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Lay tiles and create paths through a Japanese garden in this beautiful board game.
Lay tiles and create paths through a Japanese garden in this beautiful board game.
1,089 backers pledged $57,624 to help bring this project to life.

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Life's a Journey, Not a Destination - Find your path through a beautiful Japanese garden. Step into tranquility as you pass through the torii gates, traveling from fountains to flowers to shrines while meeting vendors, poets, and even samurai along the way...   

Traveling through the Garden - Earn the most journey points by expanding the garden and walking to landmarks through the torii gates. You will interact with people in the garden gaining additional advantages as you play.

  •  Lay tiles to create paths in a gorgeous Japanese Garden.
  •  Smooth, streamlined rounds - a delightful combination of tile laying, set collection, and unique character abilities.
  •  Beautiful components, easy to learn and teach, The One Hundred Torii is a joy to play.

Scott Caputo - designer of Whistle Stop, Völuspá and Sorcerer City - has created a wonderful compliment to Vincent Dutrait's exceptional, hand painted art. Eduardo Baraf of Pencil First Games is at the helm of The One Hundred Torii to ensure it is the perfect balance of engaging play, compelling choices, and wonderful art in a fantastic package. 

You are not the only visitors to the gardens -The One Hundred Torii includes a single player experience supported by by its own Single Player board, where you meet and have a friendly competition with Onatsu, the Pilgrim.    

The Toku mini-expansion is a set of bonus reward cards, some of which are randomly placed on top of the large token piles each game. The first player to earn a given Large Landmark token, Geisha bonus token, or Enclosure bonus token also gains the Toku card on top. 

Toku cards are worth one journey point if kept until the end of the game or they may be spent for a one-time special use - such as free landmarks, changing torii gates, or discounts when using the different game characters. In some cases, that could mean being able to use the vendor or samurai for free! You can also use several Toku cards on the same turn for a big play. The Toku mini-expansion gives another incentive to be first to accomplish certain objectives and creates dynamic plays later in the game.

The Koi mini-expansion is a second expansion for advanced players, in which each player is dealt a set of action cards at the start of the game. 

Koi cards are worth one journey point if kept until the end of the game or they may be used as special actions for extra tokens, using multiple characters, etc. Players only get one of each action card, but they can use them whenever they want or in combination for huge turns. The Koi mini-expansion gives players extra flexibility and creates big scoring opportunities as the game progresses.

All Kickstarter backers who pledge for The One Hundred Torii will also receive the Toku Mini-Expansion & The Koi Mini-Expansion for Free. These expansions will be available for sale separately on BGG, at Conventions, etc. Neither will be packaged within the base game. 


How to Play - (English) 

Le Tuto Des Règles (French)


Preview part of a paid marketing package with BGS
Preview part of a paid marketing package with BGS

 Rahdo Runs Through: The One Hundred Torii Rundown - "This is a very sweet, charming, and a lovely, peaceful zen-like experience."

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Tantrum House - The One Hundred Torii Preview - "The One Hundred Torii is Awesome! Another great tile laying game!!" 

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 Ant Lab Games - The One Hundred Torii Playthrough Preview - We need a something to take out, play it, be done in an hour, where everyone has a lot of fun. It's quick to the table, quick to learn, but still challenging enough to keep us in the game. This definitely hits the mark! 

 Beyond Solitaire - The One Hundred Torii Solo Playthrough  

Board Game Closet - The One Hundred Torii Preview - The Gardener...is satisfyingly amazing. 

The Dice Odyssey - The One Hundred Torii Preview - "The One Hundred Torii is absolutely fantastic!"

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Risks and challenges

"The One Hundred Torii" is Pencil First Games' Tenth Kickstarter. "Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet!", "The Siblings Trouble", "GemPacked Cards", "Heroes and Tricks", "Herbaceous", "Legendary Creatures", "Sunset Over Water", Herbaceous Sprouts, and "Heroes Welcome" all successfully funded and shipped to backers. "Skulk Hollow" is in manufacturing and shipping to backers in September. We strive to run excellent Kickstarters and deliver fantastic products.

"The One Hundred Torii" is well-tested and balanced. The graphic design is complete and the card art is final. Box and instructions are near final and we have been working closely with our printer. Limited amounts of work will remain based on how our planned Stretch Goals unfold.

There are inherent risks whenever undertaking a project as complex and large as producing and distributing a board game, but we have over 5 years of experience dealing with these. We've gone out of our way to surround ourselves with experienced board game developers, distributors, and people who have run and launched successful Kickstarters. This team of friends has been exceedingly supportive and we're sure will help as we hit any upcoming bumps in the road. And there are bumps. Strikes, shortages, shipping delays are all hard to predict.

Most importantly, if something does go wrong, we will keep everyone in the loop as the project moves forward and comes to market. This game will exist because you all will have made it happen.

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