How to Play Relaxing Tabletop Game “A GENTLE RAIN”

It’s hard to master the art of relaxation these days! But damn not only does this game look relaxing, even the video puts you into chill state. What a great concept “relax while gaming”.

Take a deep breath, and relax… Mondo Games is pleased to announce A Gentle Rain, a meditative solo or cooperative strategy game designed to instill calm and tranquility. A visually beautiful game, this little box of calm is simple to understand, yet hard to master.

First created as a holiday gift for friends and family, A Gentle Rain was designed by acclaimed game designer Kevin Wilson (Arkham Horror, TMNT: Shadows of the Past, Descent: Journeys in the Dark) to create a feeling of calm during the often stressful holiday season. The game was a hit, with many recipients still playing the game years later due to its simplicity, portability, and the soothing and compelling game ritual.

“I wanted to make a game that creates a feeling of Zen calm, of thought without thought, like when you assemble a jigsaw puzzle or play a game of solitaire,” says A Gentle Rain game designer Kevin Wilson. “The mind is occupied, but not busy. For a little while, you are transported elsewhere. And given the last year or so, I think that’s something we all desperately need now and then. A small pool of calm in a turbulent world.”

A contemplative solo or cooperative game, the goal of A Gentle Rain is to place game tiles in such a way that reveals eight types of blooming lilies before your tiles run out. Each new tile drawn is placed next to a tile already in play, making sure to match the colors of all the tile edges touching the newly played tile. With each complete square of four touching tiles, a blossom appears between them and a point is scored.

A Gentle Rain includes 28 tiles and 8 wooden tokens featuring art by Chris Bilheimer and is conveniently sized to travel anywhere. A Gentle Rain retails for $22 and is shipping now from and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning next month.

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