Bohnanza is a unique card game about planting, trading, and harvesting beans. Unlike typical card games, you can't rearrange your hand, adding a strategic twist. The core of the game lies in trading beans with others to manage your hand effectively.

Gameplay Overview

  • Planting & Harvesting: Plant beans from your hand and harvest them for coins.
  • Fixed Hand Order: Play cards in the order you receive them, unless traded.
  • Trading: Central to the game; trade with others to optimize your hand and fields.
  • Fields & Bean Types: Each field holds one bean type. If needed, harvest to plant new types.
  • Earning Coins: Coins are earned based on the number of beans harvested and the bean type.
  • Deck Cycles: Play through the deck three times. When empty, shuffle and reuse discards.
  • Game Versions: Various editions exist, with adaptations for different player counts and rules.


Bohnanza is more than just a bean farming game; it's a test of strategy, negotiation, and foresight. Balancing hand management with effective trading makes every round a fresh challenge. It's an engaging game for those who love strategic planning and interactive gameplay.

Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

  • 2 - 7 Players
  • 45 Minutes
  • 12+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Bohnanza so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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