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Petrichor (Solo Option)


Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek (πέτρα) petra, meaning "stone", and (ἰχώρ) īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.

Welcome to the lush world of Petrichor; you are a cloud. Your entire purpose in life is to expand, sire other clouds and water crops. Unfortunately, your mates (who are also clouds) have a similar plan. It’s up to you to manipulate the weather and assimilate these rogue clouds to contribute to the growth of as many crops as possible – all in order to claim the title of Most Valuable Cloud.

Petrichor is a highly interactive board game, playable by 1-4 people (up to 5 with the expansion, see below). It’s an action selection/area influence game, with 4 simple actions which interact with the various fields in ever surprising ways. The players move clouds with water droplets, and then rain those droplets onto specific fields, to make sure they have the right amount of water for the Harvest. During a Harvest, crops that have been watered enough are scored! Players are able to influence when, and how often the harvest happens. Players need to strike a fine balance between maintaining control of the different fields as well as influencing Harvest, to make sure the two come together at the optimal time.

Solo mode by Dávid Turczi

Petrichor Review – with Tom Vasel

Petrichor – Solo Playthrough


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

All rules for solo play with all expansions

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Petrichor Solo Automa Variant v1

This variant combines both the regular Petrichor rules and the official solo rules.

As a result, you can play with most of the expansions and you can play with multiple automa opponents.

While the automas are competitive, they are not as competitively fine-tuned as the official solo rules.

Only use these rules if you want the experience of playing with “real but not very smart people” or if you want to learn how to play the game using the multiplayer rules.

This variant has been tested with a “three player” (two automa) setup. More automas will work but they could be easier to beat.

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Petrichor Rulebook

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Petrichor Action and Weather Help cards English, German, French, Polish

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