Scoville Labs Expansion

scoville labsIf you are not familiar with Scoville yet, I highly recommend you stop reading and grab yourself a copy as soon as you can. This is a Chili pepper festival pitting you as a farmer selling peppers, making chili’s, and farming your.. Peppers! It’s a very high-quality board game by TMG that not only delivers a unique theme to the audience of the community but gives us some fun new twists on mechanics and gameplay.

We now have the Scoville Labs expansion which does just that. Most of the time I find it hard to get expansions involved with their base games. Most of the time, when I have new heads at game night I feel I need to show them the base game first before installing some new mechanics and components. Unfortunately, it took me a while to get this expansion going–but I was not disappointed. Not only does this expansion come with more peppers, more recipes, and additional bonus tokens; but you will also now have a 3×3 tile for your own personal lab. Ready to start cross-breeding peppers?

I think my issue with Scoville is high scoring peppers were introduced so far toward end-game, we rarely got to see the big bucks. I think this expansion helped quicken the higher rank peppers–and ultimately shortening the gameplay (which could be long for some).

I feel this expansion did just that, expanded the experience of the game without breaking anything or extending gameplay. In fact, it only helped the experience become better and you will now be on your way to top farming quicker than you might think.

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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