Skip to content
Home » Card Games » Herbaceous (Solo Option)

Herbaceous (Solo Option)


Note: Solo rules are explained in the video and download file included below

In Herbaceous, herb collectors compete to grow and store the most valuable medley of herbs.

Everyone starts with four containers, each of which allows a different grouping action:

  • Group herbs of same type
  • Group different types
  • Group pairs
  • Group any three types (same or different)

On your turn, you draw a herb, then decide to either keep it in your personal collection or put in into the communal pile.

If kept, the next card goes to the communal pile; if placed in the communal pile, the next card goes in your personal collection.

At the start of your turn, you can decide to use a container.

If so, you assemble cards from personal and communal spaces, group them, then turn them all over.

You have then "collected" those and can’t use the container again.

At the end of the game, collectors determine the best collection as a combination of value from their collection, matching herbs, and herb sets.

Herbaceous – How to Play Solo

Player feedback

The forums at BoardGameGeek often have good discussions about gameplay.
We have selected some of the best links below. (Links will open in a new window or tab)


A selection of files from BoardGameGeek. Links will open in a new window or tab.

Herbaceous Single Player Rules.v4

Herbaceous 1.0 Solo play Rulebook

>> Click to download PDF <<

Herbaceous Rulebook v1.0

Herbaceous 1.0 Rulebook PDF

>> Click to download PDF <<