Bring honor with your sword in Kodachi

October 3, 2018 - 6:29am
Kodachi is a card game designed by A.B. West and produced by WizKids. A kodachi is a small sword used by the samurai in Feudal Japan. The game designer has described Kodachi as a streamlined version of Ninjato (which he also designed) which features a push your luck invasion mechanism at its core. Kodachi will support 2-4 players, aged 14+, and will play in roughly 45 mins.

"In 12th century Japan, you rested after the Gempei War, retiring your ninjato sword, desiring a life of peace. But, once again, the ruling families call for your special skills to establish their honor. You will need stealth and strength, cunning and intrigue, and the swiftness of a Kodachi sword!"

Players are called upon to acquire treasures by facing guards with either strength or stealth. Guards are overcome when playing cards of higher numbers when testing strength or overcome when playing lower numbers when testing stealth. Treasures can be used to generate rumors, bribe envoys, and strengthen skills. Clan tokens, when gained by playing envoys, advance the game until the last clan token is taken and the game ends. The player with the highest score wins the game. Kodachi is expected to release in May of 2019.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games