Mycelia – Ravensburger’s Magical New Deck-Building Adventure

Ravensburger's Mycelia offers a magical deck-building experience, perfect for cozy game nights and introducing newcomers to the genre.
Ravensburger Mycelia

Ravensburger, renowned for its award-winning board games and high-quality toys and puzzles, has just announced the North American release of Mycelia, a captivating deck-building game that promises to enchant both seasoned gamers and newcomers alike. Following its acclaim as a “top 10 family board game” at SPIEL Essen, Mycelia is set to bloom in North America just in time for the holiday season.

Mycelia Offers a Cozy Introduction to Deck-Building

Ravensburger Mycelia

Mycelia stands out as a beginner-friendly introduction to the world of deck-building games. Lysa Penrose, Head of New Games Marketing at Ravensburger, highlights the game’s origin: “Mycelia was born from the inventor’s desire to teach his parents the art of deck-building.” The game is designed to gradually introduce players to the deck-building mechanic, making it an ideal gateway for those new to this genre.

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In Mycelia, players are transported to a mystical forest inhabited by mushroom folk. The objective is to collect dewdrops for the forest spirit with the help of these charming characters. Each mushroom card, inspired by real-life fungi, allows players to gather resources, manipulate dewdrops, or assist fellow players. The goal is to befriend unique mushrooms and clear your board of dewdrops first, contributing to the “Shrine of Life” centerpiece.

Art That Brings the Game to Life

Chiara Bellavite, the Art Director, emphasizes the meticulous attention to detail in the game’s artwork. “Each illustration is not only magical and cozy but also reflects the real-world characteristics of the mushrooms,” she explains. The game is a visual treat, with each card featuring captivating illustrations and engaging descriptions that enhance the immersive experience.

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Mycelia offers additional extensions for more experienced players, introducing new actions and strategies. These include single-use effects and the ability to refine decks for more strategic gameplay. The game also caters to solo players with a mode that pits them against Gwidyon, the Ghost Mushroom.

Suitable for ages 9 and up, Mycelia can be played by 1-4 players. With an average playtime of 45 minutes and a retail price of $39.99, it’s an accessible and engaging option for family game nights and cozy gatherings. Pre-orders are available on Amazon, and the game hits local stores on December 1.

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What are your thoughts on Mycelia? Are you excited to dive into this enchanting world of mushroom folk and deck-building? Let us know your thoughts and whether you’ll be adding this game to your collection!

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