Beginning in the mid 1800’s, brave and ambitious settlers traveled west across the United States, emboldened by the lure of a better life and an innate sense of adventure. These early settlers did not know what kind of life awaited them, but they pressed onward, in the hopes of finding a better life for themselves and their families.
This spirit is the focus of one of Tasty Minstrel Games very first published titles, Homesteaders, from designer Alex Rockwell.
Long out of print, TMG is now bringing the game back as part of their 10 year Anniversary Extravaganza. This enhanced edition, with upgraded components, will be published along with the expansion, Homesteaders: New Beginnings.
Homesteaders: New Beginnings, from designer Sean McCarthy,will include all the components needed to add a 5th player to the game, plus more auction and building tiles to give more variance to each play session. It will have 25 “jumbo size” resource components – each of these will count as 5 resources of normal size. Perhaps the most exciting addition that the expansion brings to your table is a brand new event deck. Every round of the game will be altered slightly by an event, and the players will need to be on their toes and plan accordingly for these changes if they are going to come out on top at the end of the game.
And for those of you who own a previous printing of Homesteaders, don’t worry – the New Beginnings expansion is completely compatible with earlier editions of the game!