- Player Count: 2 – 5
- Play Time: 45 – 60 Minutes
- Age: 14+
Welcome to the hobby of homebrewing!
You’re a new homebrewer, looking to make all sorts of new and interesting beers in the comfort of your own home, and you’ve just joined a local homebrew club. Now it’s time to have a friendly competition with your fellow homebrewers and see who can become the club’s best brewer!
Homebrewers is a competitive game for two to five players designed by Ben Rosset (Brew Crafters, Brew Crafters Travel Card Game, Between Two Cities) & Matthew O’Malley (Diner, Between Two Cities, The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits) and illustrated by Adam Rebottaro, artist of the award-winning game Sentinels of the Multiverse, and SaRae Henderson.
Homebrewers is an engine-building and dice-trading game where your dice represent the actions you can take: buying ingredients, participating in monthly events, adding flavors to your recipes, and of course, brewing beer! Homebrewers is played over eight months (represented by the eight rounds of the game). Each month you meet with your homebrewing club (trade phase) and then work on your brewing (action phase).
You’ll be crafting your own unique beer recipes in four categories: Ale, Porter, Stout, and IPA. Each time you brew a particular recipe, your quality level for that recipe will increase. You’ll gain reputation in two main ways. First, by moving up the quality tracks for the four beer categories, in order to win medals at Summerfest and Octoberfest, and second, by crafting your recipes to meet the particular tastes of a panel of judges at Octoberfest.
At the end of eight months, if you’ve gained the most reputation as your club’s best brewer, you win!
More info on BGG here.