From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a peaceful year have passed in Everdell — but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities to be 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 will have a busy year ahead of you! Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?
Everdell is an excellent balance of several mechanics, namely worker placement, card drafting, set collection, and resource conversation. Nothing here is particularly ground breaking (we’ve seen the individual pieces before), but all of it put together creates a fascinating game that is highly engaging.
Everdell’s components are some of the highest quality I have ever seen, and those tactile elements are an addition to an already standout presentation. Absolutely magical and a visual feast, Everdell is not the most original worker-placement game, but it is definitely one of the most enjoyable.
Everdell is an immensely simple game. But it’s got depth. It marries the accessibility of a family-friendly game with the variability of a medium-weight strategy game. That’s probably why it’s ranked as one of the top two family games on BGG as well as one of the top 50 games overall!