5-8 players, ages 14+, 45-60+ minutes
In this hidden role game taking place in feudal Japan, players decide the fate of a pair of star-crossed fugitive lovers, Chiyo and Fusanobu, at the climax of their epic love story. There are four teams: Loyal Allies, who seek to capture Chiyo and Fusanobu and send them to be executed for their crimes. Usurpers, who seek to lure Fusanobu and the Daimyo into a trap and seize power for themselves. Betrayers, who seek to betray the Daimyo and present Chiyo and Fusanobu to the Shogun instead. Finally, there is the lone Motonaka, the fugitives’ son, who seeks to protect his parents, hiding them until the Shogun arrives.
While Chiyo and Fusanobu hide among the patrons of local establishments, players will attempt to gather information and seek them out in order to successfully complete their objectives and win the game. They gain information by moving patrons between establishments and asking Motonaka questions. Motonaka must answer all questions truthfully, except for once per game, when he may lie. The game ends when a player has met all of the conditions necessary for them to win the game.
Will the lovers meet a tragic end, or will they escape their pursuers and find freedom at last? The fate of this story is in your hands.
- Shogun Board
- 8 Establishment Boards
- 90+ cards