Best Base-set Gardens Game

Cellar
: 2

Discard any number of cards. +1 Card per card discarded.

Action
Woodcutter
: 3
Action
Bureaucrat
: 4

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).

Action
Attack
Militia
: 4

Each other player discards down to 3 cards in his hand.

Action
Attack
Council Room
: 5

Each player draws a card.

Action
Village
: 3
Action
Workshop
: 3

Gain a card costing up to 4 Treasure.

Action
Gardens
: 4

Worth 1 Victory point for every 10 cards in your deck (rounded down).

Victory
Throne Room
: 4

Choose an Action card in your hand. Play it twice.

Action
Festival
: 5
Action
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Average: 7.3 (4 votes)

Comments

This set was carefully picked

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.

Enjoy.
-Jeremy