Welcome to the Wizard's Garden. In this part of the garden is the Alesalitis plant, a rare and strange little plant that has a tendency to change
the color of its flowers every time another Alesalitis is planted next to it. From this plant you can harvest two types of
special flowers that a wizard needs, Dovetail and Ravenclaw.
A simple two player
abstract strategy game that is played on a 4x4 board. The
round game pieces (called seeds) are one color on one side and
a different color on the other side. Players draw the seeds
from a common pile and place them on the board. Since neither
player claims a color and all the seeds are shared, you place
the seed with the color you want it to be on the board. Make a line of 4 in
row, in all the same color, and you score a point. Simple,
right! There's a few more rules, but the game is
very easy and quick to learn.
Wizard's Garden - The Alesalitis Plant was a finalist in the 2004 About.com
& Abstract Games Magazine's Shared Pieces Game Design Competition.
Wizard's Garden is currently being
published by XV games
as one of their Bagstracts (abstracts games in a small
portable bag). You can
play Wizard's Garden on line at Super
Duper Games where there is also a AI version if you
want to take on a computer. I frequently lose to it.