About this project
Gaming: a fun way to share
We aim to deliver games while also sharing cross-cultural values. We have created our very first tactical card game, based on Japanese occult creatures. This game will allow players to explore traditional Japanese beliefs and its expansion will allow them to discover many of the figures who have helped make Japanese history. Yokai Battle is not only a game but also a deep discovery within.
Yokai Battle is a tactical cards game for 2 - 4 players aged 14 years old and over. The average playing time is between 20 to 30 minutes.
Yokai Battle success is very important to us. We have tested every aspect of it in order to make it the best we possibly could and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Yokai Battle originates from the Japanese occult monsters realm. A yokai is a creature that has been made real by one of our fears or beliefs. In ancient times, while the yokai were conquering the world, a few selected men decided to resist to them and trained themselves to be shamans. In Yokai Battle, you will be one of these shamans, battling in today’s world.
Please refer to "The 6 families" paragraph to have a list of the 22 monster cards.
The game expansion gives players a great opportunity to enhance their gaming experience and strategy building with a set of 18 KS exclusive action cards . (No extra shipping fees are required.)
- Traps can prevent your enemies from summoning their monsters next to yours or perhaps let you take control of one of them.
- Spells can be cast on monsters and have various effects.
- Equipment cards give your monster extra abilities.
Our artbook is available during this campaign with every +20€ pledge.
It's the best way to share our adventure. It's a 40 pages stitched paperback binding book with sketches, unreleased illustrations, and photos of some prototypes of our game.
You can add it to your rewards by adding 15 € on top of your pledge. If you want more than 1 artbook, just times the number of artbook you want. No extra shipping fees are required.
If you want more than one copy of the game, we offer degressive prices from the second game to the third.
Please add the shipping fees on top of your pledge as regard to your location and the number of copies to be shipped.
France, Belgium & Luxembourg can also have free shippings ("Centre relais"). (French: Nous lancerons un questionnaire en fin de campagne pour vérifier si vous désirez recevoir votre colis en centre relais.)
A single KS member can order up to 3 games per shipment. For larger quantity, please contact us.
Create your own board:
The number of tiles differs according to the number of players. Terrain tiles are shuffled and then randomly placed face up in the order drawn to create the board. Players have a different pattern each time they play.
Get hold of your chakra points:
Players must spend chakra points (CP) to play their cards on their turn.
They start the game with 2 CP, then add 1 more CP for each new round to be played until they reach 10 CP per round.
Summon your monsters:
To conquer a terrain you must summon one of your monster onto it. The first player who managed to hold five terrain wins the game.
The card position is of great importance, as monsters can be placed on the terrain tiles either horizontally or vertically, in order to direct its most powerful attack against its target, or to protect its weak side.
Attack and retaliate:
A monster summoned next to one or more enemy monsters must attack one of them. The target of the monster’s attack immediately retaliates. Choosing the right ennemy to attack is part of your strategy.
In this example Gaki chooses Kappa as a target. They enter a duel.
During a duel, both monsters receive damage points corresponding with the attack points (APs) indicated on the sides of the cards that touch.
We can see in the example shown below that Gaki has attacked Kappa at its weak side. As a result, Gaki gets 0 points of damage whilst it inflicts 1 point of damage to Kappa.
A player can launch further attacks after a summoning attack, even in the same turn. After a duel, each monster must update its life points by using its life-counter disc.
Unleash your monster's abilities:
You'd better match the element of your monster to the terrain tiles it is being summoned on in order to unleash your yokai's extra ability. Because it can make all the difference.
Playthrough (with only monsters) by Game Designer Clubhouse:
Playthrough (with expansion) by Game Designer Clubhouse:
Warning: The playtests used a prototype of the game. The components of the real game will have perfect 4C printing. The cards will be 4C printed on premium paper with Professional Grade Aqueous Coating. The tiles will be 4C printed on a 1 mm thick greyboard with matte varnish. We’ve ensured that each and every component is of great quality.
- English: Download the "Apprentice booklet"
- English: Download the "Expert booklet" (expansion)
- French: Téléchargez le "Livret de l'apprenti".
- French: Téléchargez le "Livret expert" (extension)
Each battle deck includes 19 different monsters distributed into 22 cards in total. These monsters are derived from 6 families; each family has a unique set of abilities called "jutsu".
The family of fire are known for their great attacking skills. "Fire at will" is their motto, giving serious injuries to their opposition.
The family of water has immense healing abilities. They can also steal life points from their enemies or give some of their own life points to their allies.
The family of earth has strong protective abilities allowing them to be a shelter for their pack. Even though they are not an aggressive family, the very thought of their impressive defensive skills keeps their enemies away.
The family of metal is the most upgradable and progressive family amongst all. They have followed the growth of technology and turned into a special technological entity. Their abilities are both surprising and at times confusing.
The family of wood is driven by one rule: An eye for an eye. You can expect them to retaliate as strong as a poison running through your veins. This reputation gives the family ample space and quiet time, as their enemies are often too scared to infiltrate.
The family of colorless are just like Ronin from ancient Japan. They have either been banished from their family or have chosen to follow their own will and way. The colorless gathered into one single family and created their own rules and values.
- KS exclusive content: a limited number of the KS exclusive content sets will be printed by unlocking stretch goals. Only KS backers will have access to it. Retailers can also be backers.
- A better game for all of us: enhance the game by reaching the additional goals and receive your own expanded game at home.
- Immersive occult Japanese monsters realm
- Fantastically illustrated cards
- Tactical and fun-paced game
- Free shipping is included for the USA,
- Low shipping rates: others countries backers will save a lot of money and avoid commission and taxes rate by being invoiced for the shipping cost AFTER the campaign. This is your chance to get the lowest shipping rate.
- We need you: we put a lot of effort into the design of this game. We worked on it for more than 1 year. We can’t manufacture and ship Yokai Battle without your support.
Moe Blaze is a French company with the aim to deliver games rich in themes and mecanisms while also sharing cross-cultural values.
Leon Nguyen: he designed the gameplay, 15 of the monsters, the expansion cards + the box.
Arno Guensherian: he designed the gameplay and managed the project.
Vinhnyu: He designed 4 of the monsters.
You can also help us by telling the world:
If you know people who might be interested in our game, feel free to share this page with them. They will be glad to hear from you, and we will be happy to present Yokai Battle to them.
We consider retailers just like other backers. If you're a retailer and want to order larger quantity, please contact us at email@example.com for pricing information.
Let's stay tuned!
Risks and challenges
Risks are mostly related to manufacturing and shipping management.
How we managed possible manufacturing risks : We have completed extensive research on Yokai Battle’s prospective manufacturers including investigating the quality of products that they deliver. In the end, whomever we select to manufacture our game, we are 100% sure they will not disappoint. We have also made sure to research and comply with the custom regulations of your country, ensuring a safe delivery to your door.
How we managed possible shipping risks : We have selected experienced shipping partners with good track records and a proven ability to do the job. We also comply with required shipping regulations.
Please keep in mind that provided costs for shipping are estimates, and the final prices may vary based on the number of items per parcel or other destination option, as shipping is rarely one size or one weight fits all.
In the end, the greatest possible risk would be to receive your copy of Yokai Battle a little bit behind the expected date, due to an unexpected issue that could arise during the last few steps of manufacturing and shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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