Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.
Play involves taking turns to place tiles on your board. You have to work around other tiles already placed. You can't half overlap them (but can fully overlap them). Crucially, the symbol on the tile has to go in its designated row on the board.
As you progress you build up scoring potential and must decide when the optimum time is to move the lantern and score a column. Staking symbols on top of each other has a cumulative effect up to five levels. Once all the tiles are placed or everyone has to pass, the game is over and final scores are totalled.
It's an elegant game about creating graceful and refined gardens. By skilfully placing stones, bushes, trees, ponds and pagodas on multiple levels you work towards the best garden of the round. There are five expansions that extend the garden curation fun.
The first time you play it can help to do the following:
- Try out some different piece placements on your boards and work out which scores the most.
- Demonstrate how the pieces can stack up to 5 high.
- Show how when you decide to move the lantern to score is important.
Play Time: This game will take between 45 minutes and 50 minutes to complete.
There are five expansions included for free with the game. These add more complex rules, tiles and ways to play:
- The Colourful Garden
- The Big Meadow
- The Zen Garden
- The Frog
We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Miyabi Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@HABA_USA) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.
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