Nature in the spotlight

Ahhhhh spring: the snow slowly giving way to the grass, the buds appearing, the birds returning from their long journey. In short, the world that comes back to life!

I don't know about you, but thinking about the times has made us want to make a small list of the best games that honor nature.


So here are 5 nature-focused games that will give you a smooth winter/spring transition.

Fairy Trails / Paperplane Games

1 to 2 players / 8+ / 20minutes

Life isn’t easy in the enchanted forest.

Elves and gnomes each have their own network of hidden paths. They don’t want to be disturbed, and will only move into their houses once they’re protected from outsiders.

Will you find your way or be lost in the forest?

In Fairy Trails, players play cards that expand the road network. Once a road is completed, that player may place a stone on each of his houses that are bordering that road. The player who places all their houses first is the winner.

Gaïa / Tiki Editions

2 to 5 players / 8+ / 40 minutes

It is the beginning of time and nothing exists.

Endowed with powers beyond imagination, you start creating and populating the universe...

Will you be the one to make the land prosper and become the grand creator of Gaia?

Easy to learn, Gaïa is fast paced game which involves tile placement, area control and influence with a twist of power cards.

Alubari / Studio H

2 to 5 players / 14+ / 60 minutes

Do you like tea? Alubari is just the game for you !

As the owner of a tea exploitation in Darjeeling, India, in a gorgeous land in the moutain side, you’ll have to become the most prosperous manager of the counrty while contributing to expand the railway, necessary to make your farm prosper.

You’ll have to place carefully your workers, and sometimes use your own harvest to produce some Chaï and quench them and make them even more efficient!

And when the railway is complete, the player who will have both most contributed to this achievement, to build the town and to the excellency of his plantings will be crowned!

Arbra Kadabra / MJ Games

2 to 4 players / 7+ / 20 minutes

You are in the enchanted forest and you must leave before dark.

The magic tree stands in the middle of the forest. It is a multi-colored tree that you may grow or shrink and you must overcome its challenge to escape. You will have to insert all your wooden pieces in the tree trunk and capture a precise number of your opponents’ trunk pieces.

Be smart and skilled and you will succeed.

Otherwise, you will turn into a mushroom and spend one thousand years near the tree with all the ones who missed before you!

Hagakure / Studio H

3 to 5 players / 10+ / 20 minutes

The game Hagakure is a fast and elegant trick-taking. Its sharp rules like a katana blade give you breathless games where every decision counts.

The cards of the game, magnificently illustrated, give life to the powerful samurai and the malicious villagers of feudal Japan.