In ancient times, "Herbalism" was a very important medical study. China is especially famous for utilizing ancient herbs to cure diseases, and its history can date back to thousands of years. According to the legends, Shennong, or the "God Farmer," was an expert in Chinese botany and also the founder of Chinese Herbalism. In 2700 BC, Shennong completed Shennong Ben Cao Jing, or "The Classic of Herbal Medicine," which is a collection of around 365 detailed descriptions of different herbs and their usage, laying the foundation for modern Chinese medicines.
In Herbalism, players take on the role of a group of novice farming pharmacists, hoping to find the cure to the pandemic that is currently plaguing the country.
Players must exchange information with one another in order to gain more insight into the ingredients of the cure; Games will take several rounds, and players will earn victory points between rounds. However, only one can earn the honorary title of the "God Farmer," so be careful not to share all of your knowledge too easily. The first one who gains a predetermined amounts of points (usually six) wins.
古代歷史中，「本草學」是非常重要的醫藥文獻。中國以其傳統草藥而聞名，其歷史可追溯到數千年之前。中國的古老傳說中，「神農氏」是中國草藥醫學的先驅、也是草藥學的始祖。大約在公元前2700 年，神農氏完成了《神農本草經》，並在其中描述了約365 種草藥配方，成為後世的經典。
*NOTE* This is an English, Chinese bilingual edition. 這是中，英二語版。(Chinese)