The creators of the hit Everdell, James and Clarissa Wilson, have a new board game up for crowdfunding with Starling Games. In Flourish, players will look to craft beautiful gardens and scenery through card drafting. The game is for one to seven players, ages 8+, and plays in around 20 minutes. The project is over 300% funded on Kickstarter and you can reserve a copy of the signature edition of Flourish for a $39.00 pledge through October 1st. Expected delivery is March 2021.
From Starling Games:
Welcome to a delightful realm of beautiful gardens, vibrant flowers, and eye-catching scenery. Take up your spade and hone your finest gardening skills by crafting and nurturing the most majestic display of natural beauty, much to the envy of your neighbors over the wall. Lounge beneath your freshly-watered trellis and sip a cup of tea with fresh mint. Enjoy an afternoon in the sparkling world of Flourish, a place you will want to return to time and time again.
Flourish can be played a variety of ways–solo, cooperatively, or competitively! In summary, game-play for Flourish is as follows: each turn, you will begin with 6 cards in your hand. Choose 1 card to play into your own garden and 2 cards to pass over the walls of your garden to your neighbors, who simultaneously play their own cards into their gardens. Once all players have played and passed, all players reveal their played card, add the passed cards from their neighbors to their hands, and draw a new card from the deck. Players will place twelve cards total in their garden, scoring its beauty both by the points on their own cards and their neighbors! Clever passing of cards and shrewd placement each season will ensure your garden is the most beautiful in the realm.