Capital cities are very important to a country. Sure, cities are important, in general, in terms of trade and crafts and such, but capital cities are where your government will be and that means it’s where you’ll be having meetings with foreign dignitaries. Having a capital city that’s the most majestic, beautiful, and awe-inspiring is paramount. And lucky you, you’ve been tasked with creating a new capital city by the queen. Problem is, she’s tasked several people with the job. If you want to be the one with all the prestige, you’ll have to make sure your city reigns supreme. That’s the story behind Yamatai, a new game coming from Days of Wonder.
From the announcement:
Designed by Bruno Cathala and Marc Paquien ; beautifully illustrated by Jérémie Fleury ; discover our new board game: Yamataï!
As befitting a Days of Wonder game, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn but the paths leading to victory are numerous. The players will have to carefully observe each other’s actions to become the Master Builder of Yamataï.
Yamataï is for 2 to 4 players, ages 13 and up. A game lasts from 40 to 80 minutes. The box includes 1 lavishly illustrated game board, 4 player mats with meeples, 80 wooden boats carrying resources (bamboo, wood; stone, clay, gold), 10 Fleet Tiles, 28 Building Tiles (21 Standard Buildings, and 7 Prestige Buildings represented with wooden figures), 7 Mountain Tiles, 34 Culture Tokens, 8 Sacred Ground tokens, 73 Coins, 24 Prestige Point Tokens and 18 Specialist Tiles.
Yamataï is expected to be available in Europe in March and in the US in May, at a suggested retail price of €54/$60.