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Year Published
2001
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Eden
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'Eden is the dream of making arid land fertile. At the outset, the board is a desert. Players play irrigation cards that allow them to place plant tiles in the desert, thus bringing life and fertility to it. As the desert grows, cultivation cards may develop the plant tiles further, making them more valuable and bringing players much manna. The player who first gets tiles valued at 20 "fertility points" on the board wins. But watch out! As the desert blooms competition for the land increases, and other players will try to take your most fertile land away.

The game play in Eden is simple. Either play one or two irrigation cards to develop areas of desert (i.e. place tiles on the board), or play a cultivation card to increase the value of areas already on the board (i.e. replace existing tiles with more valuable ones, at a cost), or pass. Conflict enters the game when a player places a new tile on the board next to an opponent's existing tile. Then a challenge may be made by the player placing the tile. Manna, the currency in the game, is used in the challenge, which takes the form of a bidding war. Bids, which must be divisible by 5, are always increased. But what the winning bidder actually must pay is the bid MULTIPLIED by the value of the tiles that would be gained. In the case of the challenger, the winning bid would be the bid itself times the value of the tiles sought. In the case of the defender, the winning bid would be the bid itself times the value of the tiles the defender is using in what in effect is an attack. Bids keep rising until one player is unwilling, or unable, to meet the final cost of a bid. The loser forfeits all the tiles involved in the conflict, but gains the value of that land (according to the bid) in manna from the other player.

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Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Bernd Wagenfeld
Year: 2001
Product Code: 689216
Size: 11.61 x 5.79 x 2.83 inches
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2006-09-10
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2004-08-19
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Board Game Rank: 7878
Num Ratings: 162
Average Rating: 5.64
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 19988
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Personal Comments: 52
Users Owning: 362
Users Wanting: 2
Users Trading: 39 [find trade matches]
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