Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight
Blue Orange Games Announces Expansion to “Photosynthesis” - Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight”
Photosynthesis and Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight
Photosynthesis Under the Moonlight Makes a Perfect Accompaniment to the Base Game and Adds A New Dimension of Gameplay.The expansion makes for an in-depth continuation of the original Photosynthesis story, now harvesting both solar and lunar energy in order to activate new forest animals' special abilities.”— Blue Orange Games WALNUT CREEK, CA, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Blue Orange Games, a leading designer and manufacturer of tabletop games for the whole family since 2000, announces today the launch of an expansion titled “Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight” to accompany the base game, “Photosynthesis”. The original Photosynthesis game is widely adored by nature lovers and eco-gamers for its simulation and recreation of the natural cycle of plant life. Under the Moonlight continues the experience by introducing forest animals in a new, nocturnal setting.
Intended for players aged ten and up, the expansion makes for an in-depth continuation of the original Photosynthesis story, now harvesting both solar and lunar energy in order to activate new forest animals' special abilities. Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight was developed by Anthony Gall and Hjalmar Hach, the designer who built the original Photosynthesis world and created the game, “King's Dilemma”.
"Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight is really well done," says top board game reviewer, Eduardo Baraf, "The balance of the creatures are really interesting. The creatures you can actually play with create animal-to-animal dynamics that make interesting moments in Photosynthesis. The expansion really expands the depth and experience of the game once you understand how to play [the original base game]. [The expansion] is for those folks that want more depth and interesting options within the original game."
Beyond the capabilities of the original Photosynthesis game, the expansion enables players to harness the power of lunar rays. As the moon turns in the opposite direction of the sun, players can obtain lunar points to give to their selected forest animal, which gives them special powers. Each animal has powers unique to the type of creature they are. If a player gets a hedgehog, they can plant additional seeds. The owl can transform lunar points into solar points. The boar can collect more trees. The sneaky fox can move seeds across the board and steal them from other players.
Collecting lunar points requires players to position their forest animal directly in the path of the moon or in proximity to a moonstone whenever the moon moves around the Earth. Special abilities need to be activated at the right time to maximize their potential. Players must be careful to steer clear from the Great Elder Tree, which casts an ominous shadow across the board and prevents players from collecting light points.
Photosynthesis: Under the Moonlight retails for $19.99 USD and is now available for purchase on Blue Orange Games’ online store. Note that it must be played with the original Photosynthesis base game. Additional retailers include various independent toy stores across the U.S and Amazon.com.
Blue Orange Games features a catalog of more than 100 games and is known for releasing the original Photosynthesis alongside other beloved tabletop titles such as family board game Kingdomino and their first board game, Gobblet, released in 2000.
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