them. If you have the most gold coins at the end of the game, you win!

The following rules describe the original Base-Game for 3-5 players, with the original bean kinds.

The three additional bean kinds - Cocoa Bean, Wax Bean and Coffee Bean - are only used in the variant for up to 7 players. …



Variant: Three New Types of Beans

(for 3-7 player games)

Components & Setup

Add the Cocoa, Wax, and Coffee Beans to your game.

Depending on the number of players, you will need to remove certain types of beans from the game. The number of available bean fields also depends on the number of players.

Beans in Play

Based on the number of players, remove the following types of beans and put the cards back in the box:

  • three players: Cocoa Beans
  • four/five players: Coffee Beans
  • six/seven players: Cocoa and Garden Beans

Number of Bean Fields

If there are three players, turn over your bean field mats so the side with three bean fields shows. …



The bean duel with two players uses the same rules as the variant for three players with the following changes:

  • Remove the Garden Beans and the Cocoa Beans from the game.
  • A player may only sell beans from his bean fields on his turn.
  • The game ends when the draw deck is exhausted for the first time.
  • On a player's turn, he does the following in the order indicated:

1. Plant or discard offered bean cards

The player may plant or discard the bean cards his opponent left as an offer in step 3 of his turn. This is omitted by the starting player on his first turn. …




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