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!


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.

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Game Preview by Würfel Reviews

I like this game 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

Petrichor News

GenCon August 2018!

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APE Games will be back in booth 1739 at GenCon! August 2-5th in Indianapolis What shall we be bringing, you ask? Petrichor! We won’t have very many copies, but we are…

Pictures from International Tabletop Day

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APE was at 8th Dimension for International Tabletop Day 2017 on Saturday. I couldn't believe the number of people there playing games! The folks that joined the APE table wanted…

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