In an ancient world where bow and blade have only begun to compete with the raw power of wind and air, earth and fire, generals of the many kingdoms sharpen their wits in a centuries-old tradition. The game of Paiko.
Paiko is a game of tactics and elegance. Each side deploys tiles to both threaten opposing forces and secure new territory from which to launch their own armies. Summon a tsunami to clear a path, and deploy longbows along your perimeter to hold off any flanking maneuver. Charge forward with swords, and fire! Or contemplate the fragile beauty of the Lotus in order to instill harmony among your forces.
Invade your opponents territory, and hold it, to win!
- Expanding our “abstract tactical” line, after The Duke, comes Paiko, a one-on-one strategy game optimized to cater to intuitive players. In Paiko, each tile you place expands your territory with its Threat, giving you more options for placement outside your homeground while blocking your opponent. Enough Threat can capture your opponent’s tiles, a pleasant secondary objective, but don’t let it distract you from the goal: place enough tiles on the board to win the game!
- Despite a war-torn land, elders from rival nations still convene to try and find peace. The tool for that diplomacyThe elegant, and time-honored game of Paiko. Outwitting another elder on the game board wins you the respect you need to make your case for peace in the land. Can you out-fox your opponent and win that coveted prize?
- 2 players
- Ages 13+
- 20-45 minute play time
- Number of players: 2 to 4