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Board GameVerdant Review
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated yesterday.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rob Prior and Jo Robertson.


Verdant is a puzzle card game where you create cozy interiors with houseplants and other objects. You take turns to choose plants and rooms from the middle and place them in your growing grid of rooms. The novelty is that to grow plants you need to match their environment requirements with the rooms around them so they have the perfect amount of light and shade.

Each turn, you select one card and token pair from the middle and then place these items to build an ever-expanding tableau of cards that represents your home. The trick is planning ahead so you can meet the intricate objectives of each plant. Get this spatial matching right and you earn more points. Do it quickly and you get additional bonuses.

As you progress you get items for your rooms. These also have requirements of the sorts of things and plants that make it the coziest space. So you need to balance the perfect room for plants with the perfect plant for each room.

The result is a spatial puzzle that combines Solitaire, interior design, horticulture and some light competition with other players competing to do the same. It's complex enough to keep your brain busy, but not too complex that you can't chat while you play.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2022

Genres: Collecting, Puzzle, Strategy and World Building

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Flatout Games (@FlatoutGames)

Players: 1-5



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Learn to Play: This takes half an hour to learn. There is some complexity here that you need to learn. This includes the different plant and room requirements and consequences of choices. How placing objects works and the impact of your choices of cards and pieces.

The first time you play it can help to do the following:
  • Experiment with different grids of cards to see how layout impacts score.

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

10-16 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to enjoy the slow pace and the unintended consequences of the game. Although the general rounds can be easily grasped, how to use them effectively requires considerable understand and planning skills.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Verdant Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@FlatoutGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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