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Patchwork: Americana Edition is a US-flavoured version of the two-player board game

Quaint quilting.

Create a quilt inspired by communities across the USA in Patchwork: Americana Edition.

The original Patchwork is a board game by Agricola designer Uwe Rosenberg in which two players attempt to create the most impressive blanket from a collection of cloth tiles by fitting them together in the most efficient way possible. We loved the original so much that we included it in our list of our favourite two-play games.

Each player gets their own board made of a nine-by-nine grid and must take turns to select a patch from the shared pool in front of them. However, they can only select a patch as far as three spaces away from the spool token, and must be able to pay the required amount of buttons.

Once a patch has been taken the spool is moved and the current player must move their token along the time track as many spaces as is noted on the chosen piece. If a player does not take a patch they can choose to move their token one ahead of their opponent, and collect as many buttons as spaces they moved.

Should a player token pass a button icon on the time track, then both players will be able to collect buttons equal to the amount shown on their current quilt.

When both players have reached the end of the time track, then their button count is tallied and players minus the number of empty squares on their board from their score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Patchwork: Americana Edition shares the same mechanics as the original board game, but gives it a new look based around the various quilting cultures located throughout the US. This fresh colour scheme and new variety of patterns differs quite a bit from the classic version of the board game, favouring blues and reds over greens and browns.

Lookout Games - the company behind beginner board game Bärenpark and Agricola - is the publisher for both the original Patchwork and the Americana edition.

According to a product page on online retailer Cardhaus Games, the release date for Patchwork: Americana Edition is June 30th. The game will reportedly cost $15.99 (£12).

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