Waka Tanka

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Cool Mini Or Not would like to announce the release of Waka Tanka, a bluffing card game by Bruno Faidutti.  In the game, players take o the role of Native American shamans working to prove their worth to the tribe–and sometimes, that means covering your mistakes and hoping no one will notice.  The following excerpt from the official press release sets the stage for the game:

During the Summer Solstice, the Sioux Tribes would send their most promising young wizards to the Great Shaman.

Each young apprentice had to try to become one with nature and ask Waka Tanka to make one of the Totemic animals of their tribe appear.

Those whose spell had no effect would lose their authority forever. That’s why some apprentices began masking their misfortune with any possible trick. But the other apprentices are watching…

More information about the game and its gameplay summary can be seen on BoardGameGeek’s page for this game.  Wake Tanka’s street date is May 20th, 2016.  For more information about the game and its release, visit Cool Mini Or Not’s website.

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Cool Mini or Not has announced that it will once again partner with Sweet Games to publish the English version of Waka Tanka in America. Waka Tanka is a light bluffing card game designed by Bruno Faidutti (Citadels, Mission: Red Planet). In the game, players are Native American shamans who try to conjure spirits by playing incantation cards face down. Other players can call their bluff and catch them in their lies.
If you’re interested in this light bluffing game with great art (the game is illustrated by David Cochard (Dungeon Lords, Dungeon Petz), one of my favorite board game artists), read the full press release below:

December 3, 2015 – CMON Inc. has announced today that it will be publishing the English version of Sweet Games’ Waka Tanka in America. Designed by legendary game designer Bruno Faidutti, Waka Tanka has players taking on the role of would-be Sioux shamans as they try to win the favor of the titular Waka Tanka, the great spirit of every living thing. Players will need to bluff and deceive other players to win. Illustrated by David Cochard, Waka Tanka promises to bring the same beauty in art and mechanics as CMON Inc. and Sweet Games’ previous title The Grizzled.

A preview of Waka Tanka will be shown in Cannes at the end of February 2016 with a simultaneous international release following shortly after.

CMON Inc. is a publisher of premium quality board and table tops games. Their previously published titles Include Zombicide, Arcadia Quest, Rum and Bones,Xenoshyft: Onslaught and more.

Sweet Games is a French game publisher of modern board and card games. Their previous partnership with CMON Inc. brought the highly praised game The Grizzled to America.