Worker Placement Board Games are games that involve players in an action draft where players place workers on action spaces to activate particular actions or effects.
Worker Placement Board games are reminiscent of some of the many popular online video games such as Civilisation where players allocate workers to gather resources, build, train and upgrade building structures, armies and actions.
Players often have to select the action they would like to perform and decide on the timing of when certain actions are resolved or triggered. Players need to decide carefully because other players will often by competing for the same action spaces which can lead to certain actions being blocked out.
Worker Placement Board Games
Viticulture Essential Edition
Players take on the role of wine makers who are seeking to manage and build a successful winery by allocating workers to plant vines, crush grapes, age wines and fulfil wine orders.
Players visit the stone age where players govern tribe members who gather resources and trade for them to expand their village and civilisation to garner the most victory points possible.
Tzolkin The Mayan Calendar
Tzolkin Mayan Calendar is a dynamic worker placement board game that uses a series of interconnected gears that rotate carry player’s workers to different action spaces on the board with each gear representing a location where Mayans have built. Timing is of the essence as the longer players wait, the more valuable the resources and actions become. Players harvest corn, construct buildings, improve technology and place offerings to the Mayan gods to garner the most victory points to win the game.
Lords of Waterdeep
In Lords of Waterdeep, players take on the role of lords struggling to gain control of Waterdeep, the City of Splendors and thus gain its treasure and resources. Players use their agents to recruit adventurers to go on quests, expand the city by constructing new buildings that provide more actions for players to use and using intrigue cards to disrupt your opponent’s plans. Each lord has a unique victory point condition that can allow players to focus on completing specific types of quests and actions during the game.
Agricola is a farming game where players take on the role of farmers struggling to build and expand their own farm. Through harvesting , collecting resources and building farm improvements including fences, extra rooms to house your children, players fight to build the most prosperous farm whilst remembering to feed everyone at the same time.