GRUNN – Pioneers in the Province

Here we will share updates about the game GRUNN, to be released fall 2022. In addition, here we offer an English version of the game rules here (the box only contains Dutch rules). Click on the following link to download the printer friendly pdf GRUNN – English Game Rules or a bigger 19 mb version: GRUNN – English Game Rules – LARGE.

The game will be availabe at the 31 participating museums in the province of Groningen. An additional kicker: the game is standalone and offers plenty of replay value, yet can also be expanded by scenario cards which can be collected free of charge at these museums! The cards alter the rules of play and can even be combined.

Grunn, Pioneers in the Provence is a game in which 1 to 6 players create their own version of the province. Gameplay is family-friendy, and about optimizing the puzzle, as each type of landscape tile scores victory points in different ways. You develop a landscape by turning over a tile, which generates income and offers the opportunity to construct buildings for even more victory points.

While the game mainly aims to entertain, the types of landscape and their development are grounded in history. GRUNN is the name of the provence in the locals dialect (in spoken language).

For now, check out this article on the development process. And get a preview on the art for the landscape tiles:

The game has been playtested awith museum workers, students, citizen of the province, tabletop gamers and ‘non’-gamers at peoples’ homes, during the playtesting nights of the Dutch Game Design Guild and at bigger events. This project has been made possible by ‘Museum aan der Aa’ and Toukomst / Nationaal Programma Groningen.

Once the game is available, the QR code on the game box will refer to this webpage for an pdf with the English rules.

Use the URL of this website page or the QR code at the lef side to refer to this project.

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