How to Play - Spirecrest
This expansion introduces an uncharted and mysterious new area of Everdell to explore: the Spirecrest Mountains!
During setup, the Mountain board will be placed on the lower side of the main board. Three decks of Discovery cards are shuffled and stacked facedown on the distinct areas of the board: Foothills, Peaks, and Ridge. Map tiles are also shuffled and randomly placed in each of the areas. Finally, one Weather card for each season is randomly placed on the board as well. Every player will place their Rabbit Traveler meeple at the beginning of the path, and then you are ready for adventure!
Each season, players will have a challenging Weather card they must consider as they make their plans and build their cities. Each player is affected by the specific weather of the season they are in, and the weather for the coming seasons is a secret until someone Prepares for Season and moves forward to reveal it!
At the end of Preparing for Season, players will claim one of the map tiles on the path before them. Three of these map tiles will be collected in total over the course of the game, creating an Expedition that you may send your Traveler on at the very end of the game. Players will have to carefully pack their supplies in order to complete their Expedition, potentially scoring a substantial amount of points for doing so.
After claiming a map tile, players will draw the top three Discovery cards of the area they are exploring, then place these cards faceup along the bottom of the Mountain board. These unique cards represent exciting discoveries you have made along your journeys. You may find a trail to explore, one of the friendly mountain folk to assist you in your journeys, or perhaps even one of the fabled Big Critters that your worker can ride on! You will get to keep only one of these cards from each of the three areas you explore, so you must choose wisely!
Spirecrest is an expansive and challenging new expansion, sure to surprise and delight even the most seasoned of Everdell players. Get ready for adventure!
and here for the Spirecrest Collector's Edition Rulesheet!
How to Play - Bellfaire
This expansion adds a number of new modules to the game, including unique player powers for each type of critter in Everdell, rules for 5-6 players, and a new board to optionally use in place of the 3D Ever Tree.
Each of the 15 unique types of critter meeples in the world of Everdell now also has a unique power you may use. These powers have been thoroughly playtested and balanced, and designed to offer an intriguing and unique twist to every game you play. Have fun exploring them all to find your favorite!
Many people have requested that we add official support for 5 players, and we’ve gone beyond that to include rules for up to 6 players. By utilizing a clever Market system and a specific rule of removing one of the workers each player obtains, the game time for these higher player counts is close to what a standard 4-player game would be.
The Bellfaire board connects to the upper half of the main board, and may be used as an alternative to the 3D Ever Tree, which is helpful for higher player counts. This board also adds optional new gameplay elements, including a revolving Market location, and endgame Garland awards.
There are six unique and beautifully illustrated player boards that can be used to hold resources, meeples, and point tokens. Each board shows a different corner of the world of Everdell—there's a suitable home for any and all critters! Choose your favorite!
Bellfaire is a modular expansion packed with exciting new content to experience and explore!
What People Are Saying
"Everdell is a gorgeous game, with extremely high production value and its expansions are no different. Both Bellfaire and Spirecrest look lovely and integrate nicely with the base game." — Casual Game Revolution
"I’m absolutely crazy about the added engine building that Spirecraft adds to Everdell, and the Bellfaire modules (especially the asymmetric critter powers) add marvelous variability and fun ways to mix up the game... This is an hour one backing for me.” — Tim, playtester
"The Spirecrest expansion adds a new level of excitement and adventure to the amazing world of Everdell. Spirecrest takes the great game of Everdell to new heights." — Karl, playtester
"Spirecrest is not for the faint of heart. It is challenging and so thematic and immersive that you feel invested in your little critters." —Alex, playtester
"Bellfaire preserves its unique theme and introduces a trading mechanism done right." —Amy, playtester
"Spirecrest is the most thematic exploration I have experienced, and Bellfaire proves trading can be thematic and strategic." — Chrissy, playtester
"The way the Big Critters integrate in Everdell both mechanically and physically is just amazing. Big Critters and the player powers bring a much welcome asymmetry to the world of Everdell." — Max, playtester
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Expansion Design: James A. Wilson
Game and Creative Development: Dann May, Brenna Noonan
Art: Andrew Bosley
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Map Art, KS Graphics: Dann May
Kickstarter video: Greg May
Marketing & Kickstarter Management: Brenna Noonan
Executive Producer: Dan Yarrington
Published by Starling Games
Playtesters: Clarissa Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Jacob Parker, Jonathan Parker, Lee Kaiser, Maximilian Berbechelov, Iskra Dyulgerova, Karl Schwantes, Chrissy Peske, Tom Peske, Amy Peske, Alex Peske, James Charlick, Jonathan Ramundi, Kat Rendek, Trevor Baker, Gregory Delaney-Mucklow, Cory Kneeland, Angela Kneeland, Marie Kneeland, Michael Forrey, Tim Dolloff, Benjamin Leroy-Beaulieu, Kim Williams, Anthony Williams, Erin Williams, Rob Bell, Kat Slosarska-Bell, Jonathan Baxter, Erin Baxter, Andrew Albertsen
Risks and challenges
Starling Games was launched as an imprint of Game Salute LLC in 2018. At Starling Games, we strive to create games for the hobbyist gamer, crafting elegant mechanics with beautiful artwork and top-notch components. Some of our most popular titles include Everdell, Archmage, Black Orchestra, Alien Frontiers, and more!
Our team has delivered hundreds of successful Kickstarter products since 2012, including our own published titles and those we've helped independent publishers run and fulfill. While printing, shipping, and processing delays are always a possibility, we have set a reasonable delivery date based on our experience.
We are always happy to replace defective or damaged dice, cards, or other components. Just send us photos of the damage, and we will ship a replacement at no additional cost to you. If your item needs to be returned, we will cover the cost of the return shipping. We provide replacement pieces while titles are active in our catalog, which is typically at least a year after their initial printing. Replacement requests must be made within 30 days of the date the item was delivered to you. For replacement requests, please go to www.starling.games/replacements.
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