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||Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka
||Pencil First Games, LLC
Everyone has a green thumb with Herbaceous Sprouts. Relax while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using tools, and growing sprouts in the community garden. Collect your seeds and tools from the shed, be quick though or your friend might become the Head Gardener first.
Be the Head Gardener by collecting herb and flower seeds and using your garden tools to plant in the community garden. Gardeners take turns collecting herb and flower seeds (represented by dice) which they place in their wheelbarrow, as well as tools (represented by cards) use to plant sprouts. Players may plant quickly for low point spots, or save their seeds amd push their luck for premier spots in the garden.
Herbaceous Sprouts is played in a series of rounds, each with a Lead Gardener. When the Tool Cards are done, the game ends the final score is added up.
Each round has three phases:
Phase 1: Preparing the Tool Shed
This phase is performed by the Lead Gardener of the current round by setting up the Tool Cards and Seed Dice.
Phase 2: Picking and Planting Seeds
Players take turns picking resources from the shed and planting in the community garden. Beginning with the Lead Gardener and moving clockwise, each player takes a turn.
Each player does the following steps, in this order:
- Take a Seed Dice and Tool Card from the Tool Shed
- Add Seeds to the Wheelbarrow
- Play Special Actions
- Plant Flower and Herb Seeds
Phase 3: Clean Up
Set up for the next round is performed, or scoring if the game has ended.