Photosynthesis Review | Board Game Quest
Photosynthesis for Kids - Science Games and Videos
The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don't forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!
Photosynthesis: The Green Strategy Board Game
There’s no dissonance between what Photosynthesis is about and what it does, which makes learning the rules satisfyingly intuitive. The game’s currency is sunlight, which is converted into energy. And an elementary-school level of science know-how asserts that taller trees require more energy. If you’ve ever been in a forest or are simply capable of abstract thought, you know that taller trees cast shadows on shorter ones, which is a crucial mechanic for foiling opponents’ tree life cycles—but to be strategic, you have to plan ahead for where the sun will be when you will need sunlight the most. There is no clutter in Photosynthesis’s gameplay.
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The core of the game’s unique design comes into focus at the end of each round. A large yellow piece representing the sun gradually moves clockwise around the forest, granting energy to all trees in view. The taller the tree is, the more energy granted to its owner.
They are 'plants', with approx 5 in a team
was one of the most sought-after games on the floor at this year’s Gen Con. It was also the most visually striking. It’s a high-concept strategy game that centers around planting trees in a forest and harnessing energy from the sun.
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Much of the hype surrounding Photosynthesis was because Gen Con attendees viewed it as a—I’m so sorry—breath of fresh air away from themes of clan warfare, medieval political intrigue and jewel trading that, frankly, might as well be mix-and-matched amongst some of the top popular games. Everything about Photosynthesis feels clean and whole. Playing on the show floor, several onlookers would wander by, intrigued by its vivid yet understated art and fresh interpretation of resource management mechanics.