As “Initiates Second Grade” in the Monkey Fist Feng Shui Monastery, it will be your great honor to tend the Masters’ rock gardens. Each morning, the Grade Ones come to you with the rocks they’ve gathered and haul away the rocks that you and the other Grade Twos decide you don’t need anymore. But there aren’t enough Grade Ones to go around, so there may be a little competition to get the best selection of rocks. The Grade Ones will give their new rocks to whoever gives them the fewest old rocks to haul away.
You may decorate your garden with almost any rocks you wish. There are just a few forbidden combinations that must be avoided. Every afternoon the Feng Shui Masters come by to check your work. You’ll get demerits if you create any of the forbidden combinations, but you’ll also get demerits for your laziness if you don’t add new stones each day, and you will suffer the dishonor of being sent down the mountain to haul a stone back for yourself.
The Masters’ final evaluation will come with no advance warning. The Second Grade Initiate who has the fewest demerits at that time will advance to Grade Three, but whoever has the most demerits will be kicked down to Grade One. Good luck!
And now a few words from the designer..........
Designer Dairy: Click here to read the designer diary
Ion Award Best Strategy Game for 2012
Rocks won First Place at the SaltCon Designers Competition (The Ion Award) in 2012!
What's in the box?
76 Rocks (wooden): 15 White, 15 Light Grey, 15 Brown, 15 Tan, 15 Rose – Each color containing five I’s, five II’s, and five III’s – and 1 Black
1 Cloth Bag
40 Demerit cards including:
10 “Pass” cards – all valued 1
10 “Trips” cards – valued 1-10
10 “Foursome” cards – valued 1-10
10 “Straight Flush” cards – valued 1-10
6 Rock Garden player boards
6 Rakes – one in each player color
1 Bidding board
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