Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser
MEADOW (Rebel/Asmodee Editions, 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 60-90 minutes; $54.99)
I am a big “outdoors” person. I love nature, particularly scenic mountain vistas. Every chance I get I hit the hiking trails, trekking deep into the wilderness to enjoy the quiet, serenity and beauty of nature. It gives me peace and happiness, and recharges my batteries. A bonus is when I spot an animal such as a deer, boar or bear, all of which are present in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of my main hiking venues. Hiking is, indeed, one of my passions. So, I am naturally attracted to board games that use a nature theme. While I appreciate animals used in a game — and there are hundreds of those — I really perk-up when a game uses both animals and nature. Meadow by designer Klemens Kalicki incorporates both.