Worker's Village is an Action card from Prosperity. It is a Village that also gives an extra Buy. It is typically one of the stronger villages in the game because it provides two important components of most engines—extra Actions and +Buy.
- You draw a card and get +2 Actions and +1 Buy.
Worker's Village provides two important effects, in the form of +Buy and a village effect, at a low price. This makes it an excellent addition to most engines, which can often be built more quickly with the two effects bundled into a single cantrip. In such decks, you’ll usually want to gain your first Worker's Village as soon as you need the terminal space, which typically occurs in the early midgame when you are at risk of your terminals colliding, but have some deck control to make finding your Worker’s Village likely. In most cases, the +Buy will not be relevant until slightly later in the game when you consistently generate more , although occasionally it can be important enough early in the game (e.g., with Peddler) that buying a Worker's Village early may be advisable.
Having access to +Actions and +Buy in the same card has a few repercussions:
- If you need the terminal space in any case, Worker's Village is especially powerful in decks that also benefit greatly from the automatic accompanying access to large amount of +Buy, such as with cost reduction: for example, in adding village support for your Bridge Trolls, you also add the ability to buy additional cards once their prices are heavily reduced without investing extra resources in this capacity.
- Even in a deck in which plenty of +Buy is not such a critical resource, you can sometimes make good use of the incidental access to it, e.g. for threatening a three-pile in the endgame.
- Alternative options for terminal space or +Buy often end up being less efficient, as you may need to spend twice as many gains to achieve the same net improvement to your deck.
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|Prosperity (2016 printing)||February 2017|
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