A great strategy game for 2 - 4 players. The more players who play, the larger the game board is. Each player has to play tiles to try and win the allegiance of the three factions, the monks, knights and farmers. Players place tiles to surround the factions and win their favour. When the figures, are surrounded the player with the highest points around them win their favour and remove them from the board. This is a really good thinking game. Play your tiles right!
Part of the Knizia tile-laying trilogy, Samurai is set in medieval Japan. Players compete to gain the favor of three factions: samurai, peasants, and priests, which are represented by helmet, rice paddy, and Buddha figures scattered about the board, which features the islands of Japan. The competition is waged through the use of hexagonal tiles, each of which help curry favor of one of the three factions — or all three at once! Players can make lightning-quick strikes with horseback ronin and ships or approach their conquests more methodically. As each figure (helmets, rice paddies, and Buddhas) is surrounded, it is awarded to the player who has gained the most favor with the corresponding group.
We recommend: 2 - 4 players
It can last: 30 minutes.
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