In Petrichor, you are a cloud. Use weather to your advantage to ensure you grow the most crops. This sounds like an easy task, but all of the other clouds are trying to do the same thing! Prepare for some mischief in the sky as you trick and outsmart your friends to make sure you are reigning cloud!

Contents

Moa contains:

1

Rulebook

Full-color, fun-to-read rulebook. Rule download coming soon!

1

Game Board

The gorgeous board tracks weather, votes, and score and holds the harvest dice. Leaves blow across the wind side of the board, while water droplets mark the rain side.

3

Harvest Dice

Direct when harvests will be performed.

12

Clouds

Hold rain, and are moved across the fields. Once clouds gain enough rain, they become thunderclouds and gain a clip-on lightning bolt.

80

Rain

Glass tokens – 20 each in color. The Flowers expansion adds 20 more tokens for a fifth player.

40

Cards

Sun, Rain, Wind and Frost cards are used to direct player actions.

19

Crop Tiles

9 tiles are selected randomly each game. The clouds move across the tiles, dropping rain. Different crops score differently when harvested. The Flowers expansion adds additional tiles.

Solo Play Components

9 Southern Wind cards and 1 normal six-sided die are used for solo play.

More!

There is a lot more in the box, including growing markers, wheat tokens, player aids, and a round track. And the Flowers expansion adds even more!

Description

Petrichor is a highly interactive board game, playable by 1-4 people (up to 5 with the expansion, see below). It’s an action selection/area influence game, with 4 simple actions which interact with the various fields in ever surprising ways. The players move clouds with water droplets, and then rain those droplets onto specific fields, to make sure they have the right amount of water for the Harvest. During a Harvest, crops that have been watered enough are scored! Players are able to influence when, and how often the harvest happens. Players need to strike a fine balance between maintaining control of the different fields as well as influencing Harvest, to make sure the two come together at the optimal time.

Playtesters said it is “like Dominant Species in a fifth of the time”; the game’s tightly interlocked and thematic mechanisms provide excitement, lots of interaction, and field-watering fun!

APE Games is co-publishing Petrichor in cooperation with Mighty Boards.

Gameplay Video by Gaming Rules!

Game Preview by Würfel Reviews

I like this game a lot.
A lot!
A LOT!
- Alina

It feels great when I play it!
- Ilja

Designer and Artist

Designed by David Chircop, the designer of …and then we held hands and Pursuit of Happiness, with additional development and a challenging, full solo mode added by David Turczi ([redacted], Anachrony, Days of Ire: Budapest 1956), and published by the team that brought you titles such as Vengeance and Posthuman.

From the magical hands of Daniela “iella” Attard comes this both realistic and fable-like presentation of plants, weather, and many many water droplets.

Players, Ages  & Time

Petrichor is a one- to five-player game, for ages 14+. It requires about twenty minutes per player.

  • 1-5 players

  • ages 14+

  • 20 minutes per player

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