The Last Garden
Designers: Chris Rowlands, Matt Christianson
Artists: Beth Sobel
Publishers: One Thousand XP
The world has come to an end, and the Queen is the only one that has remained of the human kind. What she wants is to breathe new life into the beautiful gardens of her youth. But, the moisture that has been left is not enough, so she is going to call for the Robotanists. The Robotanists are robots that she has reprogrammed and will use, so as to turn metal and rare gems into a magnificent garden, the Last Garden.
You take the role of these Robotanists that compete for the Queen’s favor by helping her build this beautiful artificial garden in what has been left after the apocalypse.
On each turn, you play a card from your hand that may allow you to place gems into the garden, move gems from one sector to another or change the structure of the garden. Then, you can deploy Robotanists into four different areas:
the Garden, where you gain favor according to the number of gems in your sector,
the Workshop, where the favor you gain depends on the number of gems in the sectors you are helping to assemble,
the Mines, in which the favor gained is based on the color of the gems and
the Laboratory, where you can get boosts that will provide you with powerful effects.
When a set number of days has passed, the game ends and the Robotanist that has gained the most favor is the winner.