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Kamisado (2008) – Meeple Like Us
Kamisado is the game you’d get if a military R&D department cross-bred Chess and Curling with the intention of weaponising the Stroop effect. It’s a marvelously simple game of moving pieces with the sole intention of getting one of your chunky ‘dragon towers’ onto your opponent’s front lawn. You pick a colour and you move the piece ‘queen style’ towards your opponent. Always towards. No retreat, baby. No surrender. The pieces can't capture anyone, they can only move. Lines of attack simply don't matter here. This isn't a game about sending troops crashing into the front-line of your enemy with the intention of leaving them vitally disadvantaged. It's not about motion - It’s what happens when you stop moving that makes the game interesting…