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No. of Players: 2-4

Age: 13+

Game Time: 40-80mins

Difficulty: Medium


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Compete to build palaces, torii, and your own buildings in the land of Yamatai. The game includes ten numbered action tiles, each showing one or more coloured ships and with most showing a special action. You shuffle these tiles, place them in a row, then reveal one more than the number of players.

On a turn, each player chooses a tile, collects the depicted ships from the reserve, optionally buys or sells one ship, then places the ships on the board.

After placing ships, you can either claim coloured resources from land that you’ve touched with new ships this turn or build on one vacant space.

Once you trigger one of the game-ending conditions — e.g., no ships of one colour or no more specialists — you finish the round, then count points for buildings built, specialists hired, and money on hand.

What’s In The Box:

1 Game Board

4 Player Mats & Matching Meeples

80 Wooden Boats

63 Tiles

28 Buildings

66 Tokens

73 Coins

1 Rulebook

Publisher: Days of Wonder

Designer: Bruno Cathala, Marc Paquien