Evergreen: The Board Game 4+

The tree-growing strategy game

Horrible Guild

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Evergreen is a tree-growing abstract strategy game where your goal is to build a lush ecosystem, planting seeds, growing trees, and placing other natural elements on your planet, trying to make it the greenest and most fertile of all. Play solo or compete against other players in multiplayer matches.


1. Pick a Biome card from a common pool to determine the area of your Planet you’re going to develop each round.

2. Grow your Trees, plant Bushes, and place Lakes to create a huge Forest, and use the power of Nature to gain extra Actions!

3. Concentrate your Trees in the most Fertile areas and let them collect Light without overshadowing each other to score points!

Each round you will choose a Biome card that allow you to develop on a specific biome of the board and activate its Power to grow even more trees. But even the cards you do NOT choose are just as important, since the least chosen biomes become more Fertile, and thus more valuable!

Try to keep your Trees close to each other to score points for your biggest Forest… but you also want them to collect as much Light as possible without shading each other, so be mindful of the position of the sun!


The Pines and Cacti expansions add new plants that that interact with light and shadow in interesting ways: discover new forest-planning strategies to get the most points out of them!

Each modular expansion introduces a new Power. There must always be 6 Powers in the game, so if you want to play with a new Power, another must be removed. But you can play with more than 1 Expansion module at a time if you so desire.


Play solo against AI bots, or compete in local (pass and play) or online multiplayer to challenge players from all over the world! The online leaderboard is completely cross-platform!*


- The wonderful art of the board game by Wenyi Geng
- Network planning gameplay: try to make the best use of the actions each round to create the most rich environment
- Cross-platform multiplayer challenges with your friends and players all over the world!*
- Over 20 Achievements

Evergreen is the official adaptation of the critically acclaimed board game created by award-winning designer Hjalmar Hach and illustrated by artist Wenyi Geng.

*Horrible Guild account is required to access online functionality.

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Fixed an issue with counting points during the "collect light" phase
- Fixed an issue with private lobbies being visible to the public
- Players without an ELO rating will no longer see an ELO box on their profile
- Added a rulebook button to the in-game menu
- Addressed a bug that kept friends from a previously logged-out account on the list after switching accounts

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Editors’ Notes

Throw shade on your opponents by growing taller trees than them in this gorgeous mobile reimagining of the popular strategy board game.

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Beautiful! Needs battery optimization maybe

This game is gorgeous, and I’d describe it as relaxing strategy. It makes you think, but it’s not overwhelming. You play against AI in that they have their own board, but working your own board is what matters. So I just chase my own high score, regardless of win/lose.

Everything flows nicely, and you can play a game against AI (which is very smart even on easy) in 10 minutes.

The tutorial is good, but you must read the rules so you can comprehend better what the different icons mean, as there is no text explanation when you’re playing. But once you do the tutorial, read the rules, and play a game, it will click.

This is one of the best tile placement game apps I’ve played. Very well done. And I appreciate the fair monetizing with no ads. I applaud developers who do this right. Thank you!

I love the light, peaceful aesthetic. One thing to take note of for people with sight issues, the text, icons, etc., are very small on a phone. Once you learn the iconography though that’s not so much an issue. It’s totally playable on a phone. I’m sure it’s better on an iPad though.

My only suggestion is for better battery optimization. I turned off all the effects in settings (which is sad because they are so fantastic), and that helps, but it could still use some battery optimization. It’s not the worst, but it does drain a bit more than my other games and can make the phone a tad warm. But not so much as to be dangerous. I do hope you can adjust that though.

Other than that, I highly recommend this game. It’s really, really good. I had never played the physical game, I just heard of the app now. I’m glad to have found it. Especially for such a great price. Thank you developers!

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