With only two pairs of helping hands, you stand at the entrance to your new cave dwelling. There is much work to do and no time to lose! The nearby tribe is doing better than you and this cannot stand. Carve your way deeper into the mountain and create a cozy cave. Gather grain, flax, and building materials. Mine for precious metals and become wealthier than you, or your rivals, ever dreamed!
In the two-player game Caverna: Cave vs. Cave, each player starts the game with only two dwarves and a small excavation in the side of a mountain. Over the course of eight rounds, they'll double their workforce, open up new living space in the mountain, construct new buildings and rooms in which to live, and dig for precious metals.
Each player starts the game with an individual player board that's covered with a random assortment of face-down building/room tiles and only one space. Some tiles are face up and available for purchase at the start of play.
Four action tiles lie face up as well. At the start of each of the eight rounds, one new action tile is revealed, then players alternate taking actions, with the number of actions increasing from two up to four over the course of the game. As players excavate their mountainous player board, new building and room tiles are added to the pool; some rooms can be used immediately when acquired, whereas others require the use of an action tile.
After eight rounds, players tally their points for buildings constructed and gold collected to see who wins.
1 Action board
12 Action tiles
24 Room tiles
12 Goods Indicators
1 Additional Cavern tile
4 Action markers
1 Starting Player tile
2 Cave boards
1 to 2
Minimum Playing Time: 20 to 40 Minutes
Released: 11 July 2017