Samurai is Making a Comeback!


jessm Jess: Ohaiyo gozahiimas everybody!

There’s exciting news on the feudal Japan board game front! Fantasy Flight is reprinting Reiner Knizia’s Samurai. The area control game for 2-4 players has everyone competing as daimyo to control Japan through lesser lords, peasants, religious leaders, and of course, Samurai.

Samurai is part of the Knizia tile-laying trilogy that includes  Tigris & Euphrates and Through the Desert. In the game you will try to control the most helmet, rice paddy, and Buddha tokens. Once all the symbols of one type have been removed from the board or four tokens have been removed from play in the case of ties, the game ends and players tally their tokens. The one with the most wins!

jessm Jess: I am a total sucker for Japanese based games and I just finished reading James Clavell’s Shogun, so I’ve got my strategy set. I just have to kidnap some Dutch pirates…

andysm Andrew: There are no pirates in the…sigh…never mind.

The new reprint comes with sculpted game pieces, new leader tokens, and updated art. Fantasy Flight says the game will be released in the fourth quarter of 2015 and CoolStuff Inc. is already accepting pre-orders at $34.49 (31% off).

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