Update: Aqua Garden is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 29 days. You may back the game with or without the Outdoor expansion, or get both plus 50 pieces of your favourite fish meeple.
Our preview post below was published on November 13.
Aqua Garden is a 1-4 player drafting and set collection game in which you are trying to create the most beautiful aquarium. It will launch on Kickstarter on November 15.
In the multiplayer mode, each player has their own aquarium board with 6 water tanks and an aquarium worker. They also receive an Event card that mentions a way for them to acquire money every round. The aquarium board shows the maximum amount of oxygen the fish can consume. By adding seaweed, you can raise the oxygen and put more fish inside. When placing a fish, you can only put it in a tank next to where the worker is currently standing. You cannot place sharks in the same tank as other fish because they will become its lunch.
On each turn, you will move your player pawn around the main board, onto a space unoccupied by another player. These spaces contain either fish or advertisements. When you acquire a fish, you take it from the main board and then move your worker on your player board up to 3 spaces. Then, you can place the fish in a tank adjacent to the worker. If you choose to move on an advertising space, you can advertise your aquarium by using one of the ads that are on display on the board, as long as you meet the requirements. If you do, you earn the amount of money shown on the ad. At the end of the game, you score points according to the fish you have in your aquarium, any milestones you gained, and the money you have earned.
Solo rules should be revealed when the campaign goes live.