Hallertau is the next big game by renowned designer Uwe Rosenberg. In his tradition, Hallertau is a strategic combination of the well known worker-placement mechanism and a thematic implementation of a “two-field crop rotation” mechanic.
The German Hallertau region is the worlds biggest contiguous hop growing region (as of 2020) and started growing hops in the 8th century. The game takes place at the time when this region became todays hop growing hub. The players are leaders of a small town and try to improve its craft workshops and to raise its wealth, showing it by enhancing their town center.
Check out Hallertau on Board Game Geek.
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