Questions tagged [bohnanza]

A card game for 3 to 7 people where players try to earn money by planting and trading different beans. Players are unable to order the hand so a keen talent for negotiation is the only way ensure your hand works for you instead of against you.

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Can the active player receive free cards in Bohnanza?

The rules state that you can give a player free cards, if both players agree. Does this mean that the other players can offer free cards to the active player, (in order to get rid of them).
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How does the “Bean Protection Rule” affect Bohnanza?

I learned recently that there is a rule stating "If there is only one bean card in one of your fields, you cannot harvest it as long as you have another field containing more than one bean card." My ...
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In Bonanza: Gangsters, can the mafia steal more than one card during phase 4?

In Bonanza: Gangsters, the mafia can steal cards during phase 4. You pick 3 cards, and if they match a mafia's bean field, they take that card. The rules state that if the bean drawn matches a mafia'...
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In Bohnanza: Gangsters, does the Mafia act in phase 4?

In Bohnanza: Gangsters, two of the beanfields are managed by the mafia. The rules state that they immediately harvest their beans once they have a big enough harvest to get 3 or 2 coins (depending on ...
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Brokering three-party deals in Bohnanza

I was playing Bohnanza with some family, my brother-in-law kept trying to negotiate three-party trades. I felt like this was against the rules but as long as everyone's trades were planted at the end ...
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Do other players replenish their traded cards after a trading phase in Bohnanza?

In Bohnanza say I have 5 cards during a round. Another player is in his trading phase and I trade a card with him, I put the traded card on my trading area and then plant it on my field. I'm now down ...
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What happens if you run out of Beans?

What happens if at the beginning of my turn I have no Beans left in my hand to plant because I traded them all away on other people's turns?
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What is the limit on selling during your turn?

Bohnanza (known under different names in different countries) Is a rather simple game intended to have a quick learning curve. So, the rulebook is brief and thus there are some gaps that are not ...
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Bohnanza - If no one wants the cards drawn in Step 2, does the active player HAVE to plant them in Step 3?

We love this game, but we have one big question about the rules for Step 2/Step 3. For the 2 cards flipped in Step 2. If no one at all wants them, does the active player have to plant them come Step ...
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Bohnanza Fan Edition

I bought the Bohnanza Fan Edition by mistake and I can't return it (long story) how can I alter the cards to make them more readable/playable like the original edition?
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How can we win at Bohnanza: Al Cabohne?

My girlfriend and I have played the game Bohnanza a lot and we have bought the version Bohnanza: Al Cabohne. But somehow the game always beats us. Does anybody know a good tactic to win this?
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How do we speed things up in Bohnanza?

Whenever I have a one hour window to play, I try this game, and it tends to take more like 2 hours. So far, I find the negotiating really entertaining - so I'm not sure if I want to go crazy trying to ...
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Hand Order In Agricola (and Bohnanza)

We played with Agricola: The Goodies for the first time last night, and while it was very silly, it didn't have the negative impact on gameplay that I'd feared. However, the Occupation cards from the ...
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Is it possible to play two cards in the same field on the first step of a turn in Bohnanza ?

Bohnanza Wikipedia is a card game where the goal for the player is to plant the maximum of beans in its two fields. During the first step of a player's turn, it is possible to play the two first ...
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How long does one get to keep the third bean field in bohnanza?

Does the third field stay forever once you have 3 coins to buy it? If not when does it disappear? The rules aren't terribly clear (or maybe I should say "are terribly clear").
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What's the difference between the different Bohnanza expansions? How do they change the game?

My friends have grown to love Bohnanza for its simple rules and constant negotiations, so I've grown curious about the expansions. Here are a few of the higher ranked: Bohnaparte high-bohn plus ...
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What is the logic behind the bean cards to be removed from the deck in Bohnanza?

With 3 players, remove the Cocoa Beans from the game. With 4 or 5 players, remove the Coffee Beans from the game. With 6 or 7 players , remove the Cocoa Beans and the Garden Beans ...
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How will using counters to represent money instead of facedown cards change the game?

We've played several games of Bohnanza as a family, and one thing I quickly realized was how important it is to keep an eye on what cards have been taken out of the game as money for harvesting. ...
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When should you avoid a third bean field in Bohnanza?

I've played Bohnanza(BGG|Publisher) a few times, and it seems that most players will buy a third bean field card as soon as possible. A third bean field card costs 3 gold, but through the course of ...