Yamatai

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3/28/2019

Based on a 3-player game: A very interesting game, effectively forcing you to help the other players before you can help yourself. Love the way the fleet tiles work, combining what you can do this turn with player order next turn "if I take this now, I can go first with this more powerful tile next time..." Curious to see how it works with 4 players. Knew I'd buy it for the art, but enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

3/16/2019

Really enjoyable and much more difficult than we expected. There unfortunately isn’t much strategizing—it’s purely tactical because you can’t plan too far ahead because you’re opponent will probably mess it up. The production quality & illustrations are amazing! The insert isn’t as nice as Quadropolis but works okay.

2/14/2019

Really enjoyable and much more difficult than we expected. There unfortunately isn’t much strategizing—it’s purely tactical because you can’t plan too far ahead because you’re opponent will probably mess it up. The production quality & illustrations are amazing! The insert isn’t as nice as Quadropolis but works okay.

2/14/2019

With English rules printed in color.

1/11/2019

The visual production of Yamataï is engrossing. The vibrant culture tokens, stout wooden buildings, and beautifully drawn specialists establish an immersive world that has prominent table presence. Sadly the rest of the game lacks this same luster. The board state is highly transient and turns are lengthy, both of which contribute to severe downtime issues. The selection of ship tiles and its effects on turn order are notable, but the lack of thoughtful strategy fail to attract players back for more.

1/11/2019