Understanding The Playing Cards

A beginner's guide to cards and symbols...
In order play any game with this deck, you must understand the icons and other elements on the cards. To learn more, check out the following PDF:
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Please note: even with tested games, we are always open to suggestions and improvements. Let us know how you enjoy playing the games. Your ideas may very well be better than our own!

 Tested Games

A simple matching game for 2 to 6 players ages 6 and up. Picklet is a very simple matching game suitable for kids and beginner adults. Children will be happy to play this game indefinitely. Adults may soon feel the need to graduate to more complex games. Either way, this game is an exciting and energetic game for the entire family.
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Multi-Player Solitaire
Multi-player solitaire pits you against yourself, to build an efficient, regenerative homestead.
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Games In Development

A game of Regenerative Homesteading for 2 - 4 players
In this game you stake a claim and gradually rearrange the landscape to make it as productive as possible. This is a mildly competitive game where land acquisition, pest problems and natural disasters provide opportunities either for competition and cooperation. This game is our most active test case at the moment. We are getting feedback from local contacts but welcome your own suggestions to make it more interesting and to create more incentives for cooperative play.
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A poker-style game for 2 - 6 players
Chicken is a guild-building, poker-style card game wherein you race against your opponents. You must balance the need to finish the hand quickly with the desire to acquire more points. By holding out for more points, you play a metaphorical "game of chicken" with your opponents, hoping that they do not beat you to winning the hand!
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Guilding the Dandelion
A fun, grouping game for 2 to 6 players ages 8 and up
A relatively new and untested game, Guilding the Dandelion is a game where players build "guilds" of plants (or other garden elements) by satisfying all of the input needs of at least one of the cards in the guild. Please help us improve this game!
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Your Own Game!
(coming soon)
Please submit any games you design and, assuming the instructions are clear enough, we will post them on this page. We are committed to crowd-sourcing games that can help people to learn more about building food forests.