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Antoine Bauza Tools Games None on shelf 91 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. The potential action spaces in Tokaido are laid out on a linear track, with players advancing down this track to take actions. The player who is currently last on the track takes a turn by advancing forward on the track to their desired action and taking that action, so players must choose whether to advance slowly in order to get more turns, or to travel more rapidly to beat other players to their desired action spaces. The action spaces allow a variety of actions that will score in different, but roughly equal, ways. Some action spaces allow players to collect money, while others offer players a way to spend that money to acquire points. Other action spaces allow players to engage in various set collections that score points for assembling those sets. Some action spaces simply award players points for stopping on them, or give the player a randomly determined action from all of the other types. All of the actions in Tokaido are very simple, and combined with a unique graphic design, Tokaido offers players a peaceful zen mood in its play.
Players: 2-5
Age Range: 8+
Play Time: 45 minutes




Slow play, not super competitive submitted by mowjac on January 15, 2021, 10:39am A beautiful game with leisurely play, this is a good game for those who aren't super competitive or dislike going head to head with other players for resources. With multiple avenues to get points, you can while away an afternoon pretending you are traveling in Japan.

A rarity - my whole family liked it! submitted by katbrehob on January 30, 2021, 3:55pm The game itself is pretty and we all enjoyed playing it and want to play it again! There are a lot of different components which are a little much at first, but we felt like we had a good handle on things by the end of the first game. The first game was a little slow, but it will get faster now that we know what to expect. It also means that the game won't get boring when it's replayed - there are a lot of different paths to play to the end. We're considering buying it for our own game stash since we'll have to return this one.

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