Using a combination of brains, guts, and trickery, players must build and protect healthy, diverse, and beautiful landscapes.
The winner of the game is the first player to collect eight or more victory points. In the upper-right corner of some Plant Cards, you will find stars. These stars are victory points. Thus, the winner of the game is the first player to have a landscape with eight or more stars.
During the game, you’ll start by buying Land Cards, which come with either buildings or Plants. At the beginning of each turn, your Land Cards will produce coins and Resources for you. You can use your coins to buy more Lands or Resources, and you can use your Resources to reshape landscapes. Most Resources can be used in two different ways: to help yourself or to hurt your opponents. You can use Resources to increase your score by making your native plants grow and multiply, or to protect yourself from danger by killing your invasive plants. At the same time, you can use those same Resources to do the reverse for your opponents: to damage and kill their native plants, or to make their invasive plants grow and multiply.