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Cost Coin5.png
Type(s) Treasure
Kingdom card? Yes
Set HinterlandsHinterlands icon.png
Illustrator(s) RC Torres
Card text
When you gain this, gain 2 Coppers.

Cache is a Treasure card from Hinterlands. It is worth Coin3.png, like Gold, but comes with what is typically a drawback - gaining two CoppersCopper.jpg. It is most useful when you either don't mind the additional Copper, such as with DukeDuke.jpg or GardensGardens.jpg, or you can deal with the Copper, such as with TraderTrader.jpg, Spice MerchantSpice Merchant.jpg, or WatchtowerWatchtower.jpg.


[edit] FAQ

[edit] Official FAQ

  • If there are not two Coppers left, gain as many as you can.

[edit] Other Rules clarifications

[edit] Strategy Article

Originally posted by Insomniac on the forum

Cache is a card that is often overlooked because of the CopperCopper.jpg it comes with, but when is Cache good? There are some obvious good uses, such as with GardensGardens.jpg, but there are other less obvious synergies as well.

[edit] Implications in Big Money

In Big Money you want 1.6 Coin.png per Card on average in a province game and 2.2 Coin.png per Card in a Colony game. Cache gives 1.6667 Coin.png per Card - this makes it acceptable in ProvinceProvince.jpg games but rather poor in a ColonyColony.jpg game. However, even in a Province game, you're still going to want GoldGold.jpg to counteract those green cards you buy.

[edit] Implications in an Engine

In an engine, Cache is usually terrible; it adds 3 cards to your deck and only one of them is useful, and CopperCopper.jpg is normally terrible. There are exceptions, but they are often things like Counting HouseCounting House.jpg, which conflict in cost with Cache and are generally sub par.

If, for whatever reason, you have no trouble drawing your whole deck but don't have enough money in it, Cache adds Coin5.png worth of Treasure to your deck in one purchase. It's not bad, but are you really going to keep consistently drawing your whole deck despite those three cards for the rest of the game?

[edit] Attacks

  • Cursers: In a game with Cursers, Cache will really shine. In such a game it is often extremely hard to reach Coin6.png and you might have to gear up for a DuchyDuchy.jpg buyout. In these games, Cache will add value to your deck and possibly allow for a Province buy or two as well as some Gold potential. These are the games when the Copper actually helps as well since for a Duchy you only need an average of Coin1.png per Card to buy a Duchy. And the 3 cards is going to dilute how often you see the CursesCurse.jpg.
  • Discarders: In games where you're discarding cards, whether or not Cache is usefull will depend on the frequency of those discard attacks. If they are common, then Cache is going to add some value to your hands while providing fodder for discard. In these games you might want a few Caches, but depending on the length of the game you probably don't want more than 2. In games where you aren't discarding all the time you want to ignore Cache and just go for Gold.

[edit] The Elusive Coin5.png-Costs

In games where there is a conflicting Coin5.png card that you want is where there is going to be a bit more of a decision regarding cache.

  • DukeDuke.jpg/DuchyDuchy.jpg: In Duke games you want a money value of Coin1.png/card. When you have Coin5.png to spend, you have 2 targets already Duchy and Duke - so when do you have time to buy Cache? If the board has extra buys then Cache is more ignorable, since your extra buys can nab CoppersCopper.jpg for you anyway. The times you're going to want Cache in Duke games are when you don't have extra buys. In games where you don't have extra buys, you can green out your deck more and then buy a Cache. In order to do this you're going to need to have one of two things happen - either your opponent needs to be on a Province strategy, so that you have more time to buy Duchies and Dukes, or you have to be explicitly ahead on Duchies/Dukes. You want to be in a position where if your opponent buys a Duchy/Duke next turn, you're STILL ahead; you have to have at least 2 more of whichever Victory card you're currently buying, depending on which part of the game you're in. As a final note, if you probably won't reshuffle before the game ends, you want the best green card you can buy and not Cache.
  • Counting HouseCounting House.jpg: Counting House returns all coppers to your hand and Cache adds coppers to your deck - so this is actually a good thing, right? In truth, it depends. Counting House conflicts with Cache as a Coin5.png-cost, so that's not so good. Often, you don't want too many Counting Houses, so Cache isn't actually replacing your Counting House buy. The other scenario in which you want Cache is when you can gain a Cache during your Action phase and play a Counting House afterwards, adding 2 to your hand value. The scenarios where this can happen are fairly rare - you're going to need a gainer, possibly a cost reducer and some card draw. It's probably too complicated to go after in most games when you could just gain the Copper directly.
  • Hunting PartyHunting Party.jpg: Hunting Party stacks in ColonyColony.jpg games have Platinum/Gold/Silver/Copper as their unique cards, which gets you to 11 and a Colony. In ProvinceProvince.jpg games, you need either a terminal Silver or an additional money card. In the presence of Cache, Hunting Party can either skip the Gold and green earlier or skip the terminal silver (as you'll have 9). Since Hunting Party ignores duplicates, the extra Coppers don't hurt as much as in other decks. You still probably only want 1 Cache here, and you probably want it after you've purchased a Hunting Party or two.

