this game is so good, i’m going to play it 11 or 8 more times
It's Time To Plant The Beans
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Whoah, I wasn't expecting a full playthrough, and this was a lot of fun to read!
Congratulations on Best In Show!
cant wait to play this game ! i just dont have enough dice for it
If you're short on dice, you might be able to substitute beads or other small objects (such as pieces from board games) for the towers.
Dice are still needed for the weather, so I'm not sure Beans can run entirely diceless, but this'll reduce the number of necessary dice by a bit.
I heard about this game on Twitter and I'm excited to take a look at this creator's other games, because this is a genuine delight. "It's Time To Plant The Beans" has a lovely aesthetic and laid back presentation. The object of the game is grow cats from "beans" (referencing kitty toe beans) as they have, in this world, been altered so that they must be grown as crops.
The gameplay occurs over "rounds" where you stack dice to grow your cat beans according to special rules dictated by one of six weather types. This can disrupt your growing beans and cause them to start regrowing. Each day you journal the day's results and should you successfully grow a kitty, you journal the description of that cat, whether they are adopted off the farm, or stay on with you. Alternately, you can draw your successfully grown cat!
The final set of rules give rough suggestions on how long to play or playing as something to do between your turns during other games you might be playing. Overall, "Plant The Beans" feels very successful at being what it set out to be: a chill hybrid dice-stacking/journaling game about growing cats. Definitely pick it up and give it a try.