Photosynesis

Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game! Plant and shape the ever-changing forest as you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays. Carefully pick where you sow and when you grow, as trees in the shadows are blocked from light, and from points. This game features realistic gameplay and beautiful graphics. Play Time: 15 minutes. Contents:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Sun Segment
  • 4 Player Boards
  • 1 First Player Token
  • 24 Scoring Tokens
  • 4 Sun Marker Tokens
  • 24 Seed Tokens (6 of each species)
  • 32 Small Trees (8 of each species)
  • 16 Medium Trees (4 of each species)
  • 8 Big Trees (2 of each species)
  • Illustrated Rules

Orléans: Trade & Intrigue

Orléans: Trade & Intrigue is the second large expansion for the award-winning game Orléans.

In addition to new place tiles, this expansion contains a new “beneficial deeds” game board, a new and challenging set of events, and trade contracts. The “Intrigue” introduces ways to hinder your opponents’ progress or even allow you to take over your opponents’ achievements.

Lemuria

Lemuria is an ancient city running on the now-forgotten time-control technology. Using the force from the stars, channeled through the star altar, the residents could control time and transform the versatile resource “materia” into anything they wished. You are one of the city builders of Lemuria, and you must fight for control of the altar, sometimes cooperating with others and using your resources to further develop the ancient city — and you have only one year in which to do it.

Lemuria — originally released as 星刻のレムリア, or “The Star Kingdom Lemuria” — is at its heart a worker placement, resource management, and area control game. Players try to get points chiefly by converting two types of workers into resources, then using those resources to buy buildings. Points can also be gained by using special cards and by combining them with buildings.

The game simulates one full year in Lemuria’s lifespan, with each of the twelve rounds representing one month, and with harvests on rounds 4, 8, and 12. On their turn, a player must either (1) place workers to “seed” their materia, or (2) harvest resources as a result of prior placements. Players may also choose to use accumulated resources to buy buildings, use accumulated food to “employ citizens” (use special cards), or spend gold to perform extra actions. Citizens can reside in buildings, which gives extra points during the harvests.

Joraku

Joraku, an ancient Japanese word commonly used before the Edo period, which means “Going to Kyoto”.

Specifically, during the Sengoku period, Joraku refers to the act of local warlords–the Daimyo marching their armies toward Kyoto, to “protect the Shogun and Emperor from other rogue lords” and ultimately rule in their place.

Onward to Kyoto! Take command of your army, and defeat every Daimyo blocking the way! March on! To victory! March on! Kachidoki!

Joraku is a trick-taking area control game. Outwit your opponents with tactical card play, use your loyal Samurais to bid control of areas and build prestige. Only the Daimyo with the highest reputation and the biggest stick can rule Japan!