...But you do not have to wait till September!
Earth, the soil that supports and sustains our beautiful planet. Over thousands of years of evolution and adaptation the flora and fauna of this unique planet have grown and developed into amazing life forms, creating symbiotic ecosystems and habitats.
It is time to jump into these rich environments and create some amazing natural synergies that replicate and extrapolate on Earth’s amazing versatility and plethora of natural resources. Create a self-supporting engine of growth, expansion, and supply where even your unused plants become compost for future growth.
The game begins before the starting hand has even been drafted. Players will receive an Island, Climate, and Ecosystem card during set-up. Using these double-sided cards, each player sows their strategy by selecting one side of the card to place face-up in their play area.
The combination of these three cards introduces asymmetry to the game by providing variable starting resources, bonus abilities, and unique end-game scoring objectives.
How does it play?
On their turn, the active player will choose one of four different actions, reaping their major benefits, while all other players welcome the minor benefit.
Subsequently, all players activate any cards on their player-board and in their tableau, which match the color of the chosen action.
Players continue taking actions, arranging their Island, sowing Plants, and developing Terrains to attract elusive Fauna, and unlock the scoring bonuses of diverse Ecosystems.
Once a player has added a sixteenth card to their 4×4 tableau, they earn a completion bonus and trigger the end of the game.
All players will tally the victory points they earned from completing Ecosystems, reaching Fauna objectives, Composting cards, gaining Plant cubes, Growth pieces, for their Plant and Terrain values, and for Events played. The player with the most victory points wins!
Earth is an open world engine builder for 1 to 5 players with simple rules but tons of strategic possibilities. With its encyclopedic nature and the enormous number of unique cards and combinations, every single game will allow you to discover new synergies and connections, just as our vast and fascinating world allows us to do!
There is a lot going on here and you can discover everything about the game by clicking this link to the game page:
It's huge, and it's all thanks to the team of Inside Up Games and the game designer Maxime Tardif that you can now play it on your favorite platform.
But the MVP here is the developer, bennygui, that developed the whole game for Board Game Arena.
They all deserves kudos and love for this.
That's a big release for today's Wednesday Release Time, and that's it for this week!
Play fair and take care... and please, share!
See you next week for more amazing titles on BGA.