Despite being a tried and true flatlander (being from the midwest as I am), I do love trees and forests. They’re just so big and majestic. So, having a game where you’re looking to cultivate your trees is certainly appealing. And Arboretum is one that has gotten plenty of praise since it initially came out. But that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be improved, so thought Renegade Game Studios. They’re coming out with a new edition that’s got new artwork and updated symbols to help make sure everyone can play, including the color-blind.
From the announcement:
Originally published in 2015, Arboretum has collected accolades from numerous reviewers including Shut Up and Sit Down’s Recommendation and the Dice Tower’s Seal of Excellence. With the original rules system intact, this latest edition of the game will don a similar style of art but with a few changes to types of trees. These modifications will ensure that all the symbols and colors are distinct and color-blind friendly.
“It’s incredible how much tension and skill and depth packs into this tiny box!”
– Quinns, Shut Up and Sit Down
Arboretum is a strategic card game that challenges players to create the most beautiful path through the garden. Choosing the correct cards and placing them in the most efficient orientation will score you the most points at the end of the game. With elegantly simple rules, Arboretum offers players surprisingly complex choices.
Fans can find this lovely card game at their friendly local game store this Autumn. It is designed for 2-4 tree enthusiasts ages 8+ and can be enjoyed in about 30 min. The MSRP will be $20.