Quick Takes: 2-4 players 45 - 60 minutes Ages 8+ Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play and FUN!)
Help nature reclaim what is hers by restoring a polluted valley to its pristine state. In the game, each player starts with a facedown stack of animal dominos as well as cloud tokens and wooden plant meeples which vary in size (corresponding to the point value).
To start, players draw three dominos face up (but opponents can't see each other have). On your turn, you will place a domino on a starting space or adjacent to a to a matching creature. Placement of the dominos follows a running brook in the middle of the board alongside which you will have the chance to (re)plant the surrounding land to score points. But when is the best moment to plant each of your various plants? And where are the best spots to do so? These are the questions you must answer to win.
Scoring happens when the plot is completely surrounded with dominos or players can no longer place further dominos. In a fun scoring twist, a player only takes points if their score is unique e.g. If the two highest scorers tie on a plot of land, their points are divided and the third person takes all the points. This scoring mechanic is particularly interesting in 3/4 player games where if there is runaway winner, players may gang up to try to tie points.
Cloud tokens can be spent during the game to pull forward a turn or unplant a tree. If you choose not to spend your cloud tokens though you can keep them for points at the end.
From the legendary design duo of Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling come a game of simple rules coupled with a multitude of exciting decisions and tactical possibilities. On the surface this may seems like a cute woodland themed game of dominos but don't be fooled it really is a competitive match for area control!Why we chose this game for Board's Edge:
- Modern twist on a classic game (dominos)
- Beauty - the pieces are worthy of the theme. Lovely animal imagery and well constructed plant-meeples