In Seasons of Rice, Corry Damey’s 18-card tribute to his Cambodian heritage, players are farmers puzzling together paddy cards to expand their family’s “landscape” of rice paddies and ensure the most bountiful of harvests.
Players will be drafting cards and placing them into their expanding landscape area to close off paddies in order to score the most points by the end of the game.
Do yourself a favor: if you haven’t played this, grab the game. It is an outstanding 2-player game with an interesting blend of drafting, terrain building, and leveraging unique player powers/scoring to build the best rice paddies. This one surprised my wife and I this year, becoming (and remaining) one of our most-played games in 2020. There’s a good amount of depth, variety, and interaction all wrapped up in a relatively short playtime. It might not dethrone Circle the Wagons as our favorite to play together from the Button Shy line, but it certainly comes close!