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Store:  Strategy Games
Edition:  Bohnanza expansion #1
Series:  Bohnanza
Theme:  Farming / Ranching
Genre:  Trading
Format:  Card Games, Expansions

Bohnanza expansion #1

revised German edition

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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 45 minutes 3-7

Designer(s): Uwe Rosenberg

Publisher(s): Amigo

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To play Bohnanza expansion #1, you must have:

Bohnanza original German edition Out of Stock

Bohnanza Fan Edition original German edition Out of Stock

Bohnanza Fan Edition English language edition Out of Stock

Bohnanza: Jubiläumsedition Anniversary Edition Out of Stock

Product Description

Designer Uwe Rosenberg has decided that we need new beans and some interesting new rules twists. This revised expansion includes beans from the earlier edition of this expansion set, and adds Field Beans, Bean Field cards and 39 Auftrag (Job) cards.

Product Information


  • 50 Bohnenkarten (Bean cards):
    • 24 Kaffeebohne (Coffee bean) cards
    • 22 Weinbrandbohne (Brandy bean) cards
    • 4 Kakaobohne (Cocoa bean) cards
  • 39 Auftragskarten (Job cards)
  • 3 Ackerbohnen (Field Bean) cards
  • 15 Bohnenfeldkarten (Bean Field cards):
    • 7 1. Bohnenfeldkarten (1st Bean Field cards)
    • 7 2. Bohnenfeldkarten (2nd Bean Field cards)
    • 1 3. Bohnenfeldkarte (3rd Bean Field card)

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 6 reviews

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New and improved Expansion #1
October 10, 2002

Wow, this one has to have the least interesting name of any expansion for any game, ever. If it were not for the strength of the original game, I doubt that anyone would buy this just on the strength of its title.

This expansion allows for more and less players for Bohnanza, offering up three new types of beans in various quantities, as well as rules for which bean types to include with differing numbers of players, as well as any rules changes in effect. If you own the Rio Grande version of the game, you have all of this part already, although they are not strictly compatible, since the illustrations on the cards vary a bit in regard to the rarity of the beans.

The big news with this expansion is the new stuff. There are now cards to represent the first and second bean fields, which are nice but not necessary. There are also job cards, which add a nice level of strategy to the game. The job cards show two values, the number of beans that must be in two side-by-side fields. The job can be played at any time from one's hand, and if the number of beans in one's fields exactly matches the job, the card is converted to one gold. The job cards migrate forward in the player's hand just as bean cards do, so there is a time limit as to how long before it can be used, so be careful! The next job card might not be advangateous considering your current field contents.

Should one go out and get this just on the strength of the new job cards? No, the jobs are nice but really not necessary. Should one get this as an add-on if one has the original German edition of the game? Most definitely. This is an expansion with real play value. Highly recommended.

What? You don't have these yet?
July 10, 2001

Bohnanza is a wonderful game which is perched high atop the best-seller list at Funagain. Tens of thousands of players have been introduced to the joys of bean farming with this clever game.

For those of you wanting an even richer experience, this expansion adds nothing to the basic mechanics of the game, but does allow for a wider range of players. By combining these with the cards from the basic set in various permutations of bean types, the game can be played by as few as three or as many as seven players.

One important note, if you own the Rio Grande version of the game, you already have these cards. The artwork has been swapped a bit for some values, but the card mix is the same. This is ONLY for those purchasing the original German language game.

Highly recommended for all bean farmers.

What? More beans?
August 02, 2000

Bohnanza--the freeform bean-trading game from Uwe Rosenberg--proved to be such a success that it was only a matter of time before there came an expansion. In fact, to date there have been two expansions and a spinoff. While the second expansion (La Isla Bohnit) is of dubious value at best, this first expansion is in my view invaluable.

The expansion simply allows two more players--up to seven--to participate in the game. Since the active player can trade with anyone, there is almost no downtime in Bohnanza, so seven players is not a problem. But even if you normally play with five or fewer, the expansion is not wasted, for the bean varieties that it adds are equally useful with as few as three players. With the expansion you have a much greater flexibility in the kinds of beans you grow. Don't like the ultra-rare beans? Don't use them. By selectively removing some bean varieties you can also alter the length of the game.

It's good to see that the English language edition of this game includes the cards from the basic game and this expansion, all in one box. As such, this expansion set is only of value to those who have the original German version from Amigo, but those people should consider this expansion a must.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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