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Balinese legends describe a host of powerful spirits who help poor rice farmers achieve success. These farmers have long used a sophisticated irrigation system to organize rice cultivation, integrating religious devotion and social responsibility with traditional farming methods. Even modern farms seek to placate the spirit world in their quest to produce an abundant harvest. In Spirits of the Rice Paddy, players compete with their fellow rice farmers to construct and tend rice paddies. Livestock can be used to build walls and remove large rocks as well as eat pests and fertilize the fledgling crops. Laborers must keep the weeds at bay. And most importantly, water must be conserved and released with the greatest of care. With a little luck, all that back-breaking labor will pay off in the end. The good news is that the spirits are eager to assist, granting many special abilities, blessings and magic. The farmer who produces the most rice over seven rounds wins the game! Made in China.