It’s a shocking sight, as the game board unfolds on the table. A beautiful area of rainforest has been cut down to make way for yet another palm oil plantation. The very center of the deforested area has been spared as it is host to trees producing smelly durian fruit. The exploiters of the future plantation simply could not stand the smell and left this small group of trees alone.
Contrary to the loggers, Borneo orangutans love durian fruit, but their access to the trees has now been cut off. Orangutans nearly solely travel through tree tops, swinging elegantly at impressive speeds. They hardly ever travel over the ground, so how do they now get to their favorite meal in the rainforest?
You can help them, by reintroducing trees, establishing a path via which the orangutans can swing to the durian trees. But the rainforest is diverse and home to many other animals as well, both friends and foes to orangutans. As you bring back the rainforest canopy, it might well be that you introduce blood pythons to the rainforest that can block the path of another player. Or you introduce additional durian trees that you place favorably to your orangutan group. And if you grab a orangutan tile, that will be most helpful in getting your group to move towards the center of the board, where the juicy (and smelly) durian fruit resides.
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