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Board Game Review: Hanamikoji

Hanamikoji is the first game from the EmperorS4 Games publishing house in my collection. Christopher told me the designer's (Kota Nakayama) artwork was beautiful and so when he brought the game home for us to play, I was looking forward to the unboxing and reveal. As he opened the box and laid out the cards, I saw he was correct - the cards are absolutely perfect.



He thought I'd do well at the game since I generally ace most games of Battle Line that we play and he felt the basic elements were somewhat similar. In both games there is a race to capture object cards based on a bit of calculated projections and a fair bit of guesswork. In this case, the object cards are the lovely Geisha cards, numbered 2 through 5. Each card numbered 2 comes with two corresponding standard size cards with coordinating artwork, each card numbered 3 comes with three cards, and so on.

The mechanics of this area control game are deceptively simple - each player is dealt a starting hand of six cards …