|Players:||2 - 4|
|Time:||30 - 60 minutes|
Photosynthesis - A stunning beautiful game - everything about this game is fabulous! Check out the reviews on line!!
The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don't forget that the sun revolves around the forest.
Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game! This game features realistic gameplay and beautiful graphics.
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I love the 3 dimensional aspect of this game. Your trees grow from seeds into saplings, then get bigger and bigger before they finally get transferred into points. I always feel like you are chopping them down to get points, which feels a bit contrary to the nature theme - but I think thematically they are just dying naturally, therefore completing their lifecycle. Trees cast shadows on other trees, blocking them from the sunshine and stopping them from earning light points (you use light points to purchase and upgrade your trees). It's possible and common for you to even block your own trees. The sun rotates around the board three times, changing the angle of the light as it goes and hence which trees get the sunshine. It takes quite a bit of strategy to plan where to plant your trees and when to grow and 'harvest' them to give you optimal points. There is actually no element of randomness in the game at all, but you do need to try to anticipate what your opponents will do. It's so cool watching your forest grow and evolve during the game.
This game has more strategy to it than growing and cutting them down. Gives you a sense of Zen while you play it.
Although a great game, it does run a little slower depending on who you play with.
Overall a good game.