Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game! Plant and shape the ever-changing forest as you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life cycles, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays. Carefully pick where you sow and when you grow, as trees in the shadows are blocked from light, and from points. This game features realistic gameplay and beautiful graphics.
Photosynthesis is a two-to-four-player game geared toward players eight and up. Its title, striking box cover, and well-designed components all showcase the unique woodland setting the game revolves around. Categorically, it is an abstract strategy game; however, it is not a conventional abstract strategy game, as the mechanisms and gameplay coincide with the theme, and within the game is an economy where seeds, trees, and actions all cost players points.
In the game, there are two phases for every round. In the first, the Photosynthesis phase, players’ trees generate light points depending on their locations, and the locations of cast shadows, as the revolving sun hits the board. The second phase, the Life Cycle phase, is when players can use the light points they have earned as currency to buy, plant, grow, and harvest seeds and trees. As players end the life cycles of their trees, they collect points correlating to the value of the soil, or space, that the tree was rooted in.
Item Code: BLG05400
Releases August 17, 2017
- 1 Game board
- 1 Sun Segment
- 4 Player boards
- 1 First-player token
- 24 Scoring tokens
- 4 Sun Marker tokens
- 24 Seed tokens (6 of each species)
- 32 Small trees (8 of each species)
- 16 Medium trees (4 of each species)
- 8 Big trees (2 of each species)
- Illustrated rules