- 2-4 players
- 20-30 min play time
- Rulebook in US English, e-rulebook (PDF) in French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.
We have created our 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.
"I also really like the pacing in this game due to the chakra meter..." — Daniel Zayas, Smarter Backer review (below)
"You can teach the game in probably two minutes..."
"They have made it a very good multiplayer game..."
"You can then build and stack different bonuses, different abilities on top of each other..."
"...my daugther is eight and she is really big fan of battle card game... She and I played this game a few times and we've had a lot fun with it..." — Undead Viking video review (below)
"(...) The game is very easy to get it up and running, but it's not a simple game, it's a game whose complexity comes out as you played, as you learn it, and as you get better at it (...)." — Nick Meenachan, Board Game Brawl video preview
"There are a number of different triggers and abilities, like being able to draw extra cards, increasing AP, and so on. This variety serves to introduce strategies one normally wouldn’t consider." — Vincent Paone, Dad's Gaming Addiction preview
"It is a very tactical card game... It is both tactical and strategic." — Alex Mote
"I love the iconography (on monster cards). It tells how the power works." — Levi Mote
"I like this that everybody has the same amount of ressources to play with!" — Sarah Sharp, Playthrough video of the base game (below)
"There's a deep thinking in this game." — Daniel, Game Designer Clubhouse, Playthrough video of the base game.
“You have to look at your surroundings before you play.” — David MacKenzie
"You have to realize what terrain you’re on and what’s its effect to you, what’s the counter, how much help you gonna have, all those calculations have to go before you place the card down." — Tom, Game Designer Clubhouse, Playthrough video of the base game with expansion.
Want to know more? Check this article in French:
In addition to the gameplay video below , here are Yokai Battle's rules and free playtest PnP files.
- Summon: Summon one of your monster on a terrain card to turn it yours.
- Control: Control and defend your terrain cards from enemy monsters
- Expand: Keep summoning your monsters until you have summoned 5 of them.
Here’s a video in French from Ludovox that describes the game mecanisms.
Et voici une vidéo de Ludovox (en français):
Two artists worked on the illustrations: Leon Nguyen (Cielociel) and Vinhnyu. Leon designed fifteen monsters, and Vinhnyu designed the last four.
Leon had a great time deepening his knowledge of Japanese monsters, and we’d like to share some of the books that inspired him.
- Matthew Meyer, The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai
- Matt Alt, Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide
- Shigeru Mizuki, Dictionnaire des Yôkaï (published by the french company Pika Édition)
A peek at his character designs:
Vinhnyu designed the following monsters: Daki, Momonji, Hannya et Nue. There’s a lot of Japanese monsters and we’re sure to find new monsters that can be added to the game for enriching it!
If you want more than one copy of the game, we offer degressive prices from the second game to the third. For larger quantity, please contact us. A single KS member can order up to 3 games per shipment.
Leon Nguyen (Cielociel):
He designed the gameplay, 15 of the monsters, the expansion cards + the box.
He designed the gameplay and managed the project.
He designed 4 of the monsters.
We’d like to thank all the people that helped us by testing and commenting the game with their valuable insight!
“The game stays intense right up until someone wins.” — Kevin M.
“I like to use the special abilities of the monsters to build tactics and strategy.” — Nicolas B.
“The gameplay is easy to learn and the artwork is unique. I love it.” — Huy N.
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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.
- (26 days)