If You Like: The Last Airbender, Chess, Hive Pocket
Player Count: Competitive for 2 Players
Complexity Rating: 2 - Mild
Average Playtime: 20 Minutes
Newest game by the designer of the award winning game Hive.
Tatsu is a Backgammon style board-game that uses tactile dragon stone game pieces with different powers, in a battle of wits, in this addictive strategy game.
Japanese legend tells of a great battle between two mighty Dragon Lord armies, locked in combat on the peaks of Mount Hotaka, competing to win the hand of Princess Kushinada, the last and most beautiful of eight sisters. A battle so ferocious, that the villagers fearing for their lives, acquire the help of a powerful Wizard, who casts a spell over the Dragon Lords to keep them imprisoned in a circle of combat and to be freed only at the battle’s end. Their struggle continues to this very day, even though the Princess and their fateful story have long passed into legend.
Tatsu is a two-player game in which players control three different types of dragon pieces. By rolling two six-sided dice to decide movement, the pieces travel round the board and when they land on the same space as another piece, they will effect the piece in the following ways:
• Vine dragons (green) entangle a player's dragon.
• Water dragons (blue) expel a player's dragon off the board, back to their holding tray.
• Fire dragons (red) take a player's dragon, removing it entirely from play.
You win if you take all of one type of the opposition's dragons or if you knock all the opposition's dragons off the board, so that none remain in play.