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  • Nine village tiles plus the 'turn order'/boat tiles being bid for in the final round - winter. Each player has built up their own village, but these can be used by any player.
  • Warming up by the fire side before a hard day's work in the fields.
  • A new batch of workers arrives on the Sea Bastion. Workers can be placed beside the boat (left) or on the boat.



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Keyflower is a game for two to six players played over four rounds. Each round represents a season: spring, summer, autumn, and finally winter. Each player starts the game with a "home" tile and an initial team of eight workers, each of which is colored red, yellow, or blue. Workers of matching colors are used by the players to bid for tiles to add to their villages. Matching workers may alternatively be used to generate resources, skills and additional workers, not only from the player's own tiles, but also from the tiles in the other players' villages and from the new tiles being auctioned.

In spring, summer and autumn, more workers will arrive on board the Keyflower and her sister boats, with some of these workers possessing skills in the working of the key resources of iron, stone and wood. In each of these seasons, village tiles are set out at random for auction. In the winter no new workers arrive and the players select the village tiles for auction from those they received at the beginning of the game. Each winter village tile offers VPs for certain combinations of resources, skills and workers. The player whose village and workers generate the most VPs wins the game.

Keyflower presents players with many different challenges and each game will be different due to the mix of village tiles that appear in that particular game. Throughout the game, players will need to be alert to the opportunities to best utilize their various resources, transport and upgrade capability, skills and workers.

Keyflower, a joint design between Richard Breese and Sebastian Bleasdale, is the seventh game in the "Key" series from R&D Games set in the medieval "Key" land.


2014 Gouden Ludo Nominee
2013 UK Games Expo Best Boardgame Nominee
2013 Tric Trac de Bronze Winner
2013 Tric Trac Finalist
2013 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Nominee
2012 Meeples' Choice Winner
2012 Jogo do Ano Winner

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Keyflower - How To Play 28:57

Watch It Played is a video series designed to teach you how to play games. In this episode we will learn how to play Keyflower! INDEX 00:00 - Introduction 00:51 - The Setup 04:13 - Gameplay Summary and Objective 04:55 - The Parts of a Seasonal Village Tile 05:44 - Summary Of A Season And a Turn 06:13 - How To Use A Tile 07:33 - Gold Is Wild 08:08 - Bidding On A Tile 09:04 - Workers On And Around Tiles Must Match 09:32 - The Value Of Green Workers 09:56 - Using Outbid Workers 10:49 - Bidding For Turn Order Tiles 11:02 - Resolving The End Of A Season 13:10 - Collecting New Workers and Assigning The New Turn Order 14:59 - Adding Tile To Your Village 15:23 - Preparing For A New Season 16:48 - Starting The Winter Season 17:58 - Placing Workers On Yours (Or Others) Village Tiles 19:07 - Transporting And Upgrading 22:02 - Resolving The Winter Season 23:19 - Game End Scoring 26:15 - Limited Supply 27:15 - Exchanges 28:28 - Conclusion If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a question in the Youtube comments below. If you like what you see and want to contribute to our series, you can send a paypal donation to watchitplayed @ You can email me at: watch it played @ live . com (no spaces) Visit our Facebook Page: Follow us on Twitter: @watchitplayed Watch It Played Microbadge: We truly appreciate your views, feedback and subscriptions.

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Sebastian Bleasdale, Richard Breese
Juliet Breese, Jo Breese, Gemma Tegelaers
2 - 6 Players
90 - 120 Min
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Year Originally Published:
City Building, Economic, Medieval, Nautical, Strategy, Territory Building
Auction & Bidding, Memory, Modular Board, Pick-up and Deliver, Route Building, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement
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