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In Bohnanza, you will plant, then harvest bean cards in order to earn coins. Each player begins with a hand of random bean cards, and each card has a number on it corresponding to the number of that type of beans in the deck. Unlike in most other cards games, you cannot rearrange the order of cards in hand, so you must use them in the order that you've picked them up from the deck — unless you can trade them to other players, which is the heart of the game.
On your turn, you must plant the first one or two cards in your hand into the "fields" in front of you. Each field can hold only one type of bean, so if you have to plant a type of bean that's not in one of your fields, then you must harvest a field to make room for the new arrival. This usually isn't good! Next, you show two cards from the deck, and you can then trade these cards as well as any card in your hand for cards from other players. You can even make future promises for cards obtained right now! After all the trading is finished— and all trades on a turn must involve the active player — then you end your turn by drawing cards from the deck and placing them at the back of your hand.
When you harvest beans, you get coins based on the number of bean cards in that field and the "beanometer" for that particular type of bean. Flip over up to 4 cards from that field to transform them into coins, then place the remainder of the cards in the discard pile. When the deck runs out, shuffle the discards and play through the deck two more times. At the end of the game, everyone can harvest their fields, then whoever has earned the most coins wins the game.
Bohnanza: 25 Jahre-Edition is a special 25th anniversary edition of the game that includes a new bean type ("Elsterbohne"; magpie bean) and comes with three variant games, one of which will use a collectible coin packaged in the box.