Asmadi Games has started a Kickstarter campaign for the first expansion to Mottainai, titled Wutai Mountains. Mottainai (2015) is generally considered Carl Chudyk’s followup to his magnum opus, Glory to Rome (2005). Both games are great examples of deep, strategic card games involving multi use cards. In Mottainai, 2-3 players take turns moving cards around an intricate path, triggering and following actions, storing materials, and creating great works of art in a Buddhist temple. The art can either be for display or for sale, and a careful balance of each is what gains players the most points to win. Wutai Mountains adds another level to the path, bringing 54 new “Om Works” cards. These great works are constructed the same way as others, but once completed, they allow cards to be tucked underneath, creating Om-Helpers, Om-Sales, and Om-Materials.
The Kickstarter Campaign for Mottainai: Wutai Mountains continues through April 6, and is expected to deliver in May of 2018.