From multiplayer wargames like Shogun to euros like Samurai, the Japanese have provided us with plenty of source material for prime gaming fun. Here are a few of the Guru's favourites.
Play as the 7 Ronin (masterless ninjas) defending a village or the attacking force. Each side has special abilities to aid them in there quest, can you hold out in defence or take enough of the village to force a surrender?
In Hanamikoji, two players compete to earn the favors of the seven geisha masters by collecting the performance items with which they excel. With careful speculation and sometimes a few bold moves, you may earn the essential items by giving away the less critical ones. Can you outsmart your opponent and win the most favors of the geisha?
King of Tokyo 2016 Edition
On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists led by Regis Torres. In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version will have a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: Space Penguin and Cyber Kitty.
"Mottainai" means "Don't waste", or "Every little thing has a soul". In the game Mottainai, a successor in the Glory to Rome line, you use your cards for many purposes. Each player is a monk in a temple who performs tasks, collects materials, and sells or completes works for visitors. Every card can be each of these three things.
"Mottainai" means "Don't waste", or "Every little thing has a soul". In the game Mottainai, a successor in the Glory to Rome line, you use your cards for many purposes. Each player is a monk in a temple who performs tasks, collects materials, and sells or completes works for visitors. Every card can be each of these three things..
Samurai Sword : Rising Sun
Three teams compete to cast their influence over Japan, the Shogun and his trusted Samurai, the ninjas and the lone Ronin. Which will be the last standing or have the most honour?
A quick playing dice game where you are out to complete dishes before you opponent does, but the other players still are included and can end a round if each player throws a "Yuck" on the dice.
Tokaido : Matsuri
Matsuri is an expansion that will bring new cards and tokens to the game. With this expansion, the players will live the Japanese feasts and festivals. These cards will modify the way each section of the road will be played.
Tokaido Deluxe Edition
TOKAIDO is a game for 2 to 5 players, with unique atmosphere and aesthetics, in which the players are pilgrims on a journey along the legendary East Sea Road of Japan. Along the way, you will try to collect the most beautiful souvenirs, discover glorious vistas, enjoy enriching encounters, soak in soothing hot springs, sample sumptuous cuisine, and much more!
Warriors of Japan
Long considered one of the greatest games to ever be published in Japan, Warriors of Japan will feature much of the same system as we have seen in Warriors of God. The game covers the Nanboku-cho period of Japanese history and simulates one of the most dynamic and important periods in Japanese history.
In Yamatai, 2-4 players compete to build palaces, torii, and their own buildings in the land of Yamatai. The game includes ten numbered action tiles, each showing one or more colored ships and with most showing a special action. You shuffle these tiles, place them in a row, then reveal one more than the number of players.