Gen Con Gem: Reef

Gen Con Gem: Reef

August 10, 2018 Off By Dan
Sometimes in the glitz and the glamour, it’s easy to miss out on a game or two. This week we’ll be looking at some of the Gen Con Gems that you should definitely keep on your radar.

Reef is a game about making the most beautiful coral reef. A light and lovely game, it plays in about 30 minutes and it’s suitable for kids 8 and up. From the game’s description:

Observe the growth of nature’s most beautiful and exotic natural structure: the coral reef.
Found primarily in the Indo-Pacific region, it has taken reefs thousands of years to grow.
Over that time, they have mesmerized marine life and created amazing aquatic ecosystems.
Prepare yourselves to do the same… and open your eyes to the beauty of the oceans.

In Reef you have a player board that you’ll place and stack coral markers on to. You’ll play cards to grow your reef, and you’ll score points based on the patterns that appear in a top-down view in your coral garden playing board. The rules are available as a free downloadable PDF in English here.

Link: Reef