- Publisher: Rio Grande Games (May 27, 2008)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0018PSB7A
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,528,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hanging Gardens Game – May 27, 2008
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What do you get with Hanging Gardens? In the box is a game board, a deck of building cards, 4 starting cards, a pile of scoring tiles, a start player marker, and 5 wooden temples in 4 different colors.
How does Hanging Gardens work? The tiles are shuffled and 6 of them are placed face-up on the board. Each player gets a starting card that has 6 squares of prepared land, and a set of temples. Each round 4 cards are flipped up (or 3 in a 3-player game). The cards depict a grid of 6 squares but some of the squares have buildings on them while others have more prepared land. Then player's take turns selecting a card to place in their garden. The primary rule is that any buildings depicted on that card must be placed on top of land that has already been prepared. In other words a building can never hang off of other cards so that it would be touching the table underneath. Turns continue in this manner.
When a player places a card and it makes a group of 3 or more of the same type of building, the player may choose to score that grouping by placing a temple on one square of the group. Then the player gets to take a tile. If the group was 3 squares big the player can only choose from 2 of the face-up tiles, and if it was 4 they can choose from 4, and if it was 5 they can choose from all 6.Read more ›
While fun for adults to play, it is also educational for younger players as it helps develop spatial reasoning skills.