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Unwind while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using garden tools, and growing herb and flower sprouts.
Unwind while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using garden tools, and growing herb and flower sprouts.
Unwind while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using garden tools, and growing herb and flower sprouts.
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A Flavorful Dice Game
Everyone has a green thumb when playing Herbaceous Sprouts. Unwind while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using tools, and growing sprouts. Don’t relax too long though - or your friend might become the Head Gardener first!

Become the Head Gardener 
Players plant herb and flower sprouts in the community garden to score the most points. Each round, collect herb and flower seeds, acquire tools, and use them to plant sprouts in the garden.  

  • Gorgeous Seed Dice and Tool Card combinations create compelling choices every round.
  • Dice Manipulation & Classic Herbaceous Set Collection makes an expanded game experience that is still easy to learn and play.
  • Smooth, streamlined rounds makes a Herbaceous Sprouts a fast-moving, fun, push-your-luck game. 
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Steve Finn of Dr. Finn's Games - renowned designer of Biblios, Herbaceous, and Sunset Over Water - has created a wonderful compliment to Beth Sobel's stunning plant and garden art. Eduardo Baraf of Pencil First Games is at the helm of Herbaceous Sprouts to ensure it is the perfect balance of zippy play, compelling choices, and wonderful art in a fantastic package. 

Keith Matejka of Thunderworks Games - designer of Roll Player and the single player variants in both Herbaceous and Sunset Over Water - created the excellent single player rules for Herbaceous Sprouts. Benjamin Shulman of Jelly Bean Soup Games powers the graphic design and instructions. 

Kickstarter Green Thumb Pack!
All backers receiving the Herbaceous Sprouts game receive the Green Thumb Mini-Expansion! The expansion adds variant tool cards to Herbaceous Sprouts' beautiful play. 

Give Mom the Joy of Gaming!
Herbaceous Sprouts makes a fantastic gift and we are confident it will ship to backers prior to May 1st, 2019, in advance of Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th. 

In the unlikely event the game's delivery is behind schedule, we'll provide you with a backer-exclusive, digital Herbaceous Sprouts Mother's Day card to let her know the game is on the way!

 Game Overview and How to Play (4:35)

Single Player Rules & Play Through 

                                                     

Rahdo Runs Through - Herbaceous Sprouts Rundown 
"Herbaceous Sprouts is a fun, fast-playing, charming little set collection game...A great gateway - I could totally see playing this with my in-laws" 

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Ant Lab Games - Herbaceous Sprouts Play-through & Preview
"We both thoroughly enjoyed this game!"

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Board Game Closet - Herbaceous Sprouts Preview
Overall, I couldn't be more happy with this game!
If you've got Herbaceous, I have no reservation recommending Herbaceous Sprouts.
 

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Tantrum House - Herbaceous Preview
"If you enjoy Herbaceous and Dice Games, check out Herbaceous Sprouts."

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The Dice Tower Kickstarter Preview (PAID)
PFG Paid to be included in the Kickstarter Preview lineup.

Board, Deck, and Dice - Herbaceous Sprouts Preview
The game flows, the game is fast, and it is one that I really liked!

Keep up on Herbaceous Sprouts
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- Herbaceous Sprouts on BoardGameGeek.com 

Keep up with Us
 - Pencil First Games, Follow Ed on Twitter and Kickstarter 
 - Dr. Finn's Games, Follow Steve on Twitter
 - BethSobel.com, Follow Beth on Twitter
 - Jelly Bean Soup Games, Follow Benjamin on Twitter
 - Thunderworks Games, Follow Keith on Twitter

Zee Garcia at The Dice Tower Reviews Herbaceous

Zee Garcia at The Dice Tower Reviews Sunset Over Water

Risks and challenges

Herbaceous Sprouts is Pencil First Games' eighth Kickstarter. Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet!, The Siblings Trouble, GemPacked Cards, Heroes and Tricks, Herbaceous, Legendary Creatures, and Sunset Over Water all successfully funded and shipped to backers. We strive to run excellent Kickstarters and deliver fantastic products.

Herbaceous Sprouts is well-tested and balanced. The graphic design is complete and the card art is final. Box and instructions are near final and we have been working closely with our printer.

There are inherent risks whenever undertaking a project as complex and large as producing and distributing a board game, but I have been making complex projects with countless moving parts and large budgets most of my career. I've gone out of my way to surround myself with experienced board game developers, distributors, and people who have run and launched successful Kickstarters. This team of friends has been exceedingly supportive and I'm sure will help as we hit any upcoming bumps in the road. And there are bumps. Strikes, shortages, shipping delays are all hard to predict.

Most importantly, if something does go wrong, I will keep everyone in the loop as the project moves forward and comes to market. This game will exist because you all will have made it happen.

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    • KS Exclusive Green Thumb Mini-Expansion
    • Herbaceous
    • KS Exclusive Muse Mini-Expansion
    • Sunset Over Water
    • KS Exclusive Flavor Pack Mini-Expansion
    • Legendary Creatures
    • KS Exclusive Creature Pack
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