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68 historic Samurai end the Age of War. Disasters, honor, spying, ninja, sumo, hostages, duels and more. Very fast and unforgiving!
68 historic Samurai end the Age of War. Disasters, honor, spying, ninja, sumo, hostages, duels and more. Very fast and unforgiving!
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Dueling Samurai: A fast and furious board game of conquest.

NZ$ 19,034

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Dueling Samurai is the ultimate tabletop territory conquer game where 2 to 4 players will utilize both peace and war for their strategy to dominate Feudal Japan.

The Dueling Samurai Core Game Set - All stretch goals are included.
The Dueling Samurai Core Game Set - All stretch goals are included.

If you like being immersed in rich, detailed, historically thematic and strategic card play, and rolling big dice to smash your opponents to conquer - this board game cannot be missed.

Dueling Samurai has been inspired by the epic consistency of disasters in Clevel's 'Shogun'
Dueling Samurai has been inspired by the epic consistency of disasters in Clevel's 'Shogun'

 It's 1560 and your clan can end the 'Age of War' with fast and furious dueling and intense card play.  Highly risky card play with a rich thematic element makes you a historic warlord in command of your clan.  Every move you make could make or destroy your goal of domination. 

Who they defeated, who defeated them and how they died... your warlord's characteristics will determine your strategy.
Who they defeated, who defeated them and how they died... your warlord's characteristics will determine your strategy.

 

The Dueling Samurai Core Game Set - All stretch goals are included.
The Dueling Samurai Core Game Set - All stretch goals are included.

 

Learn the rules - Start a room - invite friends
Learn the rules - Start a room - invite friends

 

 How to Play Video          Official rule book

We have tweaked this game over 8 years, have had hundreds of gamers provide feedback, have done a dry run with our manufacturer and are now ready to publish, with your help.

This version of Dueling Samurai will never be made again. Specifically, the board, box and rule book will be a limited KickStarter edition. Also, there will be KickStarter exclusive surprise stretch goals unlocked along the way. This campaign is the only chance for gamers to get such an awesome price for Dueling Samurai and all of its stretch goals.  (Dueling Samurai will be retailing at approximately $110 and retail sets will not include stretch goals.)

Dueling Samurai Game Play:

 

 

 

Click here to see the Dueling Samurai BGG site
Click here to see the Dueling Samurai BGG site

 

 

Check out the entire game right now on Tabletopia for FREE!
Check out the entire game right now on Tabletopia for FREE!

 

     

The core game is a high quality production, with thick poker cards, quality pieces and a beautiful finish.  So, there aren't any quality increase stretch goals - because the core game is already there.

Our stretch goals exist purely to make Dueling Samurai as eye-popping as possible - bringing you straight into samurai culture for the ultimate gaming experience.

The first stretch goal is...

Mark your 4 strongest warlords with these awesome samurai models
Mark your 4 strongest warlords with these awesome samurai models

 

All proceeds from backers go right back into the game!
All proceeds from backers go right back into the game!

 

*Models come pre-assembled but not painted.  

Time To Play:

You choose game length:

Players can end the game at anytime (at the end of a round/decade) and use the points system to declare a winner. 

There is an end game where only one castle remains standing, which may happen very early in the game or could take up to a couple of hours.  

Multiple game options:

Players can choose to play on only half the board for super fast games and better 3 player game dynamics.

You simply will not be disappointed as a backer of Dueling Samurai.

About the 3D printing bundle:

All backers will have access to 3D files for printing these awesome models on 3D printers
All backers will have access to 3D files for printing these awesome models on 3D printers

Please note that all digital file rewards are subject to an end user creative commons agreement.

 With prototyping done at our manufacturer, there will be no surprises, and minimal time to hit the go button and produce this game once our campaigning is complete.

Back this project right now and help us work towards our awesome stretch goals!
Back this project right now and help us work towards our awesome stretch goals!

 

Risks and challenges

Fluctuations in currency exchange rates between NZD, USD and YUAN may influence what we can and cannot release for stretch goals. Backers can trust that we just want to make the game as rad as possible and will do so with the provided backing.

Having done a dry run with our manufacturer we are in full command of this project where we and backers know exactly what to expect and what we are going to get.

Although this is the first game the BigForest Creativity Lab is mass producing, this game has been battle tested to the max. Dueling Samurai adheres to maximum fairness, awesome probabilities designed to make a mathematically harmonious game. Richard Janutka has been developing games for over a decade and has specifically play tested and developed Dueling Samurai for over 8 years. The mechanic is solid and well seasoned gamers attest to the fact that this is a well thought out and fantastic game, which maximizes fun, strategy, tactics, luck and amazing story telling that plays out differently in every game. In short, we designed a game that people can't stop thinking about and will want to play over, and over again.

