Creature Comforts: Kickstarter Edition includes the following items not included in retail version of this game:
– Talents mini expansion
– Dreams Come True mini expansion
– Game Trayz storage solution
The following items are deluxe wooden components instead of standard components (mostly punchboard tokens) included in retail version:
– 154 resources
– 20 cottages
– the worm
– 2 almanacs
– 2 wheelbarrows
– 20 lessons learned
– pawprint dice
Life in the forest is a lot of fun, at least while the sun is shining and the leaves are on the trees. Those days don’t last forever though, and long before the weather starts to change, the wise animals start to harvest for the long cold winter ahead. You will spend many months tucked into your burrow and you want to make it as cozy as possible. A nice bowl of soup, a comfortable rocking chair, and some toys and games will go a long way to make those dark winter days pass by quickly.
In Creature Comforts, you spend the Spring, Summer, and Fall gathering different goods from the forest and spending them to collect items that will make your home more inviting while the world outside is covered in a layer of snow. Each round you send family members out to various locations in an attempt to gain supplies. If they fall short of their goal, they’ll learn a lesson and be better prepared next time. The family that has created the most comfortable den wins the game.
Solo, 2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players
45m – 45m
Contracts, Drafting, End Game Bonuses, Events, Solo / Solitaire Game, Turn Order: Progressive, Worker Placement with Dice Workers, Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Set Collection
Very thematic, if you can just imagine that you’re a cute animal family that lives in the valley and you and your family are preparing for a cosy winter. A dice worker placement through a push-your-luck mechanic. I’m sold. Also it has this contracts / set-collection element to it? I guess any worker placement game where you collect resources you can see the resources are sets that you’re collecting. Also, the main “working” areas are refreshed every turn? Fantastic. Also, you have 2 private dices, you roll them, then you assign your 4 worker meeples, then you roll the shared 4 dices and you start assigning the total 6 dices to whatever worker that needed it (the push-your-luck element I was talking about). Fantastic. BTW, if you didn’t manage to get the worker his needed dice, you get a lesson-learned token which can be used in subsequent turns to raise or lower the value of a dice by one. This game is now my wife’s favorite game. I actually brought it because I figured she will like it. I am good at predicting if a person I know would like a certain game or not. —— We mainly play as two players. We decided to remove the glades out of the improvements deck because they are not very good at two players. —— After we finished our first session with 6 turns, we decided that we wanted to play next time with the full version of 8 turns. 6 turns left you with wanting to play it more. 8 turns left you satisfied and fulfilled. —— As for the dreams come true expansion, it didn’t click that will with my wife. Mainly all the ones she got were a long shot. She will give it another try nonetheless.
Very beautiful game. Streamlined and plays well. Surprisingly, I didn't get annoyed by the randomness that the dice bring, it kinda sorted itself out anyways. The negatives: - That small expansion with secret mission cards. Never use it. There's way too much victory points in those cards and throws the balance way off. It's also very random and adds another big layer of luck, more so than the dice, since some are easy to complete while others are very hard. - Very solitaire. Since you don't block other players, everyone has access to everything no matter what you do, so the only thing you're going for is to spend your resources wiser to end up with more victory points. We skipped refilling the card markets between players turns, so atleast there is some fighting over the available cards. Other than that, you're really just playing your own game, not interacting with the other players.
Quick setup, fun worker and dice placement game with a gambling element. Superb production especially for deluxe ks version.