It’s a fabulously sunny day—the perfect occasion for folks to visit the new topiary garden on the outskirts of town! Nothing spells a relaxing weekend like enjoying sculptures created with the assistance of nature herself.
The garden can get quite crowded at times, though, so it’s up to you to make sure your visitors have a good experience with these beautiful botanicals. You’ll want to place your visitors in the best positions along the outer edge of the garden and rearrange the sculptures strategically to give your visitors the most spectacular view of the landscape!
Publisher: Renegade Game Studios
Item Code: RGS0599
Releases January 2018
At the beginning of the game, the grid of face-down topiary tiles is dealt out. Each player will start with three topiary tiles and five to eight visitor tokens, depending on the player count. On your turn, you’ll place one of your visitors along one of the rows or columns of the grid. Then, you may take one face-down tile from the row or column you placed your visitor onto. If you take a tile, replace it by placing one face up from your hand. Players take turns in this way until everyone’s placed all their visitors. To score, add the values of the tiles each visitor can “see.” A tile has to have a larger value than those before it, from the visitor’s vantage point, to be seen. Matching topiaries add bonus points (as long as they’re all visible), and you can score the tiles left in your hand if they match larger topiaries on the grid that any of your visitors can see.
With its relaxing theme and simple mechanics, Topiary is easy to sit down and get into, but the puzzle-like scenarios and hidden complexity will offer plenty of interesting decisions to players seeking to optimize their visitors’ vantage points and sabotage opponents.
- 40 Topiary tiles
- 32 Visitor meeples
- 1 Scoreboard
- 4 Scoring tokens
- 1 Rule book