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|Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer
Renature, a majority game with dominoes for 2-4 players.
Each player receives a board with large pieces of wood in the form of turf, bushes, pines and oaks. These plants are used for the majorities on the large valley board and come in a neutral color and in the respective player color. In addition, each player receives a stack of dominoes with two out of ten animal motifs on each of them.
On a players turn, place one of the three dominoes on two broke spaces of the valley board. The domino must be adjacent to another domino that shows the same animal. If the placed domino borders a free space of a brown area, you can choose whether a tuft of grass or any other of your plants should be placed on that space. Tufts of turf have a score of 1, bushes of 2, pines of 3 and oaks of 4. After placing the plant, you earn points for it and every plant piece that is already in this brown area and has the same or a lower value.
Once a brown area is framed with dominoes, the majority is scored and the player with the highest plant value in the area receives the points that are printed as a large number on that area's flower token. Whoever has the second highest value receives the lower number. Two things make this tricky: The neutral pieces count as their own color and not with the majority of the player who has used them. Also, if colors are tied, they act as though they are not present at all in the area. After the area has been scored, the player who framed the area gets its flower token, which gives them extra points at game end.
In the course of the game, you might run out of plants, but these can be bought back from the game board with clouds. Clouds can also be used to purchase another turn and to appoint a new joker animal. This animal then counts as all animals and makes it easy to put on. At the end of a player's turn, a domino is drawn and the next player's takes a turn.
Once all players have run out of dominoes, the game ends and scoring is done.