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Stefanie Summerer
United States
Hamden
Connecticut
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10
May 2003*
My favorite two player Kosmos game right now. The board looks beautiful when the game is over. Except for those stupid weeds that my husband likes to drop in my pretty flower beds.
2003-05-23*
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Wade Broadhead
United States
Pueblo
Colorado
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10
Aug 2008*
Fun game the wife loves, and it grew on me. Looking to get it, since other family would probably enjoy it as well. One of the better, fast, tile laying games. Like chess for gardners.
I finally found it and its as good or better than I remember.
One of teh best tile laying games for the time involved.
2008-03-10*
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Chris Montgomery
Canada
East York
Ontario
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10
Jun 2008*
Love this game, quick strategy, accessible theme. Took me *ages* to find it.
2008-06-12*
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Mary Weisbeck
United States
Black Hawk
South Dakota
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10
Jan 2011
Homemade using cuzzle's animal theme tiles.

The more I play this, the more I love it. It plays quickly, offers tough choices, and has just a touch of nastiness to spice it up.

With more plays, you find out how useful and interesting that center area is. You can use it to extend a scoring block, or you can throw junk in there so you aren't using up your side or to block your opponent who is using it to extend their scoring block.
2011-01-04
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Hannah Haley
United States
Colorado
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10
Dec 2013
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Will Giammona
United States
Oakland
California
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9
Feb 2003*
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Aleister Finchley
United Kingdom
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Unspecified
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9
Jul 2003*
Very relaxing game, especially if you smoke a few plants while playing.
2003-07-17*
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Scott Huitt
United States
Lake Worth
Florida
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9
Oct 2003*
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Spieler
United States
Wish it were NH
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9
Jul 2004*
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Gary Heidenreich
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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9
Jun 2007*
Reminds me of Ingenius. I enjoy this one...one of the better Kosmos 2-Player games I own. The key is to get the gardens planted in 3's and 6's. If you have a shot for a 10 garden, great. If you miss on it, you lose valuable points.
2007-06-06*
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Ross & Christine Chilcott
United States
Coraopolis
Pennsylvania
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9
Aug 2010
A perfect game after shopping for florists. Creating large gardens that border each other is almost impossible because of the lack of similar tiles. Scoring is always low. We find that we don't like playing with the weed beds. If this game becomes too competitive we don't tend to enjoy it. Generally we enjoy the puzzle aspect most with this game.
2009-12-13
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Zoltán Bácskai
Hungary
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9
Feb 2007*
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Fiske Warren
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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Jun 2007*
Underrated and far more skill than meets the eye. This one has really grown on me. Like Take It Easy, it has an interesting puzzle element. Play without the weeds for less confrontation and, I reckon, a better game. Playing with weeds discourages players from aiming for the 10-size beds and actually detracts from one's options and the level of enjoyment
2007-06-05*
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Kevin Wood
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Sep 2007*
It's too bad this game is out-of-print. A favorite two-player game. There's just enough "take-that" to keep it intersesting, but not so much that you feel beat up.
2007-09-11*
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Maija Hyötytyöläinen
Finland
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Dec 2007*
Excellent two player game! Have played many years now.
2007-12-13*
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Rick Keuler
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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Sep 2013
Easy game to learn and visually appealing as well. Even though the luck of the draw plays a big part, there is a decent amount of tactics to be employed here as well. I love the competition that the common ground creates and the ability to mess with your opponent via the weeds. Fun game.
2010-12-31
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Aaron Brooks
United States
Prince George
VA
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Oct 2009*
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United States
Eugene
Oregon
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Aug 2015

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10-JUN-2009 - Well, apparently my wife is not unbeatable on this game. My mom and I have both won against her, but she consistently seems to win more than we do. We still enjoy playing this game and seem to be playing it fairly frequently.
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Despite it's apparent similarities to dominos, there is more to it than that IMO. You must play both strategically and tactically, you can mess with the other person a little bit in a couple of different ways, plus, there's a good sprinkling of luck in your draws. This is also somewhat mitigated by the neutral area (green strip) in the middle of the board where you have a lot of options on different possible tactics. The games are always close and the tension definitely builds as the game goes on. I have yet to win against my wife.
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Brittany Gary
United States
New York
New York
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Dec 2012
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matthew kaczanowski
United States
Michigan
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Jun 2010
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Matthew Ellis
United Kingdom
Manchester
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8.5
Nov 2002*
We like this -especially the non gaming wife.
People have slagged it off because of lack of depth but you really have to think carefully about maximising future tile placements. And there's tile counting for you sad people out there.....
Oh and it's pretty as well.
2002-11-22*
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Rhonda Quiroz
United States
Leavenworth
Kansas
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8.5
Jan 2005*
I consider this one to be one of the best "comfort games" that I've ever played. Enjoyable too! Haven't yet tried the solitaire version, but looking forward to it.
2005-01-02*
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Dan Cashmore
United States
Waltham
Massachusetts
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8.5
Feb 2005*
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James D
Ireland
Cork
Cork
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8.5
May 2012
Superb game. Difficult to find these days. Granted the front cover of the box looks a bit dodgy but the box inlay and the board art is very pleasant. Lots of tactics can be employed in the game. Wife definitely loves this one too.
2012-05-29
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Quinn Swanger
United States
Holly Springs
North Carolina
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8.5
Dec 2013
I just located a new copy of this and I'm looking forward to playing it. I'll come back and assign a real rating afterwards.

Update, 12/27/2013. So I finally got my copy today (obtained via eBay from S. Korea, new and in perfect condition) and played my first game with my daughter. It's pretty damn fun!

I think the criticism leveled at the scoring system is unfounded. We found that it was actually *harder* to form separate groups of three then building upon existing groups and expanding them, so why change it to award even more points for large single groups? The scoring system seems well balanced the way it is. No need to second guess the designers who undoubtedly had way more play test games than any of us had had post-published games.
2013-12-27
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Ben Charbonneau
United States
Glen Allen
VA
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Mar 2015
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Stven Carlberg
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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8.2
Jun 2008*
A lot of this game depends on how well you tend your own garden, getting things to match up in a somewhat organized fashion as you cope with the flow of the luck of the draw, and I find that part of the game engrossing. But there's also the question of dealing with the neutral zone effectively, and then there are those all-important weeds, the three tiles of direct attack which can make the difference in a close game. A wonderfully simple yet solid game.
2008-06-29*
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Ross Long
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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8.2
Jun 2015
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Louis Ayotte
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Aug 2001*
Very nice game, with a cute theme and beautiful artwork (my gf calls it a "girl game"). It can have surprising depth, weeds and neutral zone providing many strategic options. Somehow it has an underlying "go" flavor which I like a lot.
2001-08-26*
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Bonnie Delaney
United States
Guilderland
New York
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Apr 2002*
Really fun, very attractive game, but the scoring seems out of wack. As someone else stated, it does seem like the optimal strategy is planting small beds of 3 flowers, which isn't anywhere near as fun as planting larger beds. So, we go for the larger beds anyway! Since I'm a girl, I don't mind it being a "girl" game...LOL!
2002-04-01*
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Richard Spoonts
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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Jul 2002*
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gee barger
United States
KALAMAZOO
MI - Michigan
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Dec 2002*
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Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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Apr 2005*
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Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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Mar 2011
A wonderful 2-player game that really needs to be reprinted.
2011-05-07
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Mike Simmonds
Singapore
Singapore
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8
Jul 2003*
For the guy/girl with the non-gamer spouse. My wife and daugther love this game. I think it is pretty ok too. Very uh...colorful.
2003-07-25*
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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Am I a man or am I a muppet? If I'm a muppet then I'm a very manly muppet!
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Jul 2003*
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Ryan Wheeler
United States
Mobridge
South Dakota
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8
Aug 2003*
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Frank Wils
Netherlands
Gouda
Zuid-Holland
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8
Aug 2003*
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Sarah Flibbity
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Sep 2003*
This is one of the games I can get my non-gamer husband to play and enjoy
2003-09-27*
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Tommy Ryytty
Finland
Vantaa
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8
Nov 2003*
One of the best from Kosmos serie for two players. Theme is very peacuful, but there is some elements to ruin other players game. This is also domino-like game.
2003-11-02*
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Ed Rozmiarek
United States
Liberty Hill
Texas
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Dec 2003*
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Ken Girton
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Dec 2003*
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mary welch
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
Jan 2004*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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8
Mar 2004*
My favorite 2-player to play with the spouse.
2004-03-11*
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Stephen Owen
United Kingdom
Appleton
Cheshire
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Apr 2004*
Excellent chilled out game of flower garden arrangements. My girlfriend loves it!
2004-04-01*
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Nick Al
Greece
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Apr 2004*
nice filler
2004-04-14*
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Eddy Bee
United States
Marin County
California
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May 2004*
Surprisingly good little game. Comparable to Lost Cities in terms of depth of play and overall enjoyment.
2004-05-17*
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John Margerum
United States
Burbank
California
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Sep 2004*
Simple, elegant, always fun to play, it's a real shame that this one's not available anymore.
2004-09-16*
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Stefan Engblom
Finland
Espoo
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Oct 2004*
Simple and quick to play. The theme and graphics are not very tempting (at least for me).
2004-10-29*
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R C
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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Feb 2005*
Goofy theme, but really enjoyable tile-laying game. Build flower beds and place weeds to sabotage your opponent. Good fun.
2005-02-04*
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