Gartenbau - Tile Laying and Tableau Building on a New Level! (Canceled)
A Light Euro-Style Tile Laying Gardening Tabletop Game for 2-4 Players.
Gartenbau is a game of tile laying, flower crafting, and garden growing with a unique three-dimensional tile layering mechanic where you lay tiles next to, and then on top of one another.
You and your fellow players are gardeners racing to create and grow a garden full of flowers, seedlings and plants, in an effort to earn the most prestige by fulfilling each flower’s unique growing requirements.
The player with the most prestige at the end of the game is crowned The Master Gardener.
Gartenbau is a game of tile laying and tableau building based in color theory. Players will assemble a garden of strategically placed seedling tiles to grow them into plant tiles which will yield an opportunity to play a flower tile to earn points called prestige.
In the center of the playing surface is a market of seedling tiles in the bottom row and a market of plant tiles in the top row - separated by plant color. Players will first draft a unique hand of four flower tiles each before beginning to build their own individual gardens. After receiving and playing a starting seedling tile in your garden, on your turn you may complete one of four actions:
Players acquire seedlings from the market by spending any combination of resources (sunlight and water) according to the seedling tile’s market location. Seedlings tiles include seedlings of 6 color types.
When you have an appropriate seedling combination in your garden you may acquire a plant tile by paying its resource cost. The cost to acquire plant tiles escalates as the game progresses. There are six color types of plants, each having their own unique resource cost combination. Plant tiles are also worth prestige if they are visible in your garden at the end of the game.
You may take 3 resources from the supply, taking 1 of sunlight and 2 of water, or vice versa.
After playing two plant tiles in the right combination, you may play a flower tile from your hand! Upgrading plants to flowers is the best way to score points, and it also provides you 3 free resources.
Each player starts the game with 1 of each of the following:
When a player has played their fourth flower tile or when the seedling market runs out of tiles, the end of the game is triggered and each player plays an equal number of turns before tallying their prestige score and determining the winner!
Fisher Heaton Games is committed to helping protect our planet. We're partnering with OneTreePlanted.Org to help reduce our carbon footprint by planting trees to replenish the cardboard and wood we are using, and we are researching ways to have as little plastic as possible in the final product. This may include forgoing a traditional plastic insert, only providing wooden or cardboard components, and using less plastic in the disposable packaging. We hope to show that the industry can continue to produce quality games with far less impact on our environment.
"I love playing and designing board games, and I am happy to see the hobby grow! Unfortunately, inherent with that growth is waste. Every little bit that we can do to help our world should be seen as an opportunity.” -David Abelson
Amber Johns, Nathaniel Abelson, JB Howell, Michael Mihealsick, Daniel Peterson, Kurt Covert, Raymond Fowkes Jr., Heath Abelson, Sara Meadows, Cassie Elle, John Jewell, Nate Bivins, Michael Zytkow, Chad Elkins, Shana Boss-Hill, Joshua Thomas, Lora Johns, Robert Johns, Keith Piggot, Anthony Miller, Lucas Weese, Phillip Perry, Faheed Taha, Stormchaser Games, Tom Anderson, Peter Kolozvary, Ryan Sherwood, Julie & Dylan Tredway, and many, many more. If you don't see your name here, make sure to remind me and I will correct that!
Fisher Heaton Games will be working with partners to deliver the game worldwide. This project will be EU, Canada, China, US and Australia friendly!
Backers in some regions, especially the Middle East, Africa, South and Central America may experience high shipping fees which reflect the actual cost of shipping to these areas in excess of 50 USD. Please be aware of this before backing the project.
Risks and challenges
Gartenbau is the third tabletop game project for Fisher Heaton Games. My first successful campaign funded in November 2017 and delivered to backers in January 2018. Based on the positive feedback I have received about component quality and expedience in the campaign for Intelle, and the subsequent campaign for Intelle:Firewall, I feel confident in our ability to provide a top quality product and to deliver rewards on time. Gartenbau is a bigger game and presents some new custom challenges, but I believe in our manufacturer in China and their ability to deliver top quality on our behalf.
Gartenbau is expected to be a heavy product, containing a lot of cardboard tokens, so we face the challenge of keeping shipping low. I will do my best to make sure we continue to pursue more efficient avenues for shipping and fulfillment. Remember, our success is your success. Thank You for your faith and your support. I am excited to share this with you. - David AbelsonLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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