Kamisado Original

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Kamisado Original – the European Version

Be the first to place a dragon tower in your opponent’s ‘home row’! It seems easy, until you discover Kamisado’s unexpected tactical depth. The rules are simple. Move a tower any number of spaces in a straight line, forwards or diagonally forwards. But the colour of the square you land on determines which tower your opponent moves next. The gameplay is identical to that for Kamisado Classic, but the artwork and the ‘look and feel’ of the game components are very different. As the game unfolds, your towers will be promoted to ‘Sumos’, and will have the ability to push your opponent’s pieces backwards, earning you extra turns. The situations continue to become more complex and challenging, until one player accumulates the required winning total.

Spiel des Jahres Recommendation List

In 2010, Kamisado was included in the Recommendation List (Empfehlungsliste) for Spiel des Jahres. Spiel des Jahres was created in 1978 with the stated purpose of rewarding excellence in game design, and promoting top-quality games in the German market (Wikipedia).

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Other Awards Since 2010

  • 2010 : Winner, II Mensa  HungarIQa Boardgame Competition
  • 2010 : German Learning Game Award Nominee
  • 2010 : Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year, Germany) Recommendation List (Empfehlungsliste)

The Mind Sports Olympiad

Kamisado has been an official World Championship event at the Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) since 2011 – the Mind Sports Olympiad is an international event with over 60 different board game competitions ranging from classics like Chess, Scrabble and Go to newer games, including Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Dominion, Magic the Gathering and Carcassonne.

Number of Players, Age Group, Game Duration (Etc.)

‘Kamisado Original is a game for 2 players aged 10+ and lasts about 20 mins.

Details - Kamisado

Rules are provided in English, German, French, Hungarian and Turkish. The board and pieces are language-independent.

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