Each tile is made up of a combination of four colours, and tiles must have matching adjacent colours to be placed. If a Leader draws a red numbered card, players must also select a tree to place. Trees appear in three colours and must be placed on a matching landscape.
In Legendary Forests, scoring occurs based on the formation of circles through tile placement. The edge of each tile has a crescent shape that, when put together with another tile, form complete circles (called 'cookies' in 8Bit MockUp). After all twenty tiles have been placed by each player, scoring is completed based on the positioning of the trees in relation to completed circles, and the player with the most points wins!