Tag Archives: Japan

Preview : Neko Boss – an new game by Yamamoto san

● Designer: Mitsuo Yamamoto● Publisher: Logy Games● Players: 2-4● Time: 20 minutes● Theme: Grow your cat stack & take control of Nyan Town● KS link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/logygames/neko-boss I recently had the chance to take a look at Yamamoto san’s new game ‘Neko boss’.  This game is a … Continue reading

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Spring Tokyo Game Market 2022 Anticipation Post

I wasn’t sure I would get it done this time around, as a vacation and some time at the Gathering of Friends butted up against the time I do my Game Market research, but, things worked out. Here we are. … Continue reading

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くみこ と かつひさ (Kumiko and Katsuhisa)

Designer: M. Aoki (A(四日市))Publisher: Yokkaichi Indoor Union (四日市インドア同盟)Players: 2Playing Time: 15-20 minutesTimes Played: 4 on a gratis copy from the designer Kumiko and Katsuhisa is a two-player trick-taking game where one player takes on the role of the Chairman of … Continue reading

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Cat in the Box

Designer: Muneyuki Yokouchi (横内宗幸)Publisher: Ayatsurare NingyoukanPlayers: 3-4Playing Time: 30-45 minutesTimes Played: 5 on a purchased copy Cat in the Box is a trick-taking game that continues the “tradition” of untangling suits and ranks from their natural connection. When we think … Continue reading

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Fall Tokyo Game Market 2021 Anticipation Post

It’s the time of year again.  Today I’ll give an overview of sorts for games that will be released in Japan in a matter of hours at the Fall Tokyo Game Market (TGM). I’ll talk about games I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Encyclopaedist (a review)

Designer: Sengoku Ichiro (千石 一郎)Publisher: 数寄ゲームズ (Suki Games)Players: 3Playing Time: 20-30 minutesTimes Played: 3 on purchased physical copies; a few more times with a Google Sheets mock-up I’m going to talk below about the many ways I love Encyclopaedist and … Continue reading

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