Throughout Japan's history, many different types of warriors engaged in conflicts, serving different ideologies and different leaders. They used a wide variety of weapons and techniques, as well as coming from all walks of life. There were a great deal of different ideas, aims, weapons, names... But the only thing remained the same at any time. Japanese warriors were strong and noble, without any regrets walking their life way towards the aim! In this edition you will be one of the greatest samurai in Japanese history and will fight courageously! Remember! Behind each game character a story about great victory is!
Game includes all symbols of Jpanese alphabet: hiragana, katakana, Bonus hiragana, Bonus Katakana.
Game includes: gameboards, cards and a book with the story about the strongest Japanese warriors and the greatest viktories. They are real so it will be a great guide for historical past of Japan! The book includes pictures and stories!
Available characters: You choose one of 100 Japanese warriors - ashigaru, samurai, wokou, sohei, yamabushi and so on. Weapon choice is also available.
The design of gameboards includes photos of former samurai mansions and battle fields. Playing the game you will deeply feel the ancient times of samurai period. You will travel through the bravest times of Japanese history!
The basement of the research are historical documents and samurai archives. The stories are true. The book also includes maps so you can travel Japan and see all the places mentioned in WARRIOR edition with your own eyes!
During the peak of the samurai’s presence in Japan, no samurai was stronger or more cunning that Oda Nobunaga. His name is one of the most recognizable in Japanese history, and it isn’t without reason.Following a long and costly war that saw the preeminent daimyo in Japan – Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin – greatly weakened, many clans broke out in war with the hopes of filling the void of power left by them, though none of them held sufficient power to risk marching upon the capital to take the throne.
Nobunaga’s rise from a lowly daimyo to an unstoppable general is due to the revolution he brought the battlefield that saw him bring to life a class system based on merit that saw warriors designated to specific roles based on ability and skill rather than heritage. Most importantly, though, was Nobunaga’s adoption of firearms and his ingenious creation of the rotating volley tactic that ensured his troops would unleash a never ending barrage of gunfire as one troop of gunmen always stood in reserve ready to attack and unleash hell when the first troop was forced to reload.
Born as a peasant to a low-ranking foot soldier, Hideyoshi carried no samurai lineage, and since a samurai’s bloodline played such an integral role in any samurai’s standing amongst his peers, it should have been impossible for him to become the formidable general and innovative leader that he became.
Hideyoshi was awarded no luxuries that were given to noble families of samurai bloodline, and his dignified career began humbly as a sandal-bearer for Oda Nobunaga at the bottom of the Oda clan’s hierarchy, but as Nobunaga dominated the battlefield of Feudal Japan and set himself from the competition to become Japan’s fiercest warlord, Hideyoshi also separated himself from his peasant bloodline to become a magnificent general under Nobunaga.
As a samurai who was one of the generals belonging to the aptly titled Four Heavenly Kings of Tokugawa and one who has been blessed with the fortunate and equally grandiose moniker “The Warrior who surpassed Death,” Tadakatsu could easily be said to be a warrior without any match.
As a subordinate of Tokugawa, Tadakatsu was a veteran of over a hundred battles, and never once was he bested by an opposing general in combat. Tadakatsu never suffered a significant wound in all of his years of service, hence his appropriating of the nickname above.
In combat, Tadakatsu was adept in the wielding of a long spear that was dubbed one of the “Three Great Spears of Japan,” and in 1584, with only a small army that was outnumbered greatly by an army headed by general Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he stood tall and challenged the opposing army to battle, an act that struck so deeply with Hideyoshi that he ordered the safety of Tadakatsu and all of the men accompanying him.
GAME BOARD DESIGN
The Former Hosokawa Residence (旧細川刑部邸, Kyū Hosokawa Gyōbutei) is the former residence of a branch family of the Hosokawa Clan, the powerful clan that ruled over Kumamoto during the Edo Period. The building is a great example of a high-class samurai mansion. After the end of the feudal era, Gyobutei was moved to a different location in 1873, but was re-located to Kumamoto Castle Park and beautifully restored in the 1990s. It is now open to the public and displays the typical design of a highly ranked samurai's residence of the Edo Period.
The Seisonkaku Villa
The Seisonkaku Villa (成巽閣, Seisonkaku) was built in the last years of the Edo Period by a Maeda lord for his mother. It is one of the most elegant, remaining samurai villas in Japan. Located in the southwest corner of Kenrokuen, Seisonkaku is a large structure with a number of expansive tatami rooms on two floors. One of its interesting features is the roof which covers its garden viewing deck. It was built without supports that would interrupt the view of the garden.
An exhibition room in the Aoyagi House in the Kakunodate Samurai District
Each edition includes:
- 32х game boards (perfect for 1-32 players).
- 107х cards with alphabet signs
- 1х Instructions
- 32х tip-boards
- 80 action cards
- 288 game money cards
- colorful box
+ Warrior pack of learning materials
+Warrior cards of action
+ A wondeful book about Japnese warriors!
In each edition a wonderful story is waiting for you!