Onami is a strategic card game rooted in Japanese culture. The story behind the game of Onami is mixed with myth and legend. Long ago when large forces met on the fields of battle the leaders would often settle the victory based on the outcome of a game similar to Onami, as to not waste countless lives needlessly. The pieces in the game represent many of the different aspects of Japanese culture such as Samurai and the Lotus. All of the art work is original and only available in the game of Onami.
Note: This a physical card game not a video game
The concept is simple, both players draw 5 cards from a shuffled deck of 49 cards.
1 - 16" x 16" Game Board
49 - 2.5" Square Cards
25 - 6 Sided Dice A different color on each side!
25 - 2 Sided Tokens Black and White
1 - Instruction Manual
Note: The demo and other images show the pre-stretch goal 2 player version.
Each card in their hand will have 4 numbers on it, one number on each facing of the card. North, East, South, and West
The first player ( chosen randomly ) will then place a card somewhere on that 5 x 5 grid. Next they will place a double sided token on the card marking that they own it, with the color of their choosing facing up. They will then draw a card from the deck, signaling the end of their turn.
The next player will then go, doing the same thing.
Players may also rotate the card however they desire to get the optimal outcome.
If a player lays a card next to a card they do not own they can potentially take ownership of it and possibly cards next to that one and so forth!
Using the example below: the second player, who is represented by the black token laid their card to the right of one of the first players cards, who is represented by the white token.
The card they laid down has a 7 on the west face of the card. The card to the left of it has a 0 on the east face of the card. Since 7 is greater than 0 the player represented by the black token can gain control of that card,
But wait it doesn't end there! There is also the possibility of chain reaction captures! Lets examine the sample below.
The card with the black token on it was just laid down by the second player, the number facing west is 3, the number on the card beside it, that is owned by the first player, has a number of 1 on the east side. Since 3 is greater than 1 it captures it.
The Onami (wave) continues. Since the difference between 3 and 1 is 2, the second player, represented by the black token card, captures up to two cards total ( including the initial card captured ). If there are numbers on the next card that are greater than cards that are next to it and that not already owned by the second player, the ending result is as seen below.
Using this mechanic, even if you are woefully behind, a single card can turn the tides, potentially bring you back in to the game!
There are many strategic ways to play Onami, but you must be careful to be both defensive and offensive.
Once the board is full, the player with possession of the most cards is determined as the winner.
In order to get an Add On added to your order simply increase your pledge by using the "Manage Your Pledge" button the amount indicated for the add ons you want.
- $12 - Extra Copy of Onami
- $3 - Seppuka (Graphic Card) - this card will be mailed to you separately via post and can be used as part of the game if you desire. (NOTE the numbers on this card are extra powerful)
After the campaign is over. We will release a Pledge Manager that will allow you to make your final selection of add-ons.
$6,000 - At this level we will include the additional pieces needed to make Onami up to a 4 player game.
$8,000 - At this level we will include a deluxe version of the board that will have inset slots to place the cards.
$10,000 - At this level we will include a key to the digital version of the game with your pledge (For iOS/Android Only)
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter game, we learned a lot with the first one and believe we have mitigated most of the risks.
At this time all the cards are complete and finalized.. We have a relationship with a manufacturer who will produce the game for us at top notch quality. As soon as the game is funded we will be able to send it off to the printers and then get it to you the gamers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (26 days)