Keyflower (Board Game)

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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.

Product Details

Boards & Dice
23 Jun 2016
Strategy Games
Board Games
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
2 - 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players, Recommended with 2 - 6 players
Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 - 120 minutes
Game Designer
  • Sebastian Bleasdale
  • Richard Breese
Game Artist
  • Juliet Breese
  • Jo Breese
  • Gemma Tegelaers
Game Salute
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
  • 2012 Jogo do Ano Nominee
  • 2012 Jogo do Ano Winner
  • 2012 Meeples' Choice Nominee
  • 2012 Meeples' Choice Winner
  • 2013 Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Nominee
  • 2013 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
Expansion Sets
  • Keyflower: Beekeeper
  • Keyflower: Emporium & Monument
  • Keyflower: Key Celeste
  • Keyflower: Pig Shelter
  • Keyflower: Storyteller
  • Keyflower: The Farmers
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