Kickstarter Unboxing – The Gardens & A Walk in the Park

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden holds a special place in the hearts of locals. World renowned for its location, beauty, and historical and scientific significance, each of its 29 hectares are not only stunning, but a calming retreat from the city’s streets.

In The Gardens, players draft cards depicting different features of the Gardens, using them to build their own portion of it in front of themselves. Players then score points based on what their visitors see as they walk past the Gardens’ various flower beds, ponds, native trees, and statues. The tableau you build will have three rows — waterside, grass, and cityside — and you add one card a turn until the area is filled.

A Walk in the Park is a stroll-and-write game. Each turn, a die will be rolled to show players what feature they must draw in their park. Players will race to different sightseeing spots while trying to find the best way to explore the parklands.


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Game Details
NameThe Gardens (2022)
ComplexityMedium Light [1.91]
BGG Rank8542 [6.61]
Player Count1-4
Designer(s)Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert
Artist(s)Kerri Aitken
Publisher(s)Grail Games, Hobby World, Magellan and SD Games
Mechanism(s)Modular Board, Open Drafting, Point to Point Movement, Set Collection and Tile Placement

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