I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review Chara Games 3 Seeds card game that is perfect for New Years Eve and into the new year to teach family values on finances and giving. I received the game in exchange for only my honest opinion in this review.
The game came inside a nice small, easy to store, box. Inside the box was:
- 30 Seed cards (5 sets of 6 cards)
- 20 Crop cards
- 14 Harvest cards
- 17 Event cards
- 3 Reference cards
- 1 White token "turn marker"
- 5 Colored scoring cubes
- 8 Blue 50-point tokens
- 1 Scorecard
Sow time, money, and labor seeds into crops to reap a harvest!
Use strategy to balance between short and long term strategies.
The game gets interesting with:
- Secret harvest values
- Special events
- Set collection bonuses
The game takes about 30 to 45 minutes to play.
It is recommended to be played with between 2 to 5 players, ages 12+
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During Your Turn:
Draw the top 3 seeds from the deck.
Nonchalantly glance at the face-down Harvest cards in play, or swap the position of 2 Harvest cards.
Place up to 2 seeds on any player's crop.
Score completed crops
Place remaining seeds face down on seed deck
Buy the game on Amazon! It is currently retailing for about $19. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you still have time to receive it in the mail before New Year's Eve!
There are 3 types of seeds: Time, Money, Labor. Seeds care placed on the crops and returned and scored after the crop is completed.
The Crops have 3 numbers that reveals how many of each seed is needed to complete it.
The Harvest cards have numbers 1 to 7 that represent the point value of the seeds.
Earn Event cards when you score points on another player's crop.
I love the idea of teaching kids/teens the value of sowing and reaping, especially at the beginning of a new year. Turning these concepts into a game is brilliant as it is a way to engage your children who would otherwise be uninterested about talking about money or time or giving or thinking through strategies in real life. The card game opens up family discussion that may not otherwise happen so readily.
Check it out - Enjoy!