Spirits of the Rice Paddy
I liked the look of this when I saw it at Spiel '15, so I've picked up a few copies – though I have yet to play it myself. It's a game of competitive rice growing, would you believe, from the designer who gave us Kingdom of Solomon.
Players use animals, equipment and irrigation to build and farm their paddies. They also appeal to the spirits for their help. After seven rounds, the winner is the player who's produced earned the most from their rice crops, most effectively combining technology with spirituality.
For 2-4 players, aged 13+, playing time 90 minutes: £30.00 (£25.00 ex-VAT outside the EU)