Assemble your own gangs of vegetables to take down the ruthless Cartel. But beware of your opponents, as you’re not the only one who’s keen on winning this Turf War!
2-5 players, ages 8+
Playing time: 20 minutes
Designers: Matt Ludlow, Roberto Rotaru & Courtney Wood
Artwork: Roberto Rotaru
Publisher: Bubblegum Stuff
Plant-Based Riot is now live on Kickstarter:
Before starting the game, you separate the Cartels from the other cards, and place 3-5 Cartel cards face down on the table, depending on difficulty you desire. Each player secretly takes a peek at one of those Cartel cards, and is dealt 5 cards to start the game with, after which you place the draw pile in the middle of the table.
The rules of Plant-Based Riot are very straightforward: You start your turn by drawing 2 cards, after which you perform up to 3 actions. These actions are:
– Play or move a gang card into your turf, grouping cards of the same type. Only gangs consisting of 3 cards will be strong enough to destroy the Cartel!
– Place a security card onto a gang to protect them.
– Play an action card for a powerful action or to thwart the plans of your opponents.
You may also start a turf war, and when 2 full gangs match with the facedown Cartel cards, you immediately win the game!
Plant-Based Riot is an accessible card game, combining set collection with a neat mix of take that, deduction but also some bluffing. I really dig the artwork, it’s hilarious fun with so many puns that I still keep discovering new ones each time we play!
The game only consists of a deck of 98 cards, so it’s perfect to take with you when traveling or to take with you on a family visit. The easy rules allow you to play this with anyone, but there’s also a Rival Gangs variant if you’re looking for a harder game!
This game is a lot of fun and I easily see this becoming one of our favourite fillers, as everyone I introduced to it absolutely had a blast playing!
Head over to Kickstarter to check out the campaign!