Small Samurai Empires

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Small Samurai Empires

2-4 Players
Best of 4 players

75 Min
Playing time

Age: 13+
Minimum age


(Good - usually willing to play.)

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Small Samurai Empires is an action-packed area control game for 2 to 4 players, where players fight for control of Japan with their armies of samurai! A game of Small Samurai Empires is played in 3 epochs, each consisting of 2 rounds. In each turn, players will take turns placing face-down control tokens on one of the available squares in the 4 regions of Japan. When all players have placed their tokens and filled all the slots, they will be revealed and resolved one by one by the owner of the token. These command tokens will allow players to recruit powerful samurai armies, move their armies to conquer provinces, build castles to defend and maintain control of their provinces, and perform other meaningful actions.

At the end of each of the three eras, players will score points according to the regions they control and their value, which may change during the course of the game. In the end, the player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner!

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Small Samurai Empires funded on the Kickstarter platform

Small Samurai Empires was funded on the Crowdfunding Kickstarter (See the campaign) platform on the 06 December 2019, the campaign lasted 30 days. 1,387 people helped funded the game, whose the amount requested was A$14,493.00. Thanks to these 1,387 people the game could be funded up to A$67,942.00, ~468.79%.

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Primary titleSmall Samurai Empires
Year published2020
Release DateAugust 2020
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LanguagesEnglish, French
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DesignersMilan Tasevski
ArtistsMilan Tasevski
PublishersArchona Games
Type of publicAmateur