Winterhaven Woods Card Game
1-5 PLAYER | 25 MIN. | AGE 8+
🦊🐻❄️Prepare yourself for a cozy game night with Winterhaven Woods! ❄️🐻🦊
Winterhaven Woods is a strategic card game that combines the excitement of drafting with the strategy of set collection and a dash of light player interaction.
- Score points by collecting sets of trees to create woodland homes for your critters to populate for the winter!
- Add additional points each round by using your predators to hunt critters left exposed in your opponent’s meadows!
- Strategically balance stealing critters from your opponents woods and meadow, adding them to your own, but being careful not to use too many else you’ll take a penalty.
- Earn extra bonuses based on how well you were able to craft your winter woodland!
I don’t normally love take that mechanisms in games, but I feel like the thematic approach during play was a really fun interaction. I definitely preferred a 3-6 player game over the 2 player experience, but the fun came from planning out your woods just right and not letting your opponents get the cards that would hurt you the most, if you could. Thanks Joel for the wonderful art as always! Makes the game so much cooler, pun intended!
The problem with buying a game off of Kickstarter is there are no reviews to help guide your decision. In this case it was a really good one. Winterhaven Woods is a simple, well thought out game that still requires some strategy. It's easy to figure out yet requires you to think as much about what your opponents are doing as what you want to do. I like the fact that you can steal cards from your opponents but get penalized if you abuse that privilege. Also, the artwork is wonderful. I just wish they would sell some Winterhaven Woods themed placemats to help you lay out your cards while playing.
Such a chill game. Simple. Deep. Playing Winterhaven Woods is like a guided meditation.
Great card game, awesome graphics and a well thought through theme. Gameplay is quick and whilst there is an element of take that, I really like the nastiness penalty. Take advantage in the game a few too many times and when it comes to final scoring you could loose out big time... One of our personal favourites.
Fun and easy to learn. Our game night group loved it as well! One of our group made an army of hedgehogs every round, and ended up winning. Such a fun game, and I can't wait till my kids are old enough to play too.