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Everdell continues the trend that Photosynthesis started of having big cardboard trees on the game table. That’s where the similarities end, though, as you’ll see from this How to Play video:

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The closest game i’ve played to Everdell is Imperial Settlers, another card game with daisy-chaining. The flaw with Settlers, though, is that all the daisy-chaining happens in a single turn, which has the potential to leave other players completely board while you go off on a tear. If anything about Everdell appeals to you (and there’s a lot here to like), buy your own copy using this Amazon link, and we’ll earn a small commission:


Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host-you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises? Everdell is a game of dynamic tableau building and worker placement. On their turn a player can take one of three actions: 1. Place a Worker: Each player has a collection of Worker pieces. These are placed on the board locations, events, and on Destination cards. Workers perform various actions to further the development of a player’s tableau: gathering resources, drawing cards, and taking other special actions. 2. Play a Card: Each player is building and populating a city; a tableau of up to 15 Construction and Critter cards. There are five types of cards: Travelers, Production, Destination, Governance, and Prosperity. Cards generate resources (twigs, resin, pebbles, and berries), grant abilities, and ultimately score points. The interactions of the cards reveal numerous strategies and a nearly infinite variety of working cities. 3. Prepare for the next Season: Workers are returned to the player’s supply and new workers are added. The game is played from Winter through to the onset of the following winter, at which point the player with the city with the most points wins. COMES WITH: 128 critter and construction cards, 16 event mini-cards, 11 forest mini-cards, 110 resource pieces, 30 point tokens, 20 occupied tokens, 24 wooden workers, 1 18-sided die and 1 game board (which includes a 3D tree)

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