Bosk Game Preview | Board Games | Zatu Games UK | Seek Your Adventure

    Zed has hand-picked an exciting and varied selection of games in his subscription box. Expect to receive some of the best games as well as a few surprises!

    Subscribe Now »

    Looking for the latest new releases? Then this is the subscription for you, each month you’ll receive an amazing box full of just the newest & biggest games!

    Subscribe Now »

    Our two new Mystery Box offerings will help you pick up some of the latest top of the range games and exclusive goodies, but at a much lower price!

    Order Now »

    Menu

    Buy 3, get 3% off - use code BOARD3 · Buy 5, get 5% off - use code BOARD5

    Bosk Preview

    Bosk Board Game Preview

    Bosk is a beautiful, eye-catching game that might remind you of Photosynthesis. A bosk is a small wooded area. As such, the game of Bosk is filled with three-dimensional cardboard trees. Each group of trees is a different autumnal player colour and its shape represents a different tree species. You’ll also find matching wooden leaf tokens and squirrel meeples. This, perhaps, is the most endearing of critters, currently causing fierce online debate as to whether they are called Squeeples or Squirrples.

    The game is published by Floodgate Games, and is designed by Daryl Andrews and Erica Bouyouris. Bosk is an abstract game for 2-4 players, with a variety of area control mechanisms and puzzly point scoring on offer.

    Gameplay

    Bosk takes place over the course of four seasons. That's two action rounds and two scoring rounds. At the start of the game each player will be handed a box of components. Inside are eight trees (numbered 1-4 twice), a Squeeple, a bag full of wooden leaves and some larger cardboard leaves.

    A game of Bosk starts in Spring with the planting of trees. Players will take turns placing trees along the crossings of grid lines on the central board. Once all the trees have been placed, the Summer round begins, when trees will be scored. For each grid line, both vertical and horizontal, points will be given out to the player with the highest total value in trees in each line. Fewer points are given to the player with the second highest value.

    At the end of Summer, the player with the least points will get to choose the compass direction for the Autumn phase. A track marks the current wind direction and which number tree must have its leaves blown off. On a player's turn they choose one of their trees with the applicable number before choosing one of their large leaf tokens to flip over. This determines how many wooden leaves they can place this round. They may then place a wooden leaf in one of the squares adjacent to the tree in the relevant direction. A second leaf is then placed in any of the squares adjacent to the first leaf in the wind's direction, and so on until they run out of leaves. If you wish to place a leaf on top of an opponent’s leaf it costs more leaf tokens.

    After placing leaves, the tree chosen is removed and play continues until all trees are removed from the board. At this point Winter begins and each area on the board (marked by the colour scheme of the terrain) will reward points for the player with the most and second most leave in it, counting only visible leaves on the tops of stacks. At the end of Winter the player with the most points wins.

    Bosk - Coming Soon

    Floodgate Games have built a strong reputation with Sagrada. Now, with another visually striking game like Bosk, they're certainly setting themselves up for success. Bosk is eye-catching, as well as having gameplay that’s easy to understand and fun to master. The game has a competitive edge that is disguised by its charming looks and it’s definitely a game we’d recommend checking out.

    Excellent
    08000075444
    Bowthorpe Main Centre, Unit 15, Norwich NR5 9HA
    Zatu Games is rated 4.90 based on 11489
    Reviews

    Everything I wanted. Well packed and delivered quickly. Great service.

    Everything I wanted. Well packed and delivered quickly. Great service.

    Multiple orders from the site, consistently arrive quickly and undamaged

    Multiple orders from the site, consistently arrive quickly and undamaged

    Game was on back order and did arrive at the 2 month limit but would have appreciated an email keeping me informed of the progress of the order. Otherwise good service as it stated the timescale to expect

    Game was on back order and did arrive at the 2 month limit but would have appreciated an email keeping me informed of the progress of the order. Otherwise good service as it stated the timescale to expect

    Have had some issues with orders but to their credit the customer service has been excellent , responsive and resolved issues. Yesterday they resolved another issue at their own expense over a slightly ambiguous statement. Companies can claim they are great but it only counts if they act when stuff happens and don't hide behind a wall of excuses or smallprint but give their Customer Service the power to act reasonably. Thanks Zatu👏👏

    Have had some issues with orders but to their credit the customer service has been excellent , responsive and resolved issues. Yesterday they resolved another issue at their own expense over a slightly ambiguous statement. Companies can claim they are great but it only counts if they act when stuff happens and don't hide behind a wall of excuses or smallprint but give their Customer Service the power to act reasonably. Thanks Zatu👏👏

    Great service with great prices. Fast and efficient posting and a good rewards system.

    Great service with great prices. Fast and efficient posting and a good rewards system.

    Game delivered in perfect condition and arrived exactly on the date provided. What more could you ask?

    Game delivered in perfect condition and arrived exactly on the date provided. What more could you ask?

    Our first Zatu purchase . Played Colour Brain with friends recently, enjoyed it so much,purchased our own. Will look at Zatu again for other games.

    Our first Zatu purchase . Played Colour Brain with friends recently, enjoyed it so much,purchased our own. Will look at Zatu again for other games.

    Delivery arrived quickly and the price was very good too! Their selection of games is fantastic, even better and cheaper than Amazon!

    Delivery arrived quickly and the price was very good too! Their selection of games is fantastic, even better and cheaper than Amazon!

    Fantastic speedy service. Huge selection of games. Items were packed excellently with no issues. Definitely will be shopping for my board games at Zatu again!

    Fantastic speedy service. Huge selection of games. Items were packed excellently with no issues. Definitely will be shopping for my board games at Zatu again!

    Heel tevreden....Alles in orde..top

    Heel tevreden....Alles in orde..top

    Read All Reviews