Before winter makes its appearance, a particularly warm fall bathes the forest in a golden shimmer. During the Indian Summer, New England blossoms one last time. Treetops are ablaze with countless colors ? a living rainbow, from green to orange to red. On their walks through the woods, the players discover all kinds of little treasures; they collect berries, nuts, mushrooms and feathers, or they pause for a moment to watch the shy inhabitants of the forest. At the heart of the game are puzzle tiles with holes that are placed on individual forest boards to cover up treasures, which can be collected over the course of the game. When players get their hands on these, they gain more options and an edge over their opponents. But all that counts in the end is to be the first to cover the forest floor completely with leaves.
Indian Summer is the second part of Uwe Rosenberg's puzzle trilogy following 2016's Cottage Garden, and is firmly geared towards more experienced players. The beautiful components perfectly catch the peaceful atmosphere of the forest and the new mechanics make for a fresh experience with more strategic possibilities.