If you want to play a nice, simple, game of Monopoly, Uno, or even King of Tokyo, you may wish to bypass this review. All of those are great games, and deserve to be played, but Yashima is a different breed of game. It is by no means an intrinsically difficult game, but it will take a bit of time to learn, and certainly gets more fun when you can play it more.
Let’s start out with the rulebook, all 18 full sized pages of it. This can be daunting, and the first group that I looked at playing with it voted it down as a result. But when I managed to get the right group together, it was worth the effort and there are a number of pages that are simply back story and flavour. The mechanics of play are actually very simple...Read More