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One of Our Favorite Board Games is About Making Wine

Bottle of Wine and Wine Glass on a Table

Welcome back to the Randolph Towers Blog! Today we highlight one of our favorite board games: Viticulture. The next time you host game night in your Arlington, VA apartment, consider playing a strategic board game all about making wine.

What it’s about: 

When playing Viticulture... “You find yourself in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany, where you’ve inherited a meager vineyard. You own a few plots of land, an old crush pad, a tiny cellar, three workers…and the dream of owning the best winery in Italy.


“Your job is to allocate your workers and helpful visitors to complete various tasks throughout the year. Each season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There’s competition over those tasks, and often the first worker to arrive at each one has an advantage over the rest.


“Using those workers and visitors, you can expand your vineyard by building structures, planting vines, and filling wine orders as you work towards the goal of owning the most successful winery in Tuscany.”

Why we love it:

Viticulture is a beautiful game with many colors, outstanding wooden components, and clever gameplay. The rules are easy to understand. There are also plenty of online tutorials that can teach you and your friends how to play.


The game was designed for one to six players, so whether you’re at home alone or have a few friends over, you’ll be able to play.


Viticulture is a great board game about the challenges of making wine. We hope you enjoy playing it this month for your next game night. Share your favorite board games to play by leaving a comment for our readers below. We’d sure love to read about them. Maybe we’ll even add them to our game collection.