As the name suggests it is the season for planting new vines and of course you want to do something constructive.
A Word of Caution
New players often rush to plant vines all over their vineyard. At the beginning of each game players need to think ahead about a strategy for managing their resources.
Things To Consider
- Are you going to prune your vines and increase your yield from each lot?
- Will you have enough money to process all your grapes?
- Could you enter an agreement with another player to buy some of their grapes in return for sharing use of your equipment?
- Or does your vineyard already have enough vines planted?
In each case you might decide to delay planting. That’s not to say that you can’t come up with a plan in which planting many vines makes sense…there are a variety of options in The Vine Game that might lead to a winning strategy.
To plant one or more your marker must come to rest on a “Planting” space , your vineyard must have an empty vine lot and you must have the $40,000 needed to pay for planting each vine lot. On payment to the the bank you will receive a Vine token. Place it on an empty vine lot – UNPRUNED side up.
There are two Export Licences available in The Wine Game. A player whose marker comes to rest on the “Export Licence” square may acquire a licence, if available, for an initial payment of $12,000 and $8,000 per annum thereafter.
An Export License allows the holder to sell during Winemaking season – it allows you to earn money without giving any advantage to another player.