🦊🌲Photosyntesis is an abstract game in which you have to plant, grow and collect your trees in order to gain victory points.
You'll have a player board, with one type of tree, seeds and a light points token.
On the board there are different plots of land, on them you'll plant and grow your trees.
On the side of the board there is the sun, it'll turn at the beginning of every round.
The sun has the most important role: it will illuminate your trees and give you light points, that are your money in the game.
You can spend light points to buy seeds and trees, to grow and collect them when they'll reach the maximum level.
During your turn you'll collect light points from the trees on the board and then do your actions with your light points.
You can decide to not use all your light points in your turn, the remaining points will add to those you'll gain at the beginning of the next turn!
So you can think about your moves in advance, counting on the points you'll gain in the future.
Every time you'll grow a tree, the one you discard will return on your board and it'll be available to be bought again.
You'll have to be careful on where you'll grow your trees because if they are next to another tree, depending on where the sun is, they will be in other trees shadows and you'll not gain light points from them.
Once you have grown a tree at max level, you'll collect it and gain victory points depending on where your tree was.
Victory points tokens are limited and they have a decreasing value, so the sooner you get them, the better.
You'll have only two max level trees so you must grow them quickly to collect their value multiple times and win.
Photosyntesis is a very beautiful game, with wonderful components and illustrations, and is deeper than it looks!
You'll have to manage well your light points and trees, think through every action, to not plant your trees in the wrong spot.
I recommend it to every abstract games lover.
If you want to watch a video review of the game you can watch @watchitplayed review and if you are looking for the italian review you will find it @sgananzium channel.
Hope you'll like my Photosyntesis illustration and review.
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