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Expect outdoorsy Nature-themed board games this summer

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words by: Sahar Khraibani
Jun 22, 2021

Whether you want to play on the patio, living room, park or even on your tiny balcony, these nature-themed board games will get you ready for summer.


Most of us are looking forward to the resumption of in-person game nights now that vaccination rates are rising in the United States and pandemic restrictions are lifting. After a long time without big group activities, playing board games with a large group of friends may be a fantastic thing to do on a stormy summer night.


Here are some nature-themed board games that sound like they would do the trick.



“Photosynthesis is one of the best environmental board games referring to the life cycle of trees, for science and biology enthusiasts. This best-selling board game has an amazing table presence with an ever-changing forest. This 2 to 4 players nature inspired game can be enjoyed by parents playing with their children as well as adults, also plays very well as a 2 players abstract board game. Best recommended for ages 8 & Up. Photosynthesis uses an Action Points Allowance System mechanism. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn light points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays.”

Buy it from Amazon for $39


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Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (1 to 6 with the ‘Riverfolk’ expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness. The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths.”

Buy it from Amazon for $38.45


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“From the creators of Campy Creatures, Caper, Space Park, and Control comes PARKS, a celebration of the US National Parks created in partnership with the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series. If you love the National Parks, you will love this board game. In PARKS, players will take on the role of two hikers as they trek different trails across four seasons. While on the trail, these hikers will take actions and collect memories of the places your hikers visit. These memories are represented by various resource tokens like mountains, forests, and wildlife. Collecting these memories in sets will allow players to trade them in to visit a National Park at the end of each hike.”

Buy it from Keymaster Games for $49


Photo via Keymaster Games


And while you’re at it, why not try to grow your own food this summer?