Posted by James (admin) on 21st October 2013
Leelawadee is a very cute looking game of butterflies and flowers; however, whilst it’s a simple game I think there is some interesting gameplay decisions within. Players take turns taking flowers from the random selection available for that round and placing them on their garden. Players pick 1 flower going clockwise and then pick another going in reverse order.
If a player’s garden has a particular mix of flowers, they attract the relevant butterfly; for example, single colour butterflies are attracted to any garden which as the most (or equal-most) contiguous group of flowers that match their colour. There are two-colour butterflies that are like single-colour but are attracted to groups of flowers comprised of both of their colour. The five-colour butterfly goes to the connected area of flowers that have the most variety of colours.
At the end of a round, players score points for any butterflies they have at their garden (though they get fewer if the butterfly was there the round before). Players lose quite a lot of points for every colour that is not present in their garden at the end of the game. Read the rest of this entry »