Rating: 7 Good
Popularity:11
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2016
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age:10+

Official Site: Kanagawa game page


Created by: Bruno Cathala, Charles Chevallier, Jade Mosch

Published by: Albi, Devir, GoKids 玩樂小子

Alternate Names: Канагава, 神奈川學苑

Description:

1840: In Kanagawa, the great bay of Tokyo, the Master Hokusai decided to open a painting school to share his art with his disciples.

You are one of these disciples, and more than anything, you want to prove yourself worthy of the "crazy, old artist".

Follow his teachings to expand your studio and paint your preferred subjects (Trees, Animals, Characters, Buildings), all while paying attention to the changing of the seasons in order to make the most harmonious print… the one that will become the work of your lifetime!

Prices:
Retail Price:$28
Ebay:$28
Awards:
Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee 2016

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Components

  • 1 School board
  • 4 Starting tiles
  • 72 Lesson cards
  • 1 Grand Master pawn
  • 1 Assistant pawn
  • 19 Diploma tiles
  • 15 Brush pawns
  • 3 Storm tokens
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Improve your Studio and assign your Brushes to the Landscapes that inspire you to make the most beautiful Print. Focus on flora, fauna, portraits, architecture, or even seasons to gain your Diplomas.

Try to obtain the greatest number of Harmony symbols to prove yourself worthy of the Grand Master Hokusai and win the game.

Game Elements

Read here all detailed information about the game elements. …



School Board

This board represents the place where Hokusai provides his courses. It shows you how to play the Lesson cards (face-down or face-up) depending on the number of players and the progression of the round.

Lesson Cards

These cards depict the lessons taught by Hokusai and are made up of two parts that each have a different use: the Studio and the Print.

Studio

You can use the left side of the card to improve the abilities of your Studio. These improvements come in three types: …



Yokai is an expansion for Kanagawa and requires the base game to be played.

Paint Kites, Lanterns, and Umbrellas in your Prints to earn new Diplomas. Beware of the malicious Yokai, who will try to steal your Harmony points at the end of the game.

Components

  • 3 Yokai
  • 54 Lesson Cards
  • 11 Diploma Tiles
  • Rulebook

Game Elements

Yokai

The Yokai tokens represent these cunning spirits. They can allow you to earn a Diploma during the game, but they will make you lose points at the end of the game if you don't get rid of them in time! …




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