In Blume, players plant and grow their own flowerbed by placing matching tiles. After each round, players will prune their gardens to prepare for future growth. Players decide to increase their greenhouse supply or affect the local market, ultimately determining the value of everyone’s greenhouse. At the end of three rounds, the player with the most valuable flowers wins the game.
The play time advertised isn't really possible if you have more than two players. For such a simple premise and shallow gameplay (you're literally just drawing tiles and placing them) with an admittedly tried and true theme, playing this game you'd think you were waiting for actual plants to grow. Pair that with the almost complete lack of player interaction, and a fun, colourful brainteaser never truly blossoms into anything more.
Pretty good little Tile Laying/Market Manipulation game. Sometimes the decisions seem obvious and on rails which isn't great, but creating your own beautiful garden is so satisfying that I can somewhat ignore the flaws. Lots of luck in this game too so be aware of that. The person who wins this game is often the person who has the right tiles come out. Still fun though and I look forward to playin it again. Also, side note, the production is great. I love the box size BUT I don't love how you have to disassemble the flower market every time you want to put everything back in the game. I imagine if I played this often I would just not use the 3D elements of the flower stand
the pattern matching combined with an active "stock market" makes for an interesting game and being able to "prune" your garden is a nice touch although I'm not sure why you would ever prune less than the max allowed. It can be frustrating if the flowers aren't coming out to fit what you need and may be somewhat disadvanteous to the first player (based just on one game) as they potentially sit there and see what the other players do to drive his value down the final turn(s) with no recourse. I'd be interested to see what some of the mini-expansions add.