Become the village elder

Sidney's Quest is a worker placement board game about beating your friends to the cushiest job in the village.
Get ready, keep your resources under control and strive for Sidney's favor!

Become the Village Elder

Advising the young, being doted on by the adults and revered by the old, if only one could be the village elder!

Village elder Sidney has announced their retirement and although you are young you're vying for that cushy position. Sidney has decided that the one who can gain the most new experiences will become the new village elder. All the candidates have been given some suggestions on what to try. However, knowing your friends they will not stop there so you better push yourself further to secure your spot as the new elder.


How to play

Sidney's Quest is played over 8 rounds. Each round you focus on a combination of actions to gather new experiences while being able to pay your bills.

You get points for every goal card you complete and lose points for the ones you don’t succeed with. The player with the most victory points becomes the new village elder.

Try new strategies

33 unique goal cards allows for many different ways to show that you are a worthy village elder:

  • Sell your stuff, cut down on costs and turn your hobbies into successful companies.
  • Study hard, get a well paying job and save up for retirement.
  • Explore all work options, run several side-hustles and dedicate your time to your own growth.
  • Or find your own combination to impress Sidney.


  • Worker placement
  • Resource management
  • Hidden goals

Block other players

Limitations on all locations means you can stop your friends from getting what they need. There can only be one village elder after all.

Plan ahead

Make sure to plan for reaching your goals as well as paying the bills. Sidney is not impressed by irresponsible behavior.


  • Rulebook
  • Game board
  • 5 player boards (the characters)
  • 20 dials for the player boards (4 per player)
  • 60 wood cubes (12 each in the 5 player colors)
  • 30 wood discs (6 each in the 5 player colors)
  • 34 job cards
  • 5 starting job cards
  • 66 goal cards
  • 11 starting goal cards
  • 4 summary cards
  • 100 coin tokens (50x1, 25x5, 25x10)
  • 1 round token
  • 3 debt tokens
  • 3 company 4-star tokens