Assert your martial prowess by harnessing the power of various animal spirits.
2 Players | 15-20 Mins | Ages 10+
Features: Grid Movement, Hand Management, Pattern Movement, Square Grid, Static Capture
Onitama is a two-player, perfect information abstract game with a random starting set-up. On a 5x5 board, both players start with five pawns on their side, with the main pawn in the middle.
Each player has two open cards that each display a possible move for any of her pieces. There is a fifth card that cannot be used by either player. On a player's turn, she chooses one of her cards, moves one of her pieces according to the chosen card, then replaces the card she used with the fifth card. The other player then chooses one of his cards, moves accordingly, and exchanges that card with this fifth card — which is, of course, the card the first player just used.
Moving onto one of the opponent's pawns removes that pawn from the game. Taking the opponent's main pawn, or moving your main pawn into your opponent's main pawn's starting space, wins you the game.
AWARDS & HONORS
- 2016 UK Games Expo Best Abstract Game Winner
- 2016 Mensa Recommended
- 2016 Cardboard Republic Striker Laurel Nominee
- 2016 Board Game Quest Awards Best Two Player Game Nominee
- 2015 Cardboard Republic Striker Laurel Nominee
- 2014 Golden Geek Best Abstract Board Game Nominee