Canopy is a game in which two players compete to grow the most bountiful rainforest. The jungle ecosystem is full of symbiosis and mutualism, and players must grow tall trees and lush jungle plants to attract the most diverse wildlife. By carefully selecting what grows in your forest, you can create the ideal balance of flora and fauna and develop a thriving rainforest.
In the game, players take turns selecting new cards for their forest from three growth piles. Each time you look at a pile, you may select it and add those cards to your rainforest tableau, or return the pile face down, adding one additional card to it. As the piles grow, you must search for the plants and animals that will benefit your forest the most ? but choose carefully as the jungle also contains dangers in the form or fire, disease, and drought.
In Leaf, players embody the spirit of the wind and guide leaves to the forest floor to prepare the woods for winter! On your turn, choose a leaf tile to play and decide which leaves to connect to. Each leaf you touch will grant actions to help you create a thriving forest. Attract woodland animals, grow colorful mushrooms, lead helpful squirrels up the great tree, and gain leaf cards and sun tokens by strategically placing leaves. The player who contributes the most to the health of the forest wins!
As summer turns to autumn, the large animals start to forage in earnest as they prepare for a long winter ahead. Each change of season brings new challenges and rewards, and all the animals of the forest have something to contribute. The Season of the Bear expansion offers three advanced play modes that can be added to the game Leaf. Animal Allies give each player a unique ability they can use throughout the game. Season Events add extra scoring conditions to each Frost. The Greater Animals affect the whole forest, giving each player an effect they can use once per game.