4 task sheets
The game box contains everything you will need to make your land fertile – beds, seeds, a bazaar, a worker. Just sit around, sip on some tea, draw those cards while the garden digs itself up and grows over with weed. There’s even a Holiday to help you relax and a Crow to steal crops from your neighbors.
At the beginning of the game each player receives a task sheet with his garden, on it you can see the type and quantity of plants that need to be planted on it. The first person to complete their task wins the game. The players then receive a set of three special cards: “Crow”, “Bazaar” and “Holiday”. The spare task sheets and special cards are placed back in the game box. The playing deck is shuffled and each player receives four cards, another six cards are placed in the market at the center of the table. The last person that did some gardening gets to go first.
During his turn, a player can perform one action which usually consists of drawing a card to your hand or playing a card from your hand. There are two ways to take a card: draw a face down card from the deck or a face up card from the market – with the later you’ll need to place a card from your hand in exchange for the one from the market. The main way to play a card is to plant it on a bed, in other words, place a plant card next to the task card. The played card needs to be of the correct type (strawberries don’t grow on cabbage beds) and will need to be of the correct quantity. For example you need to plant five strawberry bushes using only two cards, you won’t be able to play a card with one strawberry on it since there are no cards with four strawberries; and you won’t be able to play two more cards with two strawberries on them because you can only play one more card to this bed. Except for plant cards, the deck also contains weeds – you can plant them in your neighbor’s garden. A weed on a bed not only takes up space but also prevents a player from finishing it. To get rid of that pesky weed, you need to play a “Worker” card during your turn – they can also be found in the deck.
Instead of a normal action, you can play one of your special cards. The “Bazaar” card allows you to replace all the cards in the market and swap up to two cards from your hand. When the “Holiday” arrives each player discards 3 cards from their hand a draw 3 cards from the deck. The “Crow” card allows you to take a card from the discard pile and if played with the “Sluggard” card – to steal from your opponents bed. You are allowed to discard one “Worker” card or one special card to get an extra action this turn. You can also play the “Sluggard” on an opponent to make him miss his turn (the “Worker” can protect from this card).