Rating: 6.2 Fair
Popularity:5
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2012
Players: 3-7 players
Playing time: 20-40 minutes
Age:8+

Created by: Emiliano Sciarra, Werther Dell'Edera

Published by: dV Giochi, ABACUSSPIELE, Albi

Alternate Names: Katana, Samurajský meč, Бэнг! Меч Самурая, 斬‐サムライソード

Description:

Samurai Sword is a game based on the proven Bang! mechanisms and set in feudal Japan.

In this game, the familiar features of Bang! are enhanced by more dynamic and fast-paced game play, and thanks to a new scoring system - based on honor points and resilience points - there is no player elimination.

Everybody gets to fight to the very end! Also, weapons and attacks are fused into a single card.

Prices:
Retail Price:$17
Amazon:$13
Ebay:$16
Expansions:
Samurai Sword: Rikyu
Samurai Sword: Rising Sun

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In the land of the Rising Sun, faithful Samurai protect the Shogun-their commander and lord. Cunning Ninja try to undermine the Empire, by fair means or foul.

The katana blade sparkles on the battlefield as a lonely Ronin prepares for the struggle, plotting his revenge. Can you find your enemies while honoring the way of the warrior?

Components

  • 7 Role cards
  • 12 Character cards
  • 32 Weapon cards
  • 15 Property cards
  • 43 Action cards
  • 1 summary card
  • 30 Honor Points
  • 36 Resilience Points
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Players are divided into three (secret) teams: …



Unless your Character card says otherwise, you may use your abilities as many times as you wish (if possible).

  • Benkei (5): All other players have +1 Difficulty when they attack you.


  • Chiyome (4): You can only be wounded by Weapon cards. You are not affected by Jujutsu and Battle Cry cards. You are affected normally by other Action cards, such as Tea Ceremony.


  • Goemon (5): You may play 1 additional Weapon card during your turn. So, if you have 1 Focus in play, you may play up to 3 Weapon cards each turn. …



Honor continues to be stronger than steel in the life of the samurai warrior, and no sword can cut so deep as failure.

Stealthy Ninja and faithful Samurai will have to face a double threat: the Ronin! Rising Sun is an expansion for the Samurai Sword game. Inside you will find new cards, new characters, and new rules-you can even play with up to 8 players!

Components

  • 12 Character cards
  • 8 Role cards
  • 10 Property Cards
  • 13 Action Cards
  • 2 summary cards
  • 15 Honor Points
  • 18 Resilience Points
  • Instructions
  • 17 Weapon Cards

Game Play

Rising Sun features 12 new Characters (which are shuffled together with the original ones), 40 new playing cards (to be shuffled with the basic playing cards), and 2 summary cards with the new scoring chart. …



  • Remember that a player with no cards in his hand is Harmless, and cannot be the target of most cards, especially Weapons. Try to empty your hand so you are Harmless!

    If another player is Harmless because he has no cards in hand, you can play a Tea Ceremony or Breathing card to make him draw one, so he becomes a target again!

  • Play your Properties! Their effects add together, and you can become very deadly with just a couple of Focus or Fast Draw cards. Plus, they take up space and are of little use when in your hand. …




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