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2013

Viticulture
Jamey Stegmaier & Alan Stone; Stonemaier Games; 2-6; 60
Worker placement game set in Tuscany. Players begin with with three workers, a little land and some winemaking facilities. The first worker at each type of task earns a special advantage. Tourists, in the form of cards, provide random bursts of income. Players earn money to expand their lands and facilities to earn more money and so on. Tuscany is the name of a planned expansion slated for 2014. [Amazon]
2011

Vintage
Gil d'Orey; MESAboardgames; 2-4; 90
Players are growing grapes and producing wine in the Douro valley of Portugal. They then transport wine barrels down the Douro river in order to get them to the international market.


2010

Grand Cru
Ulrich Blum; eggertspiele/Heidelberger Spieleverlag; 2-5; 90
Offers all of the facets of running a vineyard: finding locations, meeting bankers, making investments and managing the cellar. Win the game by paying off your loans! [Amazon]

King's Vineyard
David Haslam & Sandeep Kharkar; Mayday Games; 2-4; 45
A card management game of competing in a number of different areas, e.g. grapes (their color, sweetness, vine uniformity), goblets, bottles and barrels. The player doing the overall best is chosen by the king to manage his vineyards.
[Amazon]

My Little Vineyard
Scott Slomiany; web-published; 2-6; 20; 8+
Dice and resource management game of making wine. A number of dice form a central pool and players take turns drafting groups of dice from it to buy supplies sufficient to make a barrel of wine.

Toscana
Paul Laane; Aqua Games / 2010 Competo/Marektoy
Offers all of the facets of running a winery in Tuscany: hire workers, hold tastings, make wine and trade it on the local market.

Vendimia
Alberto Abudinen & Diego Benavente; Aldebaran Games/AZ Games; 2-4; 60
Players represent Chilean wine producers who choose varieties, different strains, produce wine and sell it depending on demand. Possible adverse conditions include droughts, floods etc. Mechanisms include dice and card drafting and action points. Made in Chile.

Vinhos
Vital Laderda; What's Your Game
In Portugal, players choose varieties, cultivate the vines, hire winemakers and attempt to sell their products at the market. Made in Portugal, but containing no in game text to translate. more [Amazon]


2009

Crush
Discovery Bay Games
Dice-rolling/push your luck game including 7 dice and cup. Published c. 2008-9. [Amazon]


2008

Wineopoly
Late for the Sky
Like Monopoly but with a wine theme. Published c. 2008-9. [Amazon]


2007

The Grape Game
Gilles Bourjade; Veni Vedi Viti; 2-6; 30
Player represent vineyard managers concerned with an entire wine season from pruning to harvest. They perform tasks which have associated costs and personnel and equipment requirements. Completion earns cards which must be collected in pairs for a successful harvest, the more pairs the better the harvest. Obstacles include weather, diseases, accidents and competition for hiring. Includes a booklet on growing vines. In France known as Vign'en Jeu.


2006

Winemakers - El Juego del Vino
Gonzalo Pagés; 2006 Pages/Terranova
In this Argentine game, players acquire properties in Mendoza, select varieties, harvest, make wine, bottle and label it, trying to make as much money as possible. Mechanisms are roll-and-move, set collection and card drafting. more


2004

Weinhändler, Die
Roman Pelek and Claudia Hely; Amigo/Mayfair
Wine merchants trade and deal wine. Includes bidding and set collection. Card game. [Amazon]


2000

Weinhändler, Die
Dominique Ehrhard; 2000 Piatnik/Rio Grande
more


1999

Vino
Christwart Conrad; Goldsieber/Rio Grande
more


1992

Vins de France, Les
Warren Mullison; The Brandywise Game Company
The game of French wine and food


1989

Château Vinspelet
Casper/Target
Roll-and-move to gain contracts, wines and grapes in various European countries. Player having the most money wins. In Swedish.

Winery Game, The
D.E. Bowker
Players represent various wineries which buy grapes, bottle wines and try to sell them most profitably.


1987

Connoisseur
Liam Badger; Villa Games

1986

Des Crus et des Vins
unknown; Mazas Edition; 3-6; 120
French language game of exploring French vineyards and collecting wines. Dice determine the type of the player's car and home region where he can spend the night free. A turn consists of the player telling the gamemaster what actions he will pursue for the day. The GM rolls the dice to determine hazards and consequences.


(unknown year)

Grapevine
Paul Cockburn and Phil Gallagher; Games Workshop
Roll-and-move racing about England collecting various wines

WineCellar
Winecellar Productions
Collect as many different wines within each category (country, region or state) as possible. Includes giant 36-piece floor puzzle, dice, 4 wooden wine bottle pawns, wine card, winecellar cards and scoresheet. [Amazon]

2013

Das Weinquiz
unknown; Huch & Friends; 2-5; 45
Amazon.de


2012

The Little Game of Wine
unknown; Tactic; 2-
Includes not only trivia question cards, but also cards which require memorization after only a thirty-second look or unscrambling words.


2009

Wine Wars
Joyce Lock; Chronicle Books
Categories include viticulture, world production, cellar practice, tasting science and business. [Amazon]

Prova Vin!
(uncredited); Tactic-2009; 4-8; 60 After a blind tasting of several wines during which players guess as many attributes as possible, this is a roll-and-move game where the players follow instructions, solving puzzles based on the card drawn, e.g. finding a word among a scramble, getting teammates to say a particular word, memorizing elements of a picture, etc.


2008

Washington Wine Trails
Joe Mason, David & Seth Portteus; Mind Games
Roll-and-move trivia game about the winemaking in the western state.


2007

Das Kleine Weinquiz
Dieter & Uta Bernecker; Huch & Friends; 1
One hundred questions in a spiral notebook. Amazon.de


2006

CocktailSmarts
unknown; SmartsCo; 2-4
Questions cover cocktail ingredients, history, lingo, etc. Includes 60 cards and a set of coasters.

Red WineSmarts
unknown; SmartsCo; 2-4; 45
One hundred questions cards cover grape varieties and wine regions, vocabulary and history. [Amazon]

Wine Smarts
Smarts Co.
Cards and booklets; intended for novice winos. Published c. 2006. [Amazon]


2005

Wine Teasers
Jennifer Rosen; Fine Wine Games
Questions are multiple choice. [Amazon]


2003

Welt der Weine
Huch & Friends/Dutchport International as World of Wines
Various levels of expertise are supported; questions are mainly on famous and current labels. Amazon.de


2001

Oenologus
2001 Tamdem éditions
Includes a wooden box, a map of France, 6 bottle-meeples, 1 die and 8 sets of 44 cards. Each card has three questions.


1999

Bouquet
Britt-Marie Backe; Somja'lär Wine Entertainment
Roll-and-move trivia with 900 questions and three levels of play. Topics include varieties, regions, wineries, distilled wines, fortified wines and technical terms.


1997

Wine Game, The
1997 Boxer Games
Roll to move and ask a question or two. Made and sold in the UK. more


1986

Wine Connoisseur, The
1986 BDJ Enterprises
Includes a board.


1985

California Wine Quiz, Napa Valley Edition
Michael Hat; 1985 Michael Hat Productions
more


(unknown year)

Gusto Vin
Jonas Nyberg & Simon Svensson; Njutningsfrämjandet; 2-15; 60
Trivia and wagering on wine knowledge.

Table Topics To Go: Wine
Table Topics
Conversation-starter cards about wine, e.g. if you could drink only one varietal for the rest of your life which would you choose? What's the best accompaniment to a great bottle of cabernet? What's your best memory of sharing a bottle with someone special? [Amazon]

Vino!
Carajean Entertainment
Roll-and-move trivia game [Amazon]

Vinspelet
Joker
Roll the dice to move around Europe. Correct answers to questions earn wine bottles. In Swedish.

Vinspillet
Finn Pristed and Kaj Dideriksen; FDB
Roll the dice to move around France. Correct answers on question spaces earn wine If you land on a chateau you can buy it, if unowned; otherwise you must pay the owner. In Finnish.

Wine Cellar
Dynamic
Roll-and-move game set in the California wine country.

Wine Cellar
Dynamic
Roll-and-move game set in the California wine country.

Winerd
Winerd
Roll-and-move trivia game using cork pawns includes around 300 cards plus 12 challenge cards. [Amazon]

Wineology
unknown; Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery; 3; 45
A game in the style of Trivial Pursuit that includes tasting five varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel. The four question categories are Food & Wine, Wine Making, Wine Senses, Wild Card.

2013

Boozle
Andy Niggles; Zeitgeyser LLC; 1-8; 10
Players each simultaneously choose and reveal actions, two of Snatch, Nope, Drink, Draw and Repeat. At the beginning of each turn all players simultaneously choose two of their actions and play them in secret. Win by collecting five boozles of the same color.
2008

Blind Wine
Marc Sisler and Josh Haller
Blind-tasting; bringer of the highest scored wine wins. more

Karafe
Jeff Cohen; Karafe Games
Monopoly-like with blind tasting and trivia. more

Wine Fluency
James Budelman and Andrew Majercik; Cerebroscape
Wine tasting game in which players taste and compare their results with official ones.


2002

WineSmarts
Julie Tucker and Jennifer Elias; SmartsCo
One hundred questions cards cover grape varieties and wine regions, vocabulary and history. more [Amazon]


2001

Worldwide Wines
S. Twombly
more

White Wine Game, The
Parker Stoner & Juanita Jackson-Stoner; Parstone
more


2000

Taste for Wine and Murder: Murder Mystery Party Game
Includes a party planning guide with menu, recipes, character information booklets, invites, place cards for eight, secret clues and a CD with introduction, summary and solution revelation. [Amazon]


1999

Quaffers
Quaffers
more


1994

Connoisseur
Emmor Ray Sperry


1987

Tödlicher Wein
A. Blumenkamp, H. Wieser, U. Schade; Schmidt
Role-playing game.
1992

The Grape Escape
(uncredited); Parker Brothers/Tonka Corporation-1992; 2-4; 20; 5+
Roll-and-move game for kids with pieces they mold themselves into the shape of a grape. Try to progress without getting squished, literally. [Amazon]


1987

Tödlicher Wein
A. Blumenkamp, H. Wieser, U. Schade; Schmidt
Role-playing game.
1985

Le Wine Game
The WineSearch Group
Couples game in which everyone samples four wines and takes notes. Then the wines are re-ordered and players now attempt to identify them using their notes.


1972

Wine Game, The
Sheila Hoffman; Wine Diversions
Roll the die to travel through the wine producing countries of the world, answering questions about wine.


(unknown year)

Booze Cruise

Kottabos
Ancient Greece
Dexterity game. more

Tablero da Gucci
Steve Gray
more

Vinesque
more

Wine Glass Skittle Game
Potpourri Gifts
Typical Skittles arrangement, but the "pins" to be knocked down are metal wine glasses. [Amazon]

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