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Kamisado is a game of pure skill and strategy!
There are no dice, cards or any other chance element. It’s just you against your opponent!
The aim in each round is to be the first to get an octagonal ‘dragon tower’ to the opposite side of the board. On each turn you can move a tower any number of spaces, but the twist is that you can only move a tower if its colour matches the colour of the square that your opponent last moved to.
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.
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.
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).
In 2021, we have been working on three new versions of Kamisado. The first, a Hebrew version for Hakubia Games in Israel, has already been manufactured and delivered. A large multi-language version (featuring seven European languages) is on the verge of going into print for Huch&Friends (Hutter Trade) in Germany. Additionally, we are about to sign an agreement concerning an exciting new version for South Korea. This version uses special symbols that are very meaningful to Korean people, instead of the original Kanji symbols that are used in all other versions. We are particularly excited about this new version. It has taught us a lot about Korean culture, mainly through the new symbols, suggested to us by “Monday to Sunday Games” in Seoul.