Renegade Game Studios

RGS0830

Arboretum (second edition)

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Reviewed by Tom G., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Great Little Game

Fun game that plays well with 2 or 4. Much more complicated than it first appears and the depth is definite where the fun comes from.

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Reviewed by Iain S., from United Kingdom
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Great small card game.

This is a very easy to set up and simple to learn card game that hides a lot of depth behind its beautiful art.

Each turn you will draw 2 cards then play one into your arboretum and discard another from your hand in an attempt to score points based on the positioning of your trees. The problems comes that each type of tree will only be scored by one player based upon the value of that tree you retain in your hand.

The strategy you use differs at different player counts as with 2 players you know what your opponent has at the end as all the cards will be used each game whereas in 3 and 4 players the cards will be split between the others so can you risk keeping a lower total of the trees you wish to score?

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Arboretum is a strategy card game for 2-4 players, aged 10 and up, that combines set collection, tile-laying and hand management while playing in about 25 minutes. Players try to have the most points at the end of the game by creating beautiful garden paths for their visitors.

The deck has 80 cards in ten different colors, with each color featuring a different species of tree; each color has cards numbered 1 through 8, and the number of colors used depends on the number of players. Players start with a hand of seven cards. On each turn, a player draws two cards (from the deck or one or more of the discard piles), lays a card on the table as part of her arboretum, then discards a card to her personal discard pile.

When the deck is exhausted, players compare the cards that remain in their hands to determine who can score each color. For each color, the player with the highest value of cards in hand of that color scores for a path of trees in her arboretum that begins and ends with that color; a path is a orthogonally adjacent chain of cards with increasing values. For each card in a path that scores, the player earns one point; if the path consists solely of trees of the color being scored, the player scores two points per card. If a player doesn't have the most value for a color, she scores zero points for a path that begins and ends with that color. Whoever has the most points wins.

 

2-4 PLAYERS | 30 MINS | AGES 8+

 

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Reviewed by Tom G., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great Little Game

Fun game that plays well with 2 or 4. Much more complicated than it first appears and the depth is definite where the fun comes from.

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Reviewed by Iain S., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great small card game.

This is a very easy to set up and simple to learn card game that hides a lot of depth behind its beautiful art.

Each turn you will draw 2 cards then play one into your arboretum and discard another from your hand in an attempt to score points based on the positioning of your trees. The problems comes that each type of tree will only be scored by one player based upon the value of that tree you retain in your hand.

The strategy you use differs at different player counts as with 2 players you know what your opponent has at the end as all the cards will be used each game whereas in 3 and 4 players the cards will be split between the others so can you risk keeping a lower total of the trees you wish to score?

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