[edit] Other scenarios

The other times Cache is good are when you want a large deck or you have a Coin5.png buy, are ahead in Victory cards, and your deck's average card value is getting too low. This is more common in Alt-VP strategies, like Silk RoadsSilk Road.jpg or GardensGardens.jpg.

  • ApothecaryApothecary.jpg: Apothecary goes really well with Cache because Apothecary loves Copper. Even without additional buys, you're grabbing a Gold and 2 Coppers which further enable your Apothecary's "grab all Potions and Coppers ability". Additional Potion.png-cost cards further sweeten the deal.
  • TraderTrader.jpg: In games with Trader, when you buy a Cache, you can turn the Coppers into Silvers (assuming a hand with Coin5.png and Trader). This brings the average card value up from 1.6667 Coin.png to a whopping 2.3333 Coin.png. This makes Cache playable in Colony games and a powerhouse in Province games.
  • Sifters (WarehouseWarehouse.jpg/CellarCellar.jpg/etc.): In games where you have sifters like Warehouse or Cellar, Cache's downside is mitigated by the fact that you can sift past your Coppers and find higher value money cards, like the Caches and Golds, in your deck. It is important to remember that sifters do cost you a card in hand, so you want to buy Golds and probably a few Silvers.
  • WatchtowerWatchtower.jpg: Watchtower has a benefit similar to Trader. If you buy Cache with a Watchtower in hand you can trash those Coppers making the Cache a Gold at the Coin5.png pricepoint. On top of that, the Watchtower can topdeck the Cache, increasing the benefit of your next turn, allowing you to buy more Caches or an early acceleration into Province buying.
  • Noble BrigandNoble Brigand.jpg: Unlike ThiefThief.jpg, Noble Brigand only hits specific types of money, and Cache and Copper are safe. The added Copper makes your deck more resilient to the "gain a Copper" attack portion of Noble Brigand, and Cache can't be stolen by Noble Brigand unlike Silver and Gold.
  • Spice MerchantSpice Merchant.jpg/MoneylenderMoneylender.jpg: Spice Merchant is a Coin4.png Lab or Woodcutter. The catch is you have to trash a treasure from your hand. With Cache on board this is a good thing because you can trash the Coppers that Cache gives you. This keeps Spice Merchant active longer into the game than normal.

[edit] Synergies/Combos

[edit] Antisynergies

[edit] Versions

[edit] English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Cache Cache from Goko/Making Fun Coin3.png.
When you gain this, gain two Coppers.
Hinterlands 1st Edition October 2011
Cache Cache from Shuffle iT Coin3.png.
When you gain this, gain 2 Coppers.
Hinterlands 2nd Edition December 2016

[edit] Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text Notes
Czech Úkryt
Dutch Bewaarplaats
Finnish Piilo (lit. hideout)
French Cache
German Schatztruhe
Italian Forziere (lit. coffer)
Japanese 埋蔵金 (pron. maizō-kin, lit. buried treasure) Coin3.png。 これを獲得するとき、銅貨2枚を獲得する。
Polish Skrytka (note: as referred to in Polish Empires rulebook)
Russian Схрон (pron. skhron)
Spanish Hallazgo

[edit] Trivia

Official card art.

[edit] Secret History

One of the oldest cards in the set, dating back to the 2006 version, and I never changed it.

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Removed cards: Coin3.png ChancellorChancellor.jpgWoodcutterWoodcutter.jpg Coin4.png FeastFeast.jpgSpySpy.jpgThiefThief.jpg Coin6.png AdventurerAdventurer.jpg
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Alchemy Potion.png TransmuteTransmute.jpgVineyardVineyard.jpg Coin2.png HerbalistHerbalist.jpg Coin2.pngPotion.png ApothecaryApothecary.jpgScrying PoolScrying Pool.jpgUniversityUniversity.jpg Coin3.pngPotion.png AlchemistAlchemist.jpgFamiliarFamiliar.jpgPhilosopher's StonePhilosopher's Stone.jpg Coin4.png PotionPotion.jpg Coin4.pngPotion.png GolemGolem.jpg Coin5.png ApprenticeApprentice.jpg Coin6.pngPotion.png PossessionPossession.jpg
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Dark Ages Coin0.png Ruins (Abandoned MineAbandoned Mine.jpgRuined LibraryRuined Library.jpgRuined MarketRuined Market.jpgRuined VillageRuined Village.jpgSurvivorsSurvivors.jpg) Coin0star.png SpoilsSpoils.jpg Coin1.png Poor HousePoor House.jpgShelters (HovelHovel.jpgNecropolisNecropolis.jpgOvergrown EstateOvergrown Estate.jpg) Coin2.png BeggarBeggar.jpgSquireSquire.jpgVagrantVagrant.jpg Coin3.png ForagerForager.jpgHermitHermit.jpg (MadmanMadman.jpg) • Market SquareMarket Square.jpgSageSage.jpgStoreroomStoreroom.jpgUrchinUrchin.jpg (MercenaryMercenary.jpg) Coin4.png ArmoryArmory.jpgDeath CartDeath Cart.jpgFeodumFeodum.jpgFortressFortress.jpgIronmongerIronmonger.jpgMarauderMarauder.jpgProcessionProcession.jpgRatsRats.jpgScavengerScavenger.jpgWandering MinstrelWandering Minstrel.jpg Coin5.png Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpgBandit CampBandit Camp.jpgCatacombsCatacombs.jpgCountCount.jpgCounterfeitCounterfeit.jpgCultistCultist.jpgGraverobberGraverobber.jpgJunk DealerJunk Dealer.jpgKnightsKnights.jpg (Dames AnnaDame Anna.jpgJosephineDame Josephine.jpgMollyDame Molly.jpgNatalieDame Natalie.jpgSylviaDame Sylvia.jpg • Sirs BaileySir Bailey.jpgDestrySir Destry.jpgMartinSir Martin.jpgMichaelSir Michael.jpgVanderSir Vander.jpg) • MysticMystic.jpgPillagePillage.jpgRebuildRebuild.jpgRogueRogue.jpg Coin6.png AltarAltar.jpgHunting GroundsHunting Grounds.jpg
Guilds Coin2.png Candlestick MakerCandlestick Maker.jpg Coin2plus.png StonemasonStonemason.jpg Coin3plus.png DoctorDoctor.jpgMasterpieceMasterpiece.jpg Coin4.png AdvisorAdvisor.jpgPlazaPlaza.jpgTaxmanTaxman.jpg Coin4plus.png HeraldHerald.jpg Coin5.png BakerBaker.jpgButcherButcher.jpgJourneymanJourneyman.jpgMerchant GuildMerchant Guild.jpgSoothsayerSoothsayer.jpg
Adventures Coin2.png Coin of the RealmCoin of the Realm.jpgPagePage.jpg (Treasure HunterTreasure Hunter.jpgWarriorWarrior.jpgHeroHero.jpgChampionChampion.jpg) • PeasantPeasant.jpg (SoldierSoldier.jpgFugitiveFugitive.jpgDiscipleDisciple.jpgTeacherTeacher.jpg) • RatcatcherRatcatcher.jpgRazeRaze.jpg Coin3.png AmuletAmulet.jpgCaravan GuardCaravan Guard.jpgDungeonDungeon.jpgGearGear.jpgGuideGuide.jpg Coin4.png DuplicateDuplicate.jpgMagpieMagpie.jpgMessengerMessenger.jpgMiserMiser.jpgPortPort.jpgRangerRanger.jpgTransmogrifyTransmogrify.jpg Coin5.png ArtificerArtificer.jpgBridge TrollBridge Troll.jpgDistant LandsDistant Lands.jpgGiantGiant.jpgHaunted WoodsHaunted Woods.jpgLost CityLost City.jpgRelicRelic.jpgRoyal CarriageRoyal Carriage.jpgStorytellerStoryteller.jpgSwamp HagSwamp Hag.jpgTreasure TroveTreasure Trove.jpgWine MerchantWine Merchant.jpg Coin6.png HirelingHireling.jpg
Events: Coin0.png AlmsAlms.jpgBorrowBorrow.jpgQuestQuest.jpg Coin1.png SaveSave.jpg Coin2.png Scouting PartyScouting Party.jpgTravelling FairTravelling Fair.jpg Coin3.png BonfireBonfire.jpgExpeditionExpedition.jpgFerryFerry.jpgPlanPlan.jpg Coin4.png MissionMission.jpgPilgrimagePilgrimage.jpg Coin5.png BallBall.jpgRaidRaid.jpgSeawaySeaway.jpgTradeTrade.jpg Coin6.png Lost ArtsLost Arts.jpgTrainingTraining.jpg Coin7.png InheritanceInheritance.jpg Coin8.png PathfindingPathfinding.jpg
Empires Debt4.png EngineerEngineer.jpg Debt8.png City QuarterCity Quarter.jpgOverlordOverlord.jpgRoyal BlacksmithRoyal Blacksmith.jpg Coin2.png EncampmentEncampment.jpg/PlunderPlunder.jpgPatricianPatrician.jpg/EmporiumEmporium.jpgSettlersSettlers.jpg/Bustling VillageBustling Village.jpg Coin3.png CastlesCastles.jpg (HumbleHumble Castle.jpgCrumblingCrumbling Castle.jpgSmallSmall Castle.jpgHauntedHaunted Castle.jpgOpulentOpulent Castle.jpgSprawlingSprawling Castle.jpgGrandGrand Castle.jpgKing'sKing's Castle.jpg) • CatapultCatapult.jpg/RocksRocks.jpgChariot RaceChariot Race.jpgEnchantressEnchantress.jpgFarmers' MarketFarmers' Market.jpgGladiatorGladiator.jpg/FortuneFortune.jpg Coin4.png SacrificeSacrifice.jpgTempleTemple.jpgVillaVilla.jpg Coin5.png ArchiveArchive.jpgCapitalCapital.jpgCharmCharm.jpgCrownCrown.jpgForumForum.jpgGroundskeeperGroundskeeper.jpgLegionaryLegionary.jpgWild HuntWild Hunt.jpg
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Landmarks: AqueductAqueduct.jpgArenaArena.jpgBandit FortBandit Fort.jpgBasilicaBasilica.jpgBathsBaths.jpgBattlefieldBattlefield.jpgColonnadeColonnade.jpgDefiled ShrineDefiled Shrine.jpgFountainFountain.jpgKeepKeep.jpgLabyrinthLabyrinth.jpgMountain PassMountain Pass.jpgMuseumMuseum.jpgObeliskObelisk.jpgOrchardOrchard.jpgPalacePalace.jpgTombTomb.jpgTowerTower.jpgTriumphal ArchTriumphal Arch.jpgWallWall.jpgWolf DenWolf Den.jpg
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Promo Coin3.png Black MarketBlack Market.jpg Coin4.png EnvoyEnvoy.jpgSaunaSauna.jpg/AvantoAvanto.jpgWalled VillageWalled Village.jpg Coin5.png GovernorGovernor.jpgStashStash.jpg Coin8.png PrincePrince.jpg
Events: Coin5.png SummonSummon.jpg
Base Cards Coin0.png CopperCopper-new.jpgCurseCurse-new.jpg Coin2.png EstateEstate-new.jpg Coin3.png SilverSilver-new.jpg Coin4.png PotionPotion-new.jpg Coin5.png DuchyDuchy-new.jpg Coin6.png GoldGold-new.jpg Coin8.png ProvinceProvince-new.jpg Coin9.png PlatinumPlatinum-new.jpg Coin11.png ColonyColony-new.jpg
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