August 9th 2017: Cottage Garden, the beloved gardening game from cult author Uwe Rosenberg is getting a digital version. DIGIDICED is aiming for a Q3 release of this 4 player masterpiece. As all of DIGIDICED games Cottage Garden will feature cross-platform play and asynchronous multiplayer (for up to 4 players) as well as different AI opponents and pass and play for local games.
In Cottage Garden, you compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers. Whenever no unplanted box is visible on a bed, you have completed it, then you count your points and replace it with a fresh, unplanted bed. You gain points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells.
In more detail, players select various polyomino tiles of flower beds from a central market grid, depending on the location of the “gardener”, then place them on one of their two personal garden boards. Each board has several garden elements that are worth points when not planted over, and these are scored on two different tracks as soon as a garden has been finished. Crossing over a line on each track awards bonus tokens that can fill in empty spaces or give you a better selection of the flower bed tiles. Whenever a garden is finished, you receive a new one to complete. After the gardener completes her fifth lap around the market, the game enters its last round. The player with the most points from their completed gardens at the end of the game wins.
– 2016 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
Jonas “O.J” Ek
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