Dueling Samurai won't be a game you buy and play once... with tournaments already all over the world, investing in this game is an investment in culture, history and a new product that will have a lasting international presence in the gaming community.

Backers will simply not be disappointed.

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    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About US$ 7

    Dueling Samurai model 3D printing bundle.

    For $10 NZD you will get 3D files for all Dueling Samurai print-ready models:
    Japanese gate, Cannons, Sumo, the Disasters and volcanoes, Samurai Warlord, Ronin, Samurai Castle, and Farmers.

    You'll also be given 3D files for models not prototyped yet:
    4 additional samurai, pirates, knife cart, ninja, brothels, and the assassin
    (which may need pre-print tweaking).

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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About US$ 17

    Dueling Samurai Print 'n Play

    Get the complete game by buillding most of the components yourself.

    You print:
    Game Cards, Character Cards and Game Board.
    With a 3D printer you can print any of the models in the 3D printing bundle included in this reward.

    We send you essential playing pieces that you cannot print:
    Castles, Clan Tokens, Samurai Warrior Tokens, Game Tokens and clear plastic stands.

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    Pledge NZ$ 88 or more About US$ 57

    The Eternal Samurai Warrior Early Bird
    Approximately $60 USD

    The complete Dueling Samurai set
    including all stretch goals.

    3d printing digital file bundle included.

    These 150 backers will instantly become Elite Eternal Samurai Warrior Core Backers. Elite Eternal Core Backers directly fund the production expenses for Dueling Samurai, and truly make this game exist!

    Your name will be in the instruction book as an Eternal Samurai Warrior for all future publications of this game.

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    Pledge NZ$ 88 or more About US$ 57

    Dueling Samurai Early Bird for Canadian backers.
    (We've opened up a cheaper shipping option for Canadians - please use this.)

    This reward is identical to the $88 early bird option for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge NZ$ 98 or more About US$ 63

    Dueling Samurai Stretch Goal Backer:

    Approx. $66 USD

    The complete Dueling Samurai set
    including all stretch goals.

    3d printing digital file bundle included.

    These backers will be the Stretch Goal Samurai Warriors whose funding will be used to make Dueling Samurai as Eye Popping as possible.

    Your name will be in the instruction book as an Elite Samurai Stretch Goal Backer.

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    Pledge NZ$ 150 or more About US$ 97

    Host a Dueling Samurai Tournament:
    Get 2 copies of Dueling Samurai for an awesome price!

    Dueling Samurai is an awesome tournament game that already has tournaments in New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Japan.

    Be part of the growing community and host a tournament.

    Secret goals are always unlocked when a tournament gets hosted.

    3d printing digital file bundle included.

    All stretch goals are included.

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    Pledge NZ$ 168 or more About US$ 108

    Dueling Samurai Education set.

    With real historically accurate samurai and accurate geography, Dueling Samurai is perfect for High Schools that offer Japanese studies.

    Dueling Samurai is also a great way to study English as a second language, especially for Japanese students, due to the deep cultural context of this game.

    You'll get one copy of the game, print and play files and playing pieces for 6 complete sets of the game. This will allow 24 students to play at once.

    3D printing bundle is included.

    Stretch Goals are not included.

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    Pledge NZ$ 325 or more About US$ 209

    Dueling Samurai Retail Package
    Approximately $225 USD

    5 copies of Dueling Samurai for retail.

    Backers will get to advertise in the Dueling Samurai game box in an ad insert, for this and all future publications of Dueling Samurai.

    First ten retail backers:
    Get a Full page advertisement

    Next ten retail backers:
    Get a half page advertisement

    All retail backers past 20 will get a 1/6 page advertisement space.

    Retail customers will also have access to the 3D printing digital file bundle.

    Suggested retail price for Dueling Samurai:
    $127 NZD (approximately 86 USD)
    (Not Including tax)

    Stretch goals are not included.

    Upon successful stretch goal breaches, retailers will have access to optional Dueling Samurai Model Upgrades retail sets.

    *** Ad insert chance applies for ALL future publications of Dueling Samurai ***

    New Zealand retailers may qualify for delivery fee cash back (Thames, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Auckland retailers).

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    Pledge NZ$ 430 or more About US$ 276

    5 copies of Dueling Samurai at a great price per game.

    Including all stretch goals.

    3d printing digital file bundle included.

    Your name will be in the instruction book as an Elite Samurai Stretch Goal Backer.

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