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It's Harvest Time!
In Cornucopia, your goal is to fill your basket with a bountiful collection of fruits and vegetables while at the same time, correctly predicting how long it will take you to fill your basket.
You can try to assemble a basket with only one type of fruit or vegetable, which is difficult to do; or you can try to collect the entire range of harvest products. In either case, you want to complete your harvest as efficiently as possible to earn the most coins.
Players can bet and win more coins by correctly predicting the outcome (success or failure) of opponents' efforts to assemble their harvest, so players stay involved and engaged in the game even when it is not their turn!
Cornucopia's gameplay is deceptively simple but both the bidding and scoring systems add an enjoyable level of strategy to the game. It all adds up to a Cornucopia of great fun for the whole family!
Cornucopia is one of the most recent additions to the Gryphon Games bookshelf series. It has a farming theme combined with wagering and set collection mechanics. Players have to collect fruits and vegetables, while trying to predict how long their baskets will take to fill up. There's even a betting element in the game where you can predict the results for opponents, which keeps you involved even when it's not your turn.
Of the truly new games in the Gryphon Games bookshelf series, this is one of the entries I'm most excited about. Aside from reprinted classics like For Sale, High Society, and Incan Gold, the only new game in the series that really stood out for me was Roll Through the Ages, but now add Cornucopia to that list. It has elements of set-collection, press-your-luck, bidding and betting, that come together in a way that creates a very fun game with no downtime, and lots of tension and excitement. Cornucopia does the same thing as "For Sale" - a great 30 minute game for non-gamers or a filler for gamers - but in a very different way and with similar success.
In short, this is a new game with interesting betting elements that keep everyone involved, a super fun filler ideal for families and non-gamers, offering a fun experience of games like For Sale, yet with a completely unique feel. Time will tell if it has staying power, but at this point I recommend it highly.