Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of 3 Seeds from Chara Games, in exchange for a honest review.
Are you looking for a fun, family board game to play in the new year? 3 Seeds is a wonderful addition to any family game night! It is the newest game from Chara Games. Back in November, we wrote a review on their first game called Commissioned. 3 Seeds is a bit different, because this game has only one winner and is not a cooperative game where you get to work together like in the game, Commissioned. It is a game of strategy though. The game comes with all the pieces shown above, and The Rulebook does an awesome job of explaining how to play. It is recommended for ages 12 and older, but this is a game that I think younger children could enjoy as well. It is a game for 2 to 5 players, and each game is designed to last for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Each player is given cards that represent either Money, Time or Labor. The players are also given Crop cards, Harvest cards, and Event cards for when the other players complete a crop. Each crop has different numbers for things needed such as money, time or labor. Once a crop is complete. the player gets to keep the card which contains bonus points for once the game is finished. The harvest card gives each player points for how many cards they placed for that crop. The Event cards can make things very interesting because you may be able to swap a crop with another player, or harvest a crop early.
The players in the game are represented with their color cube on a game piece that is numbered 1 to 50. If a player passes 50, you start over on the game board but they are given a blue chip that counts as 50 points. Once a crop is harvested, the points get added up and then multiplied by the Harvest card number. I loved this concept because it is a fun way to learn and teach about addition and multiplication. My sons who are five and seven years old, were able to add up the number of points and move the game pieces to the correct number on the game board. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins!
The message of the game is that we are all given different gifts, but we must use them wisely. This game definitely has you think strategically to figure out how to get the most points out of what you are given. On each players turn, you have 3 cards (seeds) and you have a chance to use at least 2 of the cards to either play on yourself or on another player's crop. If you have a certain Event card, you may be able to use all 3 seed cards in one turn. This helps you get extra points and possibly harvest a crop.
My family and I had a blast playing this game, and it is one of the new favorite games now that we play. It is a great game to play with tweens, teenagers and even younger children. My father-in-law has been undefeated in the games we have all played so far, and he says he is willing to share his advice and tips on how to win! It's been incredible to be able to play a game that three generations of family enjoy playing together. Family time is very important, and I am so glad Chara Games designs games that focus on the concept of family time and being together. My family and I would definitely recommend this game, and we give it a five out of five stars!
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