It is a fun spatial puzzle with lots opportunities to chain together cool combos that make you feel smart. The art in this game is simply off the charts. Indian Summer starts slowly, and really picks up phase towards the end due to clever animal/bonuses tiles mechanics. Theme is lovely, and the tiles are a pleasure to hold and place.
Number of Players: 1-4 Players
Age: 10+ (But playable 8+)
Play time : 15-60 Minutes
Difficulty level: Medium
Categories: Family game, Board game, Strategy game
Before winter makes its appearance, a particularly warm fall bathes the forest in a golden shimmer. During the Indian Summer, New England blossoms one last time. Treetops are ablaze with countless colors — a living rainbow, from green to orange to red. Slowly the first leaves are starting to fall. Meanwhile, our steps and the diligent squirrels rustle the colorful foliage.
On our walks through the woods, we discover all kinds of little treasures; we collect berries, nuts, mushrooms and feathers. We pause for a moment to watch the shy inhabitants of the forest before we set off towards home once again. There, a good book and a hot tea are already awaiting.
Indian Summer is the second part of Uwe Rosenberg's puzzle trilogy following 2016's Cottage Garden, and this game is firmly geared towards experienced players. At the heart of the game are puzzle tiles with holes that are placed on individual forest boards to cover up treasures. When players get their hands on these, they gain more options and an edge over their opponents. All that counts in the end is to be the first to cover your forest floor completely with leaves.
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