Photosynthesis Game

Photosynthesis Game

# 073825

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Item #: 073825
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

Another excellent entry into the "science + fun" category of board games! The goal of Photosynthesis is to grow a thriving forest of trees by strategically planting them around the hexagonal "forest-to-be." The soil is variegated from a tan exterior to a deep green interior; trees closer to the center earn more points when their life cycles end. Play begins as players plant two small trees of their own color along the exterior edge. Each turn consists of two phases: Photosynthesis and Life Cycle. The first rotates the "sun" and generates "Light Points" for each tree in direct sunlight (1 for small trees, 2 for medium, and 3 for large). But beware! As the sun travels around the board, every tree casts a shadow, preventing trees behind from earning points. So, while having trees in the middle is beneficial, it's also risky, as opponent's taller trees (and yours!) will often sap light points from those closer to the center. The second phase, Life Cycle, allows players to buy seeds, plant seeds next to their trees, and end the life cycle of large trees to collect Scoring Tokens. Once the sun makes 3 revolutions around the board, the game ends, and the player with the most points from Scoring Tokens and Light Tokens wins! For 2-4 players. 30-60-minute playtime.

Publisher Description:

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-cycle, 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.

Category Description for Strategy Games for All Ages:

Please also see our Logic - Games section for more excellent strategy games.

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Games, Puzzles & Toys
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Brand Name
Blue Orange
4.35 (lbs.)
11.75" x 11.75" x 3.5"
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I'm purchasing it as an asked for gift.
Diane R on Nov 28, 2018
I'm purchasing it as an asked for gift.
Diane R on Nov 28, 2018
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Fun, but competitive
It's fun and colorful with some good strategy, but in order to win, you have to continually block other players. None of our group took it personal and everyone got blocked some of the time, but for some, that may be too divisive. Feels slow waiting your turn, but doesn't take very long to play. Haven't played it enough to know how much is strategy vs luck in a win.
January 12, 2019
12 months ago

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