Discard any number of cards. +1 Card per card discarded.
Gain a Silver card; put it on top of your deck. Each other player reveals a Victory card from his hand and puts it on his deck (or reveals a hand with no Victory cards).
Each other player discards down to 3 cards in his hand.
Each player draws a card.
Gain a card costing up to 4 Treasure.
Worth 1 Victory point for every 10 cards in your deck (rounded down).
Choose an Action card in your hand. Play it twice.
This set was carefully picked to create a repeatable game using Gardens with only the base set. There are multiple strategies: workshop, +buys(woodcutter/festival/councilroom), helpers (village/cellar/throne room), and counter-strategies (militia,bureaucrat) all which work inside the gardens strategy. Compared to other base-only Gardens games you will see more variation with this setup, without slowing the fast pace of Gardens.
I have played it repeatedly with many different players and have yet to hear of any better base-game setup for Gardens.
Saved! I will try it.
I like the look of this. As a newer Dominion player, I hated how long the base-game suggested 'Size Distortion' deck with Gardens took, so I'll definitely be trying this.