Stardew Valley: The Board Game Review

Farming, fishing, foraging, and falling in love are just a sampling of the many activities one can partake in when they play the Stardew Valley video game. Whether you choose to do it all or just focus on the activities that suit you’re interests, there’s no shortage of things in the valley to keep you busy.

Now take everything there is to do in the Stardew Valley video game and cram that into a board game. As daunting of a task as that may be, board game designer Cole Medeiros and creator of Stardew Valley Concerned Ape attempted to do with this board game adaptation. While there’s no doubt that the board game pays homage to its source material, quirks in its design hurt it from reaching its full potential as a board game.

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Stardew Valley is the Latest Video Game to Get the Board Game Treatment

Board game adaptations of video games have existed for almost as long as the medium has existed. For instance, one of the neatest games in my board game collection is a copy of Berzerk; based on the 1980 arcade game. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the Pokemon Trading Card Game, which continues to be an absolute juggernaut in the tabletop gaming space.

But the latest franchise to go analog is…Stardew Valley?

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A Love-Centric List of Video Games to Play in Celebration of Valentine’s Day

Video games have a lot of growing up to do when it comes to the subject of love. Decades of catering to the taste of young boys has left the content a bit…emotionally-stunted. As such, those looking for a love-related content fix will heavily gravitate towards other mediums such as film, music, and literature instead.

To gaming’s credit, steps are being taken in the right direction. Gaming is starting to take on the subject in more thoughtful ways and I’m here for it! As we head towards Valentine’s Day, maybe a few of these games can get you in the spirit of the season, whether you’re madly in love or wrestling with heartbreak.

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Some of My Favourite On-Stream Twitch Moments of 2020

2020 was quite the year for In Third Person on Twitch. We shared a lot of laughs. Made a lot of new friends. Channel Points changed the show in a big way, allowing you to control the stream and hunt for shiny Snorlax. We also raised a mind-boggling amount of money for Extra Life!

Before we close the book on 2020, let’s take a moment to relive some of my favourite on-stream moments! There are too many to count, but here a few that immediately come to mind!
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2020 Was the Year I Caught Up on Many Games I Missed

Though I tend to be the type to ride from one hot new release to the next, 2020’s lineup was…subpar for me as a whole. Sure, there were a couple of games that made an impact on me, with one in particular that is likely to be crowned my personal Game of the Year. But for the most part, my year was defined by catching up on older games that slipped by me during their hey day. Here are some of the more notable titles I caught up on in 2020!

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Happily Ever After! – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 22

You may kiss! And just like that, Jettt and Abigail are bound together in holy matrimony. Along the way, we discuss many wedding-related topics, including my idea for Steff and I to renew our vows at an official Taco Bell wedding!

The Stardew Valley series is officially over. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed this journey at any point! Though now is a great time to take an extended break from a game we’ve been streaming for the past seven months (!), I wouldn’t count out a return to the valley at some point in the future. Stay tuned!

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Will You Marry Me? – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 21

With the Mermaid Pendant in hand, I’m ready to make the biggest decision of my Stardew Valley life. Or am I? A certain someone tried real hard to get back into my good graces. Did I go back to my old flame?

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This Bouquet is For You! – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 21

Pierre has notified us that we can now give our one true love a bouquet of flowers to demonstrate that we’re serious. But who will we propose to? Haley or Abigail?

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The Decision? – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 20

Pierre has notified us that we can now give our one true love a bouquet of flowers to demonstrate that we’re serious. But who will we propose to? Haley or Abigail?

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Stardew Valley Review

Wanting to escape the soul-crushing corporate world, you retreat to the farm that once belonged to your grandfather. The cabin is tiny and wilderness has reclaimed the land, but with a lot of elbow grease, you can restore it to its former glory.

Thus, your adventure in Stardew Valley begins. Even with over 10 million sold since its 2016 launch, I still found a patch of land to call my own.

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