Eco-conscious game publisher Blue Orange will release a board game about forest growth called Photosynthesis, which will premier at Gen Con before trade release in September.

In Photosynthesis, players guide the growth and development of a forest, trying to ensure that their species of tree grows in the best locations to soak up the rays of the sun, which in turn produces victory points, mimicking the process by which plants transform sunlight into food.  Trees are managed throughout their full life cycle, beginning as seeds and growing to full bloom before being reborn again.

The game comes with 1 main game board, 4 player boards, 56 stand-up cardboard trees of various sizes and species, and 53 tokens.  Photosynthesis is intended for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.  MSRP is $40.00.

Blue Orange’s King Domino was honored earlier this year with a nomination for Germany’s coveted Spiel des Jahres award (see “2017 ‘Spiel des Jahres’ Nominations”).