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Things From Another World
Puzzle Master
by Montrose Biology (2022)
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Player Ages

Playing Time
30 minutes to 45 minutes
  • Abstract Strategy
  • Environmental
  • Territory Building
  • Designers
  • Matt Montrose
  • Mechanisms
  • Tile Placement
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Area Enclosure
  • Artists
  • Celt Duk
  • Family
  • Biology
  • Player Count: Two Player Only Games
  • Theme: Ecology
  • Theme: Environmental Protection / Degradation / Pollution
  • Rating: 8/10 from 2 users


    Drylands are fragile ecosystems where deserts border savanna and/or forest biomes. These places can easily be degraded into desert like conditions or nurtured to be greener and more productive. It depends on how the land is managed.

    In this two player game the desert player competes with the forest player to decide the outcome of a small section of drylands.

    Each turn players can “grow” by placing a new tile next to their established tiles, or they can “leap” using an existing tile to move to a location farther away. Whenever you place one of your tiles next to opponent tiles, either through growing or leaping, those opponent tiles flip and become yours.

    The game ends when all spaces on the board are occupied. The player with the most tiles of their type wins!

    A game that’s easy to learn but hard to master, it is suitable for a wide range of ages, from 5 to 105.

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