Ken Hodkinson, the inventor of the abstract strategy board game Bin’Fa, the Tao of War, announced today that a fourth version of the classic game has gone into production after 40 years in development.
The new version has many changes from those familiar with its previous small run incarnations, including the 1977 original Bin’Fa, Avalon Hill’s version, Hexagony, which was produced by Alan Moon, and the 2000 Seacoast Tube Edition.
Continually tinkering, altering and adding rules based on play and reviewer commentary, the latest changes include the addition of the General, Vortexes that allow you to traverse the board in one move, rule changes governing the gathering of supplies, and the separation of the original hexagon shaped game board into six separate game board sections which offer almost limitless possibilities for new terrain each game.
Kicking the release off will be a Kickstarter campaign this November 4, 2014 designed to raise awareness within the gaming community, funds for production costs and sample demos for game clubs at Toy and Hobby Store across the United States. In addition to some of the more regular types of rewards, Ken is offering the use of his San Diego house for the duration of Comic-Con next summer.
Bin’Fa The Tao of War will be officially launched at the March 2015 GAMA trade show in Las Vegas. The first Bin’Fa tournament will be held at the Origins Game Show in Columbus, OH July 3-7, 2015.