Expansion Collection includes the following packed in a wallet:
- Orange Flowers (more flowers)
- Greenery (negative points)
- Ribbons (shared goals)
Muted colors are all well and good, but if you want to stand out you’ll need to add a little orange to your arrangement. Everyone knows that a well-placed Butterfly Weed can set you apart from the crowd. Of course, sometimes the most important part of being a trendsetter is knowing when to buck the trend. Should orange blooms become popular, you’ll need to know when to quit.
If you’re comfortable with the harmonious blend of pinks and purples in the base game of Tussie Mussie, the Orange Flowers expansion is the perfect way to add a pop of color to an old favorite. Orange flowers push the player interaction with their diverse scoring: depending on which you find first, you may want to gather them all for yourself or spread them around the table. There’s also the Nasturtium, a potentially powerful (though situational) card that lets the player reorder their arrangement before scoring. Don’t let another player find out why its meaning is “victory shall be ours”!
A good flower arrangement is as much about the framing as it is the flowers. Long-stemmed roses are always in vogue, and the gentle addition of a leafy fern can enhance the beauty of the blooms. Be sparing with your greenery, however: this is still a flower arrangement, after all.
The Greenery expansion introduces 5 cards that work in an all-new way. Greenery cards are great for adding a few extra points to your arrangement...as long as you don’t go overboard. One will do just fine; any more than that and you’ll lose points. Every face-down offer could be the Greenery that tips the balance, adding a delightful layer to the already rich decision-making of Tussie Mussie.
What good is the gift of flowers without a bow to tie them all together? If you really want to catch the eye of your beloved, don’t neglect the ribbon. A proper ribbon accentuates the arrangement rather than merely being an add-on. The extra effort is sure to pay off handsomely.
If you thought Greenery added something new, get ready for Ribbons! This expansion adds 8 Ribbon cards featuring extra goals that players can score in addition to their arrangement. These goals are visible throughout the game and each game will have 1, 2, or 3 of these cards based on player count. Ribbons don’t add to or replace cards from the deck, so they can easily be played alongside the other expansions for maximum enjoyment.