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2012
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2 − 4
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Seasons
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Évszakok
Pory Roku
十二季節の魔法使い
四季物語
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The greatest sorcerers of the kingdom have gathered at the heart of the Argos forest, where the legendary tournament of the 12 seasons is taking place. At the end of the three year competition, the new archmage of the kingdom of Xidit will be chosen from among the competitors. Take your place, wizard! Equip your ancestral magical items, summon your most faithful familiars to your side and be ready to face the challenge!

Seasons is a tactical game of cards and dice which takes place in two phases:

The first phase "Prelude" consists of a card draft: the goal during this phase will be to establish own 9-card deck for the main part of the game and with it the strategy.

Once the Prelude is complete, each player must separate his 9 cards into 3 packs of 3 cards. He will begin the second phase of the game with his first pack of three cards, then gradually as the game progresses, he will receive the other two packets of three cards.

Next comes the Tournament: at the beginning of each round a player will roll the seasons dice (dice = number of players +1).

These cubes offer a variety of actions to the players:
- Increase your gauge (maximum number of cards you may have placed on the table and in play)
- Harvesting energy (water, earth, fire, air) to pay the cost of power cards
- Crystallizing the energy (during the current season) to collect crystals. Crystals serve both as a resource to pay for some cards, but also as victory points in the end.
- Draw new cards

Each player can choose only one die per turn. The die not chosen by anyone determines how many fields the "time track" would move forward.
In addition, all the dice are different depending on the season. For example, there are not the same energies to a particular season. Throughout the game, players will therefore have to adapt to these changes - also the "exchange rates" of energy to crystals vary during seasons - the energy not present on the dice in any given season is also the best paid during the season.

At the end of the game, the crystals are summed with victory points granted by the cards (minus some penalties, where applicable). The highest score wins.

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Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Crystal Track
  • 1 Year token & 1 Season token
  • 8 Library tokens
  • 4 Individual boards
  • 16 Sorcerer tokens
  • 20 Season dice
  • 40 Advanced Power cards
  • 60 Basic Power cards
  • 64 Energy tokens
  • Rules

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Standard (63.5 x 88 mm) for 100 cards

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English edition 2014-1
Publisher: Asmodee, Libellud
Artist: Xavier Gueniffey Durin
Year: 2014
Product Code: 2014-1/SEAS01US/CHP001
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Asmodee, Libellud
Artist: Xavier Gueniffey Durin
Year: 2013
Product Code: 2013-1/SEAS01/CHP001
Size: 11.25 x 11.25 x 3.00 inches
2.73 pounds
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Publisher: Gém Klub Kft.
Artist: Xavier Gueniffey Durin
Year: 2013
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Publisher: Libellud, Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
Artist: Xavier Gueniffey Durin, Stéphane Gantiez
Year: 2013
Size: 11.22 x 11.22 x 3.15 inches
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Year: 2013
Product Code: 2013-3/SEASON01EN/CHP001
Size: 11.02 x 11.02 x 2.95 inches
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1 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes, with the howto video.
English
2015-02-20
7 Seasons Reference Sheet
A Single Card Reference sheet for cards from the Base Set and both expansions. Cards are separated by Power and Enchantment cards, and in alphabetical order. All cards are indicated by their card number and Set icon for the expansions.
English
2014-07-02
8 Player Reference Card
Summarized rules on a standard 3.5" x 2.5" card for player reference during the game. Print and fold in half or print double-sided and cut.
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2014-01-07
9 Dummbot challenge
This is the corresponding english file for the solo variant "Dummbot challenge" I posted on the forum...
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2014-01-02
5 De tekst van Seasons kaarten in het Nederlands
EN: Text of Seasons Cards in Dutch. You can use this as a reference sheet. Or, when printed on sticking paper, the text boxes can be applied directly to the relevant card(sleeve)s. NL: De tekst van de kaarten van Seasons in het Nederlands. Je kunt dit gebruiken als referentie. Of, wanneer je de pagina uitprint op een stickervel, kun je de kaders uitknippen en op de desbetreffende kaart (of het hoesje van de kaart) plakken.
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2013-12-10
7 Seasons Dutch Rules
Dutch translation of the rules and all card explanations (i.e. the entire rulebook). Translated by me and posted with approval of the distributor/publisher.
English
2013-12-02
2 Le défi de Rhôbozhô
Fixed effect for card #17 (Amsug Longcoup)
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2013-11-18
3 Player Aid em Português - BR
Player Aid with translation of all cards and comments about the use of them. Player-aid com tradução de todas as cartas e comentários sobre sua utilização.
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2013-10-06
7 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
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2013-09-12
9 Frequently asked questions for the sorcerer that need help.
Frequently asked questions for the sorcerer that need help. Original french file version 4.2 is on http://www.Libellud.com/ressources v.1.1. Non-comprehensive FAQ for the basic game Seasons. Translated by UtterMarcus.
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2013-08-26
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