Every wizard in the neighborhood knows that the best spell components are grown fresh. Unfortunately, only one particular plot of fertile soil in the area is the best for growing magical plants. Everyone agrees to "share" the garden, but you have a plan: Your team of loyal sprites will use the powers of the plants to infiltrate the garden as it grows, so that when everything is in full bloom, the most potent patches will belong to you!
In Power Plants, you are a wizard growing a shared garden of magical plants with your rivals. Each turn, you choose one of the patch tiles from your hand and add it to the growing garden. You can activate the added tile for its dynamic "plant" power or activate all the tiles it touches for their slightly weaker (but still very cool) "grow" powers. As the fields expand, you strategically deploy your sprites to gain control of more and more of the fantastic flora. Will your magical horticulture skills pay off?
Manipulate the garden’s growth, gather magical gems, and deploy your team of loyal sprites to repel your competition and be in control of the most valuable fields when the garden is complete!
—description from the publisher
Solo, 2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players
30m – 30m
Adam E. Daulton
Area Majority / Influence, Solo / Solitaire Game, Tile Placement
Puzzle, Territory Building, Fantasy
Gen-X Games, Happy meeple games, Kids Table BG, Little Rocket Games, Skellig Games, TLAMA games
great area control mayhem for 2 and 3 players - quick and ruthless need to check with more players - might be to much
Could be a great game, but player turns are slow. When you are going to play a plant you have many possibilities, many combinations considering where to put a plant and what powers you want to activate, this is good. The problem is that it is impossible to remember the effects of each plant, this is because the powers are not intuitive, so players will have to check the powers again and again... I think it is not a fun game for kids under 12 years, too much thinking.
Only played once, but loved it. Quite easy to learn, but it'll take time to master. Also, great replayability with the kickstarter version, which has 10 plant varieties. It looks amazing on the table with it's awesome and colourful wooden components and the cutest sprites in different shapes. I got the playmat, which is really worth it for this game! (speaking as someone who doesn't usually get the playmat for games, and was very much in doubt on whether or not to get it).