Follow the basic Setup instructions. During setup, in step
3 instead of placing 1 Songbird card at the center, place 9 cards in 2 diagonal lines in the forest.
During setup, in step
4, instead of dealing out all of the Songbird cards, only deal 1 to yourself. Leave the rest in a stack as the draw deck.
The game is played over a series of turns. In each turn, the first draw 1 card from the draw deck. Then, take 1 action from the following:
Play 1 card from your hand and place it in a space in the forest using standard placement rules.
If a favored songbird has not been picked, play 1 card from your hand and place it face-up in front of you. This is your favored songbird. This action can only be performed once per game.
End of the Game
The game ends when all spaces are filled in the forest.
Award Berry tokens as normal and calculates your victory points with your favored songbird card and color. To get your final score, take your victory points and subtract the total victory points of the other 3 songbird colors.
Example: Red gets 44 points, Blue gets 1 7, Green gets 23, and White gets 7. Your favored songbird is Red 5. Your score is 2 (5+44-17-23-7).
If you finish the game without choosing a favored songbird, your score is 0.
- 0 victory points or below = Rookie
- 1-19 victory points: Amateur
- 20-39 victory points: Student
- 40-54 victory points: Professional
- 55+ victory points: Superstar
The Co-Op Variant is played the same as the Solo Variant with small differences.
Deal each player 1 card. The starting player is the player who has most recently eaten an egg dish.
Game play begins with the starting player and proceeds clockwise. Each player performs the same type of turn as in the Solo Variant.
Only 1 player may choose the favored song- bird for the game.
End of the Game
The End of Game and Scoring are the same as those in the Solo Variant.