In the game, the players build up a landscape with six-sided tiles (forest, rich meadows, lean meadows, farmland, lake, village and quarry). The players look for rare plants and animals at the corners of these tiles. There are four face-up animal or plant tiles which indicate which landscape types they must touch in order to be found there. Plants and animals, once found, are worth points.
The players travel as gnomes via dragonfly, badger, bird and grasshopper. The landscape determines which tiles can be crossed with which type of transportation. Players can only use the same type of transportation again after they have used all four at least once.