In Palm Trees, players try to hold together the fronds of a tree, hoping to have the best tree at the end of the game. The fronds are represented by cards that the players hold in their hands. But, each frond card has a special rule that must be followed in order to hold the card, such as “thumb and pinky only” or “can’t touch other cards.”
A team play variant is also included, in which one team member tries to hold the cards while their partner adds cards to their hand. The first team to complete their palm tree wins.
Palm Trees comes with 78 frond cards and 6 “tattoo sleeves,” patterned to look like tree trunks, for players to wear on their arm. The game was created by Andrew J. Smith, and is intended for 2 to 6 players, ages 10 and up. Playing time is about 20 minutes. MSRP is $19.99.
Palm Trees follows the cat-feeding game Kibble Scuffle releasing in April (see “Master Herding Cats at Mealtime”) and the dexterity-based Smash City, coming in March (see “Get Bowled Over by Kaiju Combat in ‘Smash City’”).