Arboretum is a family board game where 2-4 players aged 8 years ad over will build the Arboretum of their dreams. The strategy card game combines hand management and tile-laying with the average game lasting about 25 minutes. Players will compete for the most points by creating garden paths of different colours!
The game consists of placing trees in orthogonal, ascending order on your grid. Tree types don’t always need to be identical, however, the first and last tree in a garden path must be the same.
There is a twist, only one player can score for each type of tree. The player with the highest tree card scores for that tree species. This means that everyone else scores zero for that tree species and the player with the highest amount of points wins!
Players start games of Arboretum with seven cards in hand. During each turn, a player will draw two cards and lay a card on the playing area to form part of their Arboretum. The other card will then be added to their personal discard pile.
Once the deck is exhausted, players will compare the cards remaining in their hands and determine who can score a colour. The players holding the highest value of cards in that colour will earn a path of trees in their arboretum.
Players will add up their points depending on their tree paths and colours. The player with the highest amount of points will them become the declared winner!
Find the full list of game components for Arboretum below:
- Cards (Eight of Each Type of Tree) x80