Be a vintner set on making the best wine they can in this digital roll-and-write board game app. Aim for the highest score you can by balancing various processes in winemaking – from growing your grapes, to harvesting them, from crushing the grapes, to fermenting them, and finally pressing the wine to bottle - each process takes different dice and changes your wine in different ways. Roll the dice and place them in the various processes, each with their own rules. One process might only allow ever higher values from your dice, while another process only allows specific numbers. As you fill spaces, fill entire lines, or even over time as your wine ages, you score emblems representing your wine’s characteristics, such as acidity, body, sweetness, and tannins. Each of these characteristics has their own scoring track, which means that points get added or deducted differently per the type of emblem you score. Each of the processes are connected – doing well in one process makes your life easier down the line, but it’s just as easy to put up roadblocks for yourself. Each process contains several spaces that are linked to other spaces in other processes: fill one such space, and automatically fill the other. Fill a connected space with a difficult value, and you might accidentally lock yourself out of progress in that process! Finally, there is a fairly pressing matter: if you haven’t pressed your wine before the end of the last round, there is no wine to score! Balance your efforts in the other processes with the dice you put into pressing your wine, the final round starts before you know it, and you might be left without the dice needed to finish! (Then again, press your wine too early and lose out on precious points.) Depending on how the dice fall, get ready to make Pour Decisions.
Digital board game app Pour Decisions was made as a response to the 2021 global shipping and production crisis facing the board game industry. Designed and developed on paper, Pour Decisions was created as an app in Unity rather than forcing a Kickstarter campaign to produce a physical version. After an intense two weeks following an online course in Unity C# 2d programming, Pour Decisions was made in just ten weeks. Developed alongside a Patreon campaign, patrons were given access to weekly builds of Pour Decisions, provide progress feedback, as well as generally support the development process.
- Solo roll-and-write board game
- Make difficult decisions, as there are no good ones.
- Each track and grid is connected, your choices carry forward.
- Four different score tracks to balance, each with their own value.
- Negative scoring emblems cut off the scoring track from the far end, reducing your score, or helping it out of the negatives.
- Digital-First! Physical version of Pour Decisions planned for 2023.
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About Schouten Games
- Schouten Games is a board game publisher specialised in Print-At-Home and digital roll-and-write games.
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Pour Decisions Credits
- Joey Schouten
- Designer, Developer, Schouten Games
- Mark Butt
- Editor, Ironclad Writing
- Chris Taylor
- Publisher, Eris